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The Artis team, as well as a host of guest writers from across the industry discuss creativity, learning and wellbeing, and advise readers on how they can use music, drama and movement to explore the core curriculum in schools.

Distancing with a difference!
 

Want to keep distancing delightful? In moments of creative flow or celebration, children can have a tendency to want to share their joy with you and can career towards you and each other at any given moment! Modelling with props and visualisation techniques can creatively steer the challenges in a positive direction, all the while, providing social and emotional development opportunities.

01 Dec 2020
 
No props, no problem!
 

The news that schools would open in September brought many questions, thoughts and feelings about how sessions with full classes of children would look; No props? No singing? No contact? Distancing? Bubbles? Face masks? Visors?! Much of Drama, movement and music delivery needed to be adapted in order to stay within the guidelines.

23 Nov 2020
 
Artis Learning went digital!
 

The last academic year has been an extraordinary and unexpected year for everyone, but in spite of school closures due to Covid-19, Artis Foundation has continued to deliver high-quality creative learning to children across the country.

11 Nov 2020
 
Sir Ken Robinson
 

This weekend we learnt of the sad passing of the hugely influential educator and author, Sir Ken Robinson. Artis Foundation would like to send our deepest sympathies to Sir Ken Robinson’s family and friends, and offer our immense gratitude for all he did for creativity in education.

Sir Ken spoke widely and passionately about the value of the arts within schools. His 2006 TED Talk ‘Do Schools Kill Creativity?’ has now gained over 65 million views and has inspired so many artists and educators in their careers to push for the arts in schools to support all aspects of a child’s learning.

25 Aug 2020
 
Artis | School guidelines for September 2020
 

Updated 11 November 2020 Click here to download a copy of Artis School Guidelines Covid-19 – Nov 2020   Artis Foundation will be operating according to government guidance to deliver creative provision to schools from September 2020 and operate within schools’ protective measures. Alongside the School Government guidelines, Artis Foundation are […]

15 Jul 2020
 
How play can boost academic outcomes
 

For children, play time and the arts are easy companions. After all, their time spent in creative play naturally evokes the competencies of the dramatic arts; the dramatic arts are themselves, in turn, quite playful and spirited, creating an apt fit with the enthusiasm and curiosity of childhood.

13 Jul 2020 Child playing in leaves
 
Once Upon ATOM
 

This blog aims to show how storytelling and science can go hand in hand, be that in the classroom or at home, and that creativity is the catalyst not just for Shakespearians – but for scientists too.

01 Jul 2020 Storybook
 
I’m not a hashtag
 

We’ve had a fantastic response to our Black Lives Matter call out from the Artis Foundation community and are delighted to hear from so many people about our pledges for the future.

22 Jun 2020
 
Creativity is Essential to a Recovery Curriculum
 

Now, as teachers prepare for the wider reopening of schools, we believe that the arts is essential as we come back together, to underpin a recovery curriculum and support children’s wellbeing and reintegration into school.

22 Jun 2020
 
Artis | Black Lives Matter
 

Over the past couple of weeks, we have been taking the time to listen and think about our part to play in this movement as an organisation.

16 Jun 2020
 
 
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