Barefoot holds a database of local artists who have experience of working in education settings. Professional artists bring not only their creative skills into your school or group, they also bring inspirational ideas, years of experience and often a whole new way of looking at the world. Children and young people gain massively from working with a professional artist and many people think the best arts CPD for teachers, TAs, early years and youth workers is assisting an artist as they work with their group. For more information about Barefoot registered artists please visit the artist profile pages.
Looking After an Artist in School
Artists aren't tender little flowers, but they do need a bit of consideration. If you want to get the best from your artist's visit make sure they have a decent place to work. Corridors are not a good idea and neither are shared spaces. Make your artist feel at home and make sure other staff members know they are coming. A welcome and a cup of tea always go down well and an introduction to your colleagues means everyone knows what's going on.