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Art, craft & design Professional Development Courses

I deliver a number of Primary & Secondary art INSET CPD Continuing Professional Development training courses around the country, some hosted by myself and others for third-party training providers. Please visit the Learning Partnership for a list of forthcoming training courses.

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CPD from Paul Carney Arts

CPD Training Courses with the Learning Partnership

SPRING TERM 2024

23.1.24 Making meaningful, manageable progress in art 4pm - 5.30pm Online

How can you be confident that the children in your school are making good progress in art and design? What does making good progress look like in real, practical terms, across a range of curriculum attainment measures? What are the barriers to making effective progress and how can we overcome them? This session will aim to answer all these questions and arm you with the confidence that your school is on the right track. Bookings via the Learning Partnership

6.2.24 Art Leader network 4pm - 5.00pm Online

A chance to share successful practice, receive updates on national and local curriculum developments, and to further develop your leadership/curriculum skills.  There will be practical skills demonstrations, examples of best practice, tips & ideas, and links to cool  artists. Bookings via the Learning Partnership

13.2.24 SECONDARY #ArtChat FREE online meeting 4pm - 5.00pm Online

Join Paul Carney & the Learning Partnership in our new, free online secondary #arted chat meetings, featuring news, updates, speakers and great ideas for teaching secondary art. Completely free to join, they will be hosted by Paul and feature much of his work, thinking, support & advice on art & design education. Bookings via the Learning Partnership

5.3.24 Teaching Primary art with Ofsted's new knowledge criteria 4pm - 5.30pm Online

Ofsted’s Subject Review for art & design has made a huge impact on curriculum development and it’s important that schools are fully aware of the many ways in which knowledge can be embedded in primary practice. The course will help you understand artist theoretical & disciplinary knowledge; how to select artists and how to use them effectively to move learning forward. It will show you how practical knowledge can be learned and sequenced effectively to ensure pupils’ skills are maximised. Bookings via the Learning Partnership

7.3.24 Assessing Primary art 4pm - 5.30pm Online

Art and design is not traditionally a subject that has been assessed in great depth at the primary phase. However, this has all changed and subject teachers must now ensure children are aware of their own attainment and understand what changes they need to make in order to improve. This session will help you do this using classroom based techniques that help you assess art with confidence. It will also show you how assessment influences your day to day planning and affects your art curriculum. Bookings via the Learning Partnership

19.3.24 Art Leader network 4pm - 5.00pm Online

A chance to share successful practice, receive updates on national and local curriculum developments, and to further develop your leadership/curriculum skills.  There will be practical skills demonstrations, examples of best practice, tips & ideas, and links to cool  artists. Bookings via the Learning Partnership

2.3.24 Primary Curriculum Conference 9am- 3.00pm Full Day Online

A whole day of curriculum thinking & discussion where expert art & design educators and national subject advisers will discuss best practice models and visually present their curriculum models. You can expect to get loads of ideas, support and guidance to help you become much more confident about the teaching of art & design. There will lots of exciting content and some great speakers are being lined up, to be announced shortly. Bookings via the Learning Partnership

25.4.24 Simply sketchbooks 2.30pm - 4.30pm Online 

Primary teachers have so many questions to ask about sketchbooks. What format or type should they be? What does a good sketchbook look like? How should we use them on a day to day basis? What should go in our sketchbooks? And many more! Have all your questions answered and leave the session inspired to transform your pupil’s sketchbook journeys. Bookings via the Learning Partnership

 

SUMMER TERM 2024

7.5.24 Art Leader network 4pm - 5.00pm Online

A chance to share successful practice, receive updates on national and local curriculum developments, and to further develop your leadership/curriculum skills.  There will be practical skills demonstrations, examples of best practice, tips & ideas, and links to cool  artists.​ Bookings via the Learning Partnership

21.5.24 Assessing Primary art  4pm - 5.30pm Online

Art and design is not traditionally a subject that has been assessed in great depth at the primary phase. However, this has all changed and subject teachers must now ensure children are aware of their own attainment and understand what changes they need to make in order to improve. This session will help you do this using classroom based techniques that help you assess art with confidence. It will also show you how assessment influences your day to day planning and affects your art curriculum. Bookings via the Learning Partnership

22.5.24 SECONDARY #ArtChat FREE online meeting 4pm - 5.00pm Online

Join Paul Carney & the Learning Partnership in our new, free online secondary #arted chat meetings, featuring news, updates, speakers and great ideas for teaching secondary art. Completely free to join, they will be hosted by Paul and feature much of his work, thinking, support & advice on art & design education. Bookings via the Learning Partnership

04.6.24 Maximising Progress in your SECONDARY Curriculum 4pm - 5.30pm Online

The expectations & demands of the secondary art & design curriculum have changed enormously in the last few years. This course will help you understand, not only how to re-appraise and re-evaluate your key stage 3 curriculum, but help you understand competing theories of how best we learn and also how to use different approaches to project development so that learning, progress & pupil motivation can be maximised. Bookings via the Learning Partnership

11.6.24 Art Leader network 4pm - 5.00pm Online

A chance to share successful practice, receive updates on national and local curriculum developments, and to further develop your leadership/curriculum skills.  There will be practical skills demonstrations, examples of best practice, tips & ideas, and links to cool  artists. Bookings via the Learning Partnership

18.6.24 Drawing and mark making 2.30pm - 4.30pm Online 

There are so many conflicting opinions about the teaching of drawing that non-specialists can easily get confused. This session will give you loads of confidence and have you drawing in a variety of styles for a range of purposes and help you teach drawing in new, exciting and diverse ways. This will be an online practical session, so you’ll need to have some equipment ready. Bookings via the Learning Partnership

11.7.24 Primary Painting 2.30pm - 4.30pm Online 

Painting is more than colour wheels and Van Gogh Starry Nights! This session will help you teach painting skills from EYFS to Y6 with more confidence. It will show you how to overcome some of the common pitfalls of painting in the primary phase and help you understand the different ways in which children can make progress in painting. This will be an online practical session, so you’ll need to have some equipment ready. Bookings via the Learning Partnership

Art SKILLS Training Videos

Four CPD Training videos from Paul Carney to watch again and again, in your own time, as a whole school or individually. Purchase them as separate videos or as a whole suite of training. Pay online or email me to pay by school invoice. 

Sculpture in the Primary phase
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Sculpture in the Primary phase

Sculpture is such a specialist area of art and design that covers so many disciplines, skills and techniques. Even experienced teachers need support and guidance when planning and delivering sculpture from Reception to Year 6. This recorded CPD painting skills session allows you to access the training as a whole school CPD session or in your own time, on your own terms. Then again, why not do both? Watch the training as many times as you like, wherever you want.   This training session is over one hour long and contains guidance on teaching both substantive practical and theoretical knowledge and disciplinary knowledge in sculpture. You’ll learn what sculpture is, what the different types of sculpture are, what materials to use, sculpture skills & techniques and the formal elements of sculpture too. Tons of ideas: The session is packed with detailed breakdowns of each sculpture type and contains tons of ideas on how to teach each one. There are paper and card crafts ideas, textiles, wire, and withies projects to do. It has modelling ideas such as how to use clay, play-doh, paper mache, and casting, as well as types of removal sculpture and assemblage, such as making junk models, land art, and much more! Skills & Techniques: skills and techniques are fully explained in detail for each educational phase. Artist links: the video contains lots of theoretical knowledge and links to significant artists you can use at every stage of your teaching. You’ll come away with so much more confidence in understanding the disciplinary knowledge of what sculpture is, how it has evolved and who the significant sculptors are. Progression; the session contains a detailed breakdown of the sculpture knowledge and skills you could teach in KS1, LKS2, and UKS2. It explains how each of the sculptural areas relates to the knowledge and skills you’ll be teaching and outlines some great ways they could link to curriculum topics in other subject areas. Three full sculpture tutorials: the CPD also contains three full video sculpture tutorials; making a paper sculpture, making a wire fish, and making a clay slab architectural feature. What’s great is that you can watch the CPD on your terms, as an individual or as a whole school, as many times as you like. To purchase access to the video training you'll need to signup for site membership first. Once your email has been verified you can purchase access to the full session. Once you've purchased the video you'll be able to log back in whenever you wish for repeated access.
Simply Sketchbooks
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Simply Sketchbooks

A complete online Art & Design CPD session for Primary & Secondary schools. This Sketchbook webinar CPD is suitable for both primary and secondary phases - KS1 to KS3. It will show you how to use the sketchbook as an important tool for learning key aspects of art and design education, including the new practical, disciplinary and theoretical knowledge Ofsted have outlined. This is a recorded CPD session that allows you to access the training as a whole school CPD session or in your own time, on your own terms. Then again, why not do both? Watch the training as many times as you like, wherever you want. The webinar will guide you through sketchbook training and include: * Sketchbook expectations: National & NSEAD * What should be in a sketchbook? * Learn how to make a DIY sketchbook with prepared grounds * Sketchbooks v Exercise books - what’s the difference? * Sketching techniques & sketchbook layout * Use a sketchbook to explore and experiment with materials * Record meaningful investigations into artist’s work using theoretical & disciplinary knowledge * Using a sketchbook to design & develop ideas, including using the sketchbook as a scrapbook * Improving literacy through the sketchbook * Using a sketchbook as a learning tool  * Providing opportunities for personal artistic growth   There are also two demonstration videos of how to make a DIY sketchbook and doing prepared grounds. So pull up a chair, relax, and let Paul guide you through this high-quality CPD. To purchase access to the video training you'll need to signup for site membership first. Once your email has been verified you can purchase access to the full session. Once you've purchased the video you'll be able to log back in whenever you wish for repeated access. Your receipt will be sent via email. We do not charge VAT. If you'd prefer to pay via school invoice please email us.

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The Learning Partnership offers consultancy support for Art led by Paul as follows:

1. Art & Design health-check service

Art and Design is an enormously complex and difficult subject to teach, often requiring specialist help and support. Our expert art consultant Paul Carney can do a health-check audit of your current art provision to ensure your school is either on the right track or to enable you to put effective plans in place. The health check will take the form of an audit of your art planning, resources, delivery, staff training, etc. followed by a 2-hour online meeting with key stakeholders and a final report of recommendations.

This will ensure you have taken all the necessary steps you can to teach art well and give your children the best start in art and design you can.


1. You would complete a quick audit document we will send in advance.


2. Paul will study any planning and current resources you have in place, to evaluate your current provision.


3. Paul will arrange an online meeting with your subject lead and/or senior leaders to discuss your art provision.

4. We will write a report of the findings which will include recommendations for how the subject could move forward.

2. Art & Design Curriculum planning service

Planning exciting interesting art lessons that are properly sequenced and embedded into your topics or themes takes real expertise. With Paul Carney to help, you can take all the difficulty out of this. Paul can work alongside your teachers to discuss your children’s unique needs to plan engaging lesson ideas that are knowledge-rich and creative.

This service usually takes at least one hour per classroom teacher /year group and will result in 3 ideas for units of work per year – autumn, spring, and summer. The stages of each unit of work would be fleshed out and discussed so the teacher can write it up in the school’s own format later.

Comprising a full day equivalent (Six one-hour sessions) These sessions can be done via Zoom interviews online and Paul would only need your long-term plan of topic overviews.

Contact us for more details

Paul Carney Art Consultant

Consultancy Service

As an NSEAD registered art consultant, I offer a friendly, professional art consultancy service to schools, from early years right through to Secondary GCSE. I've worked with infant schools to improve art assessment, delivered primary school CPD on skills and progression, worked with Subject Leaders to raise attainment and done whole school, secondary art department audits including formal lesson observations and department reviews. My over-arching strategy is to support the professional development of hard working professionals with positive and constructive advice for improvement.

My consultancy bookings are now being handled by Iain Simper of the Learning Partnership. For enquiries email Iain here

 

Training Courses

Please follow the link to see my latest CPD teacher training courses. If you can't see any that suits your needs, why don't you arrange for a bespoke in-school service?

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