Wave Arts Education Agency works with schools, young people, artists & cultural organisations across the South West of England to provide awe-inspiring creative projects, resources, training, schools workshops & more

Wave also chairs the Bournemouth and Poole Cultural Hub, a unique partnership of schools and cultural organisations dedicated to bringing the most inspirational artistic and cultural activities into schools…

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Cultural Hub membership

Posted on: 26th February 2018

The Cultural Hub is a unique partnership between cultural organisations and schools. Between them, they devise amazing arts-based projects, visit cultural venues, work with the fantastic artists, musicians and organisations, engage in training, and much, much more. Once you join, you have access to an amazing array of in-kind offers from all the biggest cultural...
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Hammer & Shape 2018

Posted on: 26th February 2018

We are inviting creative teachers/educators to participate in a free CPD session at Arts University Bournemouth(AUB). This will take place on Saturday 17 March 2018, 0930-1430. The subject areas that will be explored are: Workshop 1: Cardboard Kingdom Opportunity to make a fictitious cardboard city by utilising STEAM techniques. Participants will use card, paper and...
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The Stone and Voice Project

Posted on: 5th March 2018

Stone and Voice was the largest commission Wave was involved with in 2017. St Peter’s Church, Bournemouth, commissioned Wave to lead the learning and participation element of Stone and Voice, a Heritage Lottery funded project exploring the Church’s history at the time of the First World War. The project focussed particularly on the construction of...
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Workshops in Notan, Wire Sculpture or Book-making

Posted on: 26th February 2018

This is a FREE opportunity for member schools Host an artist for the day and inspire your students through learning new, hands-on skills through half-day workshops in one of these unusual techniques Target Group: Recommended for upper KS2 (years 4-6) or KS3 (but can be scalable and adaptable depending on class age and ability) Denise Poote is...
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Art Workshops for KS1 and SEN: now open for booking

Posted on: 29th August 2018

Wave and Arts2Educate Abi Thommes is the founder of Arts2Educate, a successful Dorset-based organisation that brings art and drama workshops to primary schools. Abi’s years of teaching, arts and drama experience, including gaining her Arts Awards, has helped to see Arts2Educate grow – expanding her work to into art centres, libraries, holiday clubs, as well...
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St Peter’s resurrection Chapel Trip

Posted on: 26th October 2017

Wave has been working with St Peter’s Church, Bournemouth, over the past few months on a Heritage Lottery Funded project exploring the World War 1 heritage of the Church, and its Chapel of the Resurrection. One outcome has been the development of a projected exhibition inside the Chapel, a 30 minute film exploring the stories...
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We had some very quiet children (and one who is a selective mute) who were able to talk about it afterwards and a child who is very reluctant to write was keen to do so after. A few breakthrough moments! Thanks for organizing this and giving our pupils such valuable experiences

Claire Addis, Principal at Jewell Academy