School Workshops

Artburst deliver a huge range of workshops in schools of varying themes, lengths and requirements. We have a wide range of pre-planned workshops based around popular children’s books, or we can design a bespoke workshop especially for your school.

Make a Play

Run by two highly-qualified art and drama facilitators, our award-winning sessions aim to encourage confidence, speaking, listening and empowering children through the arts. Based on a well-known children’s story book, children will design, make, devise and create every aspect of a performance over 5-10 sessions. A script will be written from improvised scenes and costumes, props and set will be created. The final session will be a dazzling performance to parents/carers and the rest of the school.

Play in a Day

A condensed version of our Make a Play workshop in just one day! Children will make, devise and create every aspect of a performance based on a well-known children’s story book, culminating in a fully-fledged piece of theatre that can be performed at the end of the day to parents/carers and the rest of the school! 

Sculpt your School

Ideal for art weeks or inset days! Led by highly-qualified art facilitators, children will create and sculpt a piece of collaborative art based on a specific theme (flexible to your requirements/curriculum). Previous projects have included a giant Dragons & Daydreams puppet to celebrate Lunar New Year, and a Recyclatron sculpture to inspire eco-creativity.

Artburst Minis

Ideal for early years, Artburst Minis run over 5 90-minute sessions and include singing, dancing, storytelling, painting, and a craft to take home each week. Themes include Animal Safari, Home Sweet HomeFood Glorious Food, and Into The NightWe also run our special Monster Mayhem Artburst Minis which specifically aim to help with children’s emotional development and wellbeing post-lockdown using original Artburst songs, stories and Makaton signs.

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“Make a Play has been a fantastic project to be a part of and has always been a highlight of the academic year. It is one of the things that our Year 4s most remember about their year and a project that really encourages them to step outside of their comfort zone especially in terms of improvisation and performing in front of an audience. As a teacher, I have seen huge changes in the confidence of children in my class and have always had great pride in watching their performances. Even during the school closures, Artburst worked hard to make sure that our children were able to get the most out of the experience.” Teacher, Virginia Primary School, London 

“The Artburst workshops were fun, entertaining and geared towards the children’s level.  The artist captured the children’s interest right from the start and they especially loved listening to the animated stories! The children were engaged in the activities at all times and enjoyed every minute. The children’s performances at the end were brilliant and were a fantastic way to show off their pieces of art.”
Tessa Byrne, Smithy Street Primary School, Tower Hamlets, London

“Artburst co-ordinated the week magnificently and created a wonderful inclusive working atmosphere between all concerned…They fully understood the needs of our pupils and worked to ensure that all of the activities were appropriate to the needs and aptitudes of our students while maintaining challenging work for our mainstream partners…Most importantly for those of us working in the special needs areas, Artburst proved that they could make the process of art as important and as valuable as the product.”
Derek Lyseight-Jones, Head of Education, Penhurst School, Oxfordshire