Learning Resources

These learning resources support the Expressive Arts Curriculum for Wales and accompany the courses we develop. Our learning resources function as a framework to support teachers in delivering Expressive Arts activities in class.

To support teachers and families during the Covid-19 pandemic we have made all our learning resources available to download.

Please contact us for ideas and support in using these learning resources and please share your creative work with us using the hashtag: #StiwdioAdref

Beatboxing

Beatboxing, rap and spoken word


A creative lyric and music project. Tried and tested with schools and cultural venues by authors Rufus Mufasa, Beat Technique and Mr Phormula.
 
Develop learners skills and confidence in music, performance, poetry and digital music. Use contemporary music to engage learners with the reading of objects and exploration of both historic and contemporary heritage.

 


Devising Drama

Devising – Drama


Devising allows learners to gain knowledge and understanding about the process of creating theatre through practical means.
 
This expressive drama project explores style, form, structure, plot, character, dialogue, staging and design. Practical advice from the viewpoint of real theatre makers.

 


Drawing Masterclass

Drawing Masterclass


Drawing remains one of the major human forms of engagement with the world. Drawing renders thought into form, it is part of the bedrock of learning.
 
Equip creative learners to be able to confidently record, visualise, communicate and realise ideas through drawing. Help learners progress and succeed in their drawing practice at every level.

 


Introduction to Animation

Introduction to Animation


In the classroom animation can help bring history to life and develop storytelling. These techniques also support numeracy, art, attention to detail and teamwork.
 
To animate you need to develop patience and get used to repetitive tasks with intricate movements, but the results can be rewarding. If you want a film of your own on YouTube, here is your chance.

 


Make a dancing, drawing Robot

Make a dancing, drawing Robot


This digital, visual art project has been tried and tested with schools by the author Paul Granjon.
 
The project is designed to be fun, engaging, relevant and in-line with the Welsh Government Digital Competence Framework. Allows pupil’s to explore their individual creativity through the Expressive Arts Curriculum framework.

 


Make it Digital

Make it Digital


All of these projects support digital learning within the classroom. Explore how digital can also be used to support projects in other learning environments such as museums, heritage sites, galleries, theatres and outdoors.
 
Each project comes with curriculum guidance, ideas to adapt and vary the project and ways to introduce cross-curricular links including literacy and/or numeracy.

 


Making with Natural Fibre

Making With Natural Fibre


Compiled by The Makers Guild in Wales to inspire and inform Design and Technology teachers. Ways to explore working with natural fibres in a broad range of accessible techniques and processes.
 
These ten making projects will all help develop a practical understanding and appreciation for natural fibres and materials and their unique working properties.

 


Quick Arts

Quick Arts


The art projects in this learning pack have been tried and tested in schools by authors Andy O’Rourke and Kate Verity. They are designed to be fun, easy and quick – with most materials already found in the classroom or cheap to buy.
 
The projects will develop learners skills in design technology and can be adapted or developed further to suit your needs.

 


Site Specific Arts

Site Specific Arts


Nature and the outdoors is a very accessible resource that can support learning across the whole curriculum.
 
This resource is designed to give you the structure and inspiration to help learners to explore meaning from their environment. Working outdoors to enable active learning and create opportunities for young people to plan their own learning journey.

 


The Secret Life of Objects

The Secret Life of Objects


Using museum objects provides a rare opportunity to use past creativity to explore and inspire future creativity.
 
Objects help us make sense of the world around us, provide opportunities to make connections and learn about different cultures and periods in time. Past people’s creativity and ingenuity, technological changes, causation and continuity can all be seen in an object.