Artists in Residence


We believe that working directly with an artist can reveal the process of creating art and help pupils to experiment with their creativity and gain confidence in expressing themselves. It also gives our young people an insight into the professional arts world and demonstrates the continuum from art made in the classroom through to professional practice.

Our Artist in Residence is Karen Davies who is a designer and art educator. She gained a degree in Textiles and Fashion at UWE, Bristol. After graduating she managed her own clothing business and independent clothing and culture store Alterior; one of the first venues Banksy exhibited his work and sold his merchandise, which Karen advised with. With more than 20 years of experience working in community and education settings across a range of visual art disciplines, Karen was artist-in-residence at Henbury School supporting GCSE Textiles students and an LSA for KS1 children. Karen has extensive experience of working in schools, managing events and workshops for festivals, businesses and registered charities.

We have lots planned with Karen and we just can’t wait to get started. Our first project will be our hand mural in both of our playgrounds. Please check back here for further updates.

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