Starcatchers are delighted to be working with Eden Court and Highland Youth Arts Hub to offer this free one day training opportunity for professional artists in Scotland. This training may be of interest to artists who are already working with young children and who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the Early Years context, as well as artists who currently work with older children/in other participatory contexts who are interested in finding out more about working in Early Years.
Starcatchers’ Creative Skills Manager Heather Armstrong will lead a discussion based workshop exploring the importance of the arts and creativity for babies and young children, both in terms of child development and the delivery of key Government policies.
Julia McGhee will lead a practical workshop exploring how her experience as a bursary artist with Starcatchers’ Creative Skills Programme helped shape her practice to work across art forms in Early Years. Please wear comfortable clothing.
Starcatchers is a pioneering organization that specialises in performances and creativity for babies, toddlers and young children aged 0-5 and their parents and carers in Scotland.
Since 2013 Starcatchers have been funded by the Scottish Government to deliver the Creative Skills Programme, innovative training for Early Years practitioners to help them feel, and be, more creative in their daily practice.