Cultural Hub: Staff Development Day

The Cultural Hub is a unique consortium of arts/cultural organisations and schools in Bournemouth & Poole which promotes a direct dialogue, sharing of skills, and a meaningful relationship between the education and cultural sectors.

Its role is to bring together colleagues from schools and cultural organisations to create, develop and deliver inspirational learning opportunities for children and young people.

AUB in collaboration with WAVE Arts Agency and Cultural Hub are hosting a specialist arts & music CPD session for teachers – Saturday 17 March 2018, 09.30 -14.30. FREE workshops (including lunch) with the aim of bringing Hub teachers/educators together to undertake creative practices which support and complement their teaching.

HAMMER & SHAPE: Life Drawing, STEAM & Music

Date: 17 March 2018, 09.30 –14.30

Venue: AUB, Wallisdown, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5HH

Participants will be able to choose two session from:

1. Cardboard Kingdom – opportunity to make a fictitious cardboard city by utilising STEAM techniques. Participants will use card, paper and recyclable material to make models with a focus on scale and proportions. This activity will demonstrate how innovation can support other core subjects – placing Art in STEM.

2. Life Drawing – improve your observational and drawing skills through the disciplined approach of life drawing. Expression through confident mark making by using various materials. This will involve drawing the nude human form and suitable for beginners and advanced individuals.

3. Music Mayhem – explore how to create great music even if you and your students have very little prior experience. Music can open and strengthen learning whilst improving the well-being of those participating. Come discover the connections between rhythm, literacy and numeracy.

To book a place please email by 04 March 2018 to:  


“I thought this CPD was exceptional. I am confident that this work will make a real difference to the quality of arts education for many students in many schools. I hope you consider running these type of CPD activities again in the future. Please also pass my own personal thanks onto to the team who delivered the printing workshop, it was simply superb.” – Deputy Vice Principal (The Bishop of Winchester Academy)

“Thank you so much for organising Hammer and Click, it was a truly inspirational day. I have come away with so many new ideas, especially ideas I can take back to use in school.” – Teacher (Canford Heath Junior School)

“I am looking at ways to feed printmaking into my own practice and this provided me with enough knowledge and skills to begin. The facilities, leaders and their amazing technicians were great. They left us enough time to ‘play’ with techniques we had learnt, which made me realise how little time we leave the students to do this.” – Teacher (Poole High School)

“It was very rewarding and has inspired me to try lots of things with the children I teach.” – Teacher (St Luke’s Primary)

“Many thanks for organising the Hammer and Click development day. It was great to be back in an art school setting and it has got me thinking about my own creative practice and how I’d like to develop it (particularly the use of printing).  I am planning to do a resource sheet for my staff to summarise the ideas and learning from the day.” – Learning and Access Manager (Poole Museum)



If you would like further information on future sessions then please contact the Widening Participation team on:

Tel: 01202 363209