Stewarts have generously sponsored this next set of workshops by increasing the arts budget for Nina and local schools to develop a series of art projects. Nina has been involved in running Art Weeks for schools for 8 years and during this time has designed projects to work alongside existing projects, the International Primary Curriculum and projects that build on cross curricular links. This has included supporting Learning Outside the Classroom and the Creative Curriculum as well as enabling Healthy Schools’ outcomes and Enjoy and Achieve.

Projects can be designed to suit your current term's topics, Nina is always happy to give ideas for the content of workshops. You can also ask about funding sources to fund your workshop further for more information about the projects call Nina on 01258 458803.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Nina Squire spent a day with St John's CE VC First School in Wimborne decorating bird boxes for Julias House. This initiative was funded by Stewarts Garden Centres as part of their community arts project, Little Green Fingers.
The children have learnt about Julia's House, Dorset Children's Hospice and the importance of giving and fundraising for children who are less fortunate than themselves. The reception class created colourful wings for the Julia's House collection pots, making them into beautiful butterflies to be displayed by the tills. Year 3 designed and painted bird boxes with a Julia's House theme. These fabulous pieces of artwork will be displayed in the main shopping area alongside the artists exhibiting at Dorset Art Weeks from 26th May to the 10th June at Stewarts Country Garden Centre in Broomhill, Wimborne.