Included below are a few examples of what James has provided for other organisations in the past. Please do get in touch to discuss your own needs and ideas.

Inset for Teachers and Early Years Practitioners

  • Ways of Listening: Child led practice in Art & Outdoor Learning - MK Gallery, Milton Keynes
  • Making Sense of the Outdoors - Crane Park Primary School, Hounslow, London
  • Creative Learning in the Early Years First Steps Nursery, Salisbury, Wilts
  • Creative, Child-led Learning: An Introduction - Churchfields Infant School, Woodford, London

Professional Development for Museum & Gallery Educators

  • Explore, Connect, Create: Creative Family Learning - Two day professional development programme for Learning and Outreach Officer and volunteer team at Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum

Presentations and Workshops for Conferences and Seminar

  • Creativity, Body and Environment: The Role of Creative, Embodied Learning in Education for Sustainability - ICIS, Denmark 
  • Creativity and Emotional Wellbeing5x5x5=creativity at The American Museum, Bath
  • Creativity and Inclusion - Primary Art and Design Conference, Wiltshire County Council
  •  Creative Investigation and Ecological Learning  - Creative Thinkers=Powerful Minds Conference, Bath Spa University
  • Creative Learning Outside the Classroom - Poole and Bournemouth Borough Council
  • A Creative Learning Environment Through Responsive Practice - 5x5x5=creativity National Conference - Bath Spa University

Professional Development Sessions for Artists Working in the Participatory Arts
  • Visual Art and Community Engagement - Community Arts Training Scheme, Wiltshire County Council

  • Good Practice in the Management of Arts Projects in Educational SettingsCommunity Arts Training Scheme, Wiltshire County Council

  • Making Spaces & Places Inclusive  West Sussex Arts Service & Early Arts at Chichester Festival Theatre

  • Image, Object, Environment: Photography as a Starting Point for Learning Early Arts and Sutton Borough Council, London

Community Consultation/Engagement

  • Stonehenge Explorers Project - the development of backpack based interpretation for young families in the Stonehenge Landscape - English Heritage and National Trust
  • The Stonehenge Young People’s Project - creative consultation developing interpretation and design ideas  for the new Stonehenge visitor centre – English Heritage with Local Schools and Youth Groups
  • Our Enford Community Consultation Project - consultation and community engagement project leading to the development of activity plans for a new village hall - Open to Arts, Wiltshire
  • Creative Approaches to Exploring Biodiversity - development of museum workshop & teachers toolkit with teachers, primary school children and museum staff - SEARCH, Gosport/Renaissance S.E

Mentoring for Artists and Educators within Participatory Projects

  • 5x5x5=creativity at MK Gallery for Children's Art Week - professional development, project development and evaluation with artists and teachers exploring the role of art within outdoor learning
  • 5x5x5=creativity in Kingston - mentoring for five new research 'triangles' of artists, schools and cultural organisations - Borough of Kingston, London

Project Evaluation (for Educational/Community Arts Projects)

  • Get in the Gallery (Schools Postcard Arts Exhibition) - Morgan Boyce Art Gallery, Kennet Valley Arts Trust and We Love Marlborough

"I have learned more about how to resource the environment and provide for child-initiated learning. It has also provided the opportunity to refresh about not always questioning the child, and observing their processes and not products."                       

Early Years Practitioner

"Thank you for an amazing training course..."                  
Museum Learning & Outreach Officer

"I think the session worked really well, it was balanced and we got to use some great resources to explore. Can't wait for James to come in for a session with the children."

Early Years Practitioner