Our primary school workshops are available to Key Stages 1 and 2. We adapt our approach based upon the class we have. We prefer to carry out the workshops to one class at a time, but in cases where classes are smaller there is the potential to have two classes at once for a workshop.
Accessing Shakespeare- (Key Stage 3)
Our 'Accessing Shakespeare' workshop is designed to help students take their first steps into understanding Shakespeare. What is a monologue? What on Earth is iambic pentameter? Why is this play not written in English? We will answer all of these inevitable questions, exploring Shakespeare through fun games and engaging activities which aims to help students come to grips with some of the things that might at first seem complex. This workshop is two hours long- so it can be done in a morning or afternoon- and may take place in a school hall or classroom (though if the latter than the ability to move the tables aside is important).
Anthos Arts aims to deliver high quality work within schools that helps support children and young people in their learning. We have a wide variety of workshops and residency options available from Nursery and Preschool to College.
To book any of these workshops please contact Jake (email@example.com) and state which setting/school/college you represent, which workshop you are interested in, how many children are likely to attend and when you would like the workshop to be.
Storytelling and Puppetry Workshop- (Key Stage 1&2)
Similar to our storytelling workshop, but with the added fun of puppets. As with the former, we will look at how stories are structured; exploring this through fun and engaging games and activities. We will also look at how storytelling can be done using puppets and how everyday household/classroom items can be used to create our very own puppet. The group will work in teams to create their very own story using puppets; which will then be showed back to the group at the end. This workshop is three hours long but can be done in a morning or afternoon.
Anthos Arts are committed to working with young people to not only create work, but also to support their learning and encourage exploration and creativity within the curriculum. Our participants are at the heart of our work. We offer creative residencies to schools, settings and colleges in Exeter and Devon. These involve weekly visits or workshops throughout the course of a term, where in we can come in to help create new work or support teachers and practitioners lesson plans and activities as outside professional artists.
We are flexible in our approach to a creative residency and are happy to discuss details and desires of those interested in order to provide the best possible service that we can. Residencies are available at all ages and settings from nursery and pre-school to college. We are also happy to arrange artistic residencies for home-education groups or private groups. For more information or to further discuss a residency please contact Jake at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interactive Storytime Workshop- (Ages 2-4)
A fun, interactive workshop best suited for nurseries, playgroups and smaller early years settings. We will come in for an hour and run a fun storytime with the group using props. Then we will work with the children to create their very own story from scratch. This workshop was devised from the EYFS and aims to support the Literacy area of learning. The Interactive Storytime Workshop is useful for practitioners looking to plan Literacy activities for their children, or for settings looking for something that will engage their children and be a lot of fun!
Staging Shakespeare- (Key Stage 4/ College)
Our 'Staging Shakespeare' workshop looks at how to go about staging a Shakespeare play. Working together with the group we will explore things to consider when planning a performance, we will look at things such as context, casting, set props and costume. Then we will create our very own performance of a Shakespeare play using what we have learnt which will be performed at the end of the workshop. This workshop requires a full day.
Romeo and Juliet Workshop- (Key Stage 3/4)
This workshop looks at Romeo and Juliet, one of the most famous love stories ever created. We will come in and work with the class to break the play down in order to understand it, then we will explore the themes and characters behind the play through fun and engaging games and activities. This workshop can be done in the morning or afternoon.
Shakespeare Monologues and Duologues- (Key Stage 4)
Our 'Shakespeare Monologues and Duologues' workshop is designed to help students engage with just that; monologues and duologues (we may even throw in a soliloquy). The focus here will be on Shakespeare texts but the contents of the workshop can be applied to non-Shakespearian texts too. We will break down some of the more famous pieces and look at how they work; exploring these through active and engaging activities that get students on their feet and thinking about character and motivation, as well as understanding the words; all vital parts of understanding the monologue overall. This workshop is a good idea for teachers looking to engage their students in Shakespeare as part of Drama or English GCSEs
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A Midsummer Night's Dream Workshop- (Key Stage 3/4)
This workshop looks at one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies; 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. We will come in and work with the class to break the play down in order to understand it, then we will explore the themes and characters behind the play through fun and engaging games and activities. This workshop can be done in the morning or afternoon.
Custom Shakespeare Package- (Key Stage 3/4)
Have a specific play in mind? Well why not design your own workshop? We seek to support school staff in delivering the best possible learning experience for students; so we have decided to give everyone the chance to request a specific play you would like us to come in and work on with your students. Let us know what play you are studying and we will come in and hold a workshop based on that play with the class. These workshops will be two hours long so can be done in a morning or afternoon.
Macbeth Workshop- (Key Stage 3/4)
This workshop looks at Macbeth, one of the most legendary tales of betrayal ever known. We will come in and work with the class to break the play down in order to understand it, then we will explore the themes and characters behind the play through fun and engaging games and activities. This workshop can be done in the morning or afternoon.
Storytelling Workshop- (Key Stage 1&2)
Our fun storytelling workshop aims to teach children not only how a story is structured, but also encourage them to get creating their very own. We will explore what makes a story through fun and engaging games and activities. The children will work in teams to create their very own story with our support; and at the end these will be shared back to each other. This workshop is a good idea for teachers looking to plan lessons about stories and creative writing. As with all of our work, this workshop also seeks to build children's confidence, communication and teamwork skills. This workshop is two hours and can be done in a morning or afternoon.