If you are an Arts Co-ordinater in school, but have no contact with outside artists or inspiration for lessons - Please get in touch, we can help you.

If you are a teacher who loves art and wants to extend your children's art experience consider organising an arts week through us.

We have experienced: Printmakers, Art historians, Textile designers, Weavers, Sculptors, Puppet/theater and stage designers, Potters, Curators and many others.

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Inset Training dates (£75 per delegate inc lunch & resource pack: Max. 15 delegates)

  • 23rd February '09 - 3D techniques, Primary
  • 9th March '09 - Sculpture Inset, Primary
  • 30th March '09- Sketchbooking, Primary
  • 8th June '09 - Artsmark, art history & classroom management
  • 22nd June '09 - Cross Curricular art
  • Business team building - by request

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Now in its fourth year of contributing to the Southampton Mela Festival, Loveart saw the transformation of Hoglands Park into a dazzling spectacle of colour, music and performance art on July 19th.

Hosted by Art Asia, it was a free celebration of musical styles, exhilarating dance acts and mouth watering food, offering a wide range of family activities celebrating south Asian culture.

Thousands of people attended the extravaganza to experience music from Indian, classical, folk, world, Qawwali, Asian fusion and bhangra artists.


‘’I liked the poster it was really fun and the people running it was nice thank you!!! J

‘We enjoyed making the posters – we’ve been inspired to recreate them at home! Thanks!’

‘I enjoyed making the poster and drawed a hand and printed it on red, from the yellow page. It was fun!!!’

Peacock Feathers:

‘I enjoyed myself by making a peacock feather with Mrs. Whyley today. Thanks. Chloe H.’

‘Theo enjoyed making the peacock feather and choosing his favourite colours. Thank you.

’I loved making my peacock feather!’

Friday, March 07, 2008

Get out and do something creative around Southampton!
Find out what's going on here:

Inset training:
How to use the gallery with a particular interest in literacy, R.E and history.

School age: KS1

Focus: Take one painting and use it for various activities

"Thank you for a great inset day!"

Monday, November 12, 2007

Art Snacks

This is such a fantastic resource for teaching art. Art Snacks provides informed lessons on varied topics, the language is clear and constructive. There are video lessons to introduce art styles, photo's of a variety of genre and discussions between teachers and children.

Find more videos like this on Art Snacks

Thursday 20 December / One session: 10.30am-12.30pm
Education Room / £5.50
Aimed at children and families of all ages
(children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult)
Give your gifts a unique look this Christmas by designing your own wrapping paper. Join artist Kate Whyley for this fun workshop during which you will create your own Christmastime pictures and then use them to print colourful designs on paper.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Teachers from around Hampshire visit Southampton City Art Gallery for a training day.

Inspiring ideas for kinesthetic and auditory implementation of creative lessons in school. The day includes tips on how to inspire children, feel confident in talking about art and how best to integrate Art in cross curricular activities.

Feeling confident when teaching art is achieved when you have a go!
You don't have to be awesome at drawing to be 'good' at art.

Contact me (Kate Whyley) for lesson ideas, help or advice on planning for art. Or to book an artist to visit your school, or InSet training specialised to your schools needs: