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St Mary's welcomes Cambridge University PGCE students to Studio 47

St Mary's welcomes Cambridge University PGCE students to Studio 47

We were extremely pleased to welcome eight Art and Design PGCE students from the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education to St Mary’s Studio 47 building this week, for an exclusive look around the summer exhibition of GCSE and A Level work.

They then took part in a full day workshop led by our Head of Visual Arts, during which the trainee teachers learned from scratch how to develop a Photo-silkscreen print and the possibilities of introducing this into their own classrooms. Key focuses including looking at differentiating the process for all ages and abilities and identifying the various applications of the process itself.

Head of Art, Su Conroy said:

‘Opportunities like this are a great way to upskill and share ideas amongst fellow professionals.’

William VB said of the workshop ‘a real strength of this workshop was being able to engage in the process fully from start to finish in one day. It was an opportunity for me to refresh my print making skills’. 

Charlotte M said: ‘this workshop allowed us to explore fun and accessible ways to make this process accessible for all Key Stages’. 

India G said: ‘I’ve learnt a new skill today and was very pleased with my outcomes. I can now transfer this knowledge into my own teaching practice’.  

A gallery of photos from the workshop is here

Learn more about Art and Design at St Mary's: Fine Art A Level, Photography A Level and Art and Design GCSE