Build your 3D Making & Sculptural Skills for Primary Teachers with Darrell Wakelam

Workshop details

Date: Friday 4 October 2024

Time: 10am-3.30pm

Venue: Wolverhampton School of Art, George Wallis Building, University of Wolverhampton, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DT

Cost: £95 (Refreshments provided on welcome, please bring your own lunch)

Who is it for? Primary Teachers of all key stages and Primary Art Leads

Book: Places on this workshop are limited and we anticipate a strong demand for tickets, so please do secure your space early to avoid disappointment

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The programme

Creativity in the Classroom – Art CPD for Teachers

We are delighted to launch our new CPD programme with a fantastic workshop led by leading educationalist, 3D artist, teacher, trainer and author of the highly acclaimed book Art Shaped, Darrell Wakelam.

Darrell’s workshop, Build your 3D Making & Sculptural Skills for Primary Teachers is one of a series of practical CPD workshops for primary and secondary teachers that are part of our Creativity in the Classroom – Art CPD for Teachers programme.

Led by artists, academics and art practitioners, the workshops focus on learning new skills and techniques in the visual arts for you to take back to the classroom.

What will Darrell’s workshop involve?

Leading educationalist and published author Darrell Wakelam will immerse you in an inspiring day of 3D making, exploring sculptural art techniques that are affordable, adaptable, and achievable.

This practical day offers fun, hands-on professional development about the ideas and practice of 3D making, using cardboard construction methods. You’ll be designing and making your own sculptures to learn the techniques of 3D making. You will also be considering how you can introduce and scaffold the learning of your pupils to do the same.

Darrell will share examples and reflect with you on how these approaches can be adapted to suit different age-groups and respond to cross curricular themes and topics.

What will I learn on the day?

  • You will enhance your 3D making skills and construction techniques.
  • You will develop new techniques to build on pupils’ collaborative working experiences.
  • You will learn creative ways to support pupils to express their ideas and imagination through 3D materials.
  • You will take away project ideas that can be embedded within your curriculum.
  • You will discover innovative ways to create project themed wall displays.

A bit about Darrell Wakelam

Darrell Wakelam has been creating artwork with children for almost 35 years. He focusses on making 3D artwork more accessible and exciting for children, and he has a strong reputation as an innovative and highly skilled workshop facilitator. Darrell originally trained in design and illustration, but working with children reignited his own childhood passion for model making, allowing him to revisit the world of ‘junk sculpture’ and papier maché with the eyes of a designer and teacher.

Darrell has provided workshops for countless clients, including many hundreds of schools, museums, theatres, and as a part of large-scale festivals and events. His involvement with projects nationwide has given Darrell the experience of working creatively with children of all ages, and from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.

Most of Darrell’s artwork consists of 3D models, sculptures, and masks, made predominantly from scrap cardboard and other recycled materials. Over the years he has refined his methods and techniques, becoming more aware of the sustainability of his work, and more mindful of the materials he uses.

Darrell has also spent many years sharing his expertise, through training sessions, online tutorials, and more recently, through his highly acclaimed book ‘Art Shaped’.


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Get in touch  

Please contact Arts Connect for further information about this workshop or the Creativity in the Classroom, Art CPD for Teachers programme.