To complement work undertaken in school Barbara provides bespoke professional development courses for teachers, support staff and volunteers, and cluster groups. Course format is designed to best suit the needs of the participants and include twilight sessions full or half day training in the school or day or longer course programmes taking place at Barbara’s studio. The popular studio courses take place in the stimulating and fully equipped Byre Yard Studio at, Stokesley, allied with Barbara’s “hands on “ approach to training enable participants to experience a wide variety of different materials and techniques developing skills and confidence in a friendly and creative environment.
Professional Development of staff and support workers giving them the confidence to apply new techniques and skills with confidence in their classrooms enhances the support for pupils providing a sustainable legacy to the original project.
The studio also provides and hosts courses for Gifted and Talented student groups, GCSE and A level modules and projects, and Further Education projects. Courses are devised in consultation between Barbara and tutors being tailored to meet the specific requirements and objectives of each individual project.