Printmaking  artists' books  Painting Drawing Photography Mosaics   Digital Video  Environmental Art  Art History Sketchbooks

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Art projects that:

  • Enablie an inspirational environment 
  • Make learning creative and fun
  • Enthuse all abilities and special educational needs
  • Are collaborative and flexible, with an emphasis on developing projects in partnership with pupils and staff
  • Can be cross–curricular: finding connections and working across subject areas

Some recent projects:

  • James Rennie School, Carlisle, Mural with block printing
  • Kirkby Stephen Primary School, Environmental art and maths: Labyrinth
  • St Mary's School, Workington, 2013: 'The Creation' mural, Printmaking KS1
  • Dowdales School, Dalton–in Furness. Digital mural project with the 'Ultimate Learning' project, KS3, 2011
  •  Outreach school project with the Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere, Artists' books, KS3
  • 2011 Wreay Primary School: Monumental Maths: making links between maths and  environmental sculpture

Review:I have found Debby to be highly focused, enthusiastic, and fully committed to the project. She is passionate about creativity in many forms which brings a broader perspective and unique direction to teching and learning. She is a calm, encouraging and supportive presence in the school and has built excellent relationships with staff and students.

Sam Tinkler Head of Art, Cockermouth School

Debby Akam on Axisweb

I 'm a freelance artist based near Penrith, Cumbria, specialising in delivering visual arts workshops to schools and groups of all ages and abilities. Workshops can be targeted to KS1, KS2, KS3 and SEN groups, and can include CPD for teachers, and sessions that involve parents as well. There are lots of ways that an art project can be linked to the curriculum. Creating a big collaborative labyrinth incorporating geometry, art and performance, or hand- made books incorporating calligraphy and printing linked to Anglo- Saxon studies are two examples of possible projects.

See a 'Year of the Sheep' painting and digital project linking art, literacy, personal, social, health education (pshe) and introducing the  Chinese Zodiac carried out during the Spring term 2015 with KS1 at Seaton Academy, Workington on my BLOG 

Click on workshops for more options, or contact me to discuss any other ideas!