Mental Health Awareness, Shared Education Art lessons for Primary Schools and After school Art Club



Mental Heath Awareness Shared Education Art lessons

The Art and Design Factory provides Art workshops on zoom or face to face, enabling schools to work together through the shared education programme.  These bespoke art lessons can be tailor made to link with the themes being delivered by your schools.

Due to covid restrictions we can alternate resources to ensure the formation of successful art outcomes by pupils, whilst encouraging all to express themselves creatively.

The Art and Design lessons can be offered alongside Mindfulness for the Mental Health and Wellbeing of all pupils.  Through engaging in art practice and mindfulness pupils will experience a sense of calm and relax in the process.  These lessons can help reduce anxiety and stress and encourage self belief and confidence.  Children of all ages can benefit from mindfulness, as it promotes happiness and a deeper awareness of their thoughts, feelings and emotions.

Sinead is a fully qualified Mindfulness Practitioner, who incorporates breathing exercises, guided meditations and Mind jars, to help children learn how to think more calmly, by using their breathe as an anchor to steady their emotions and feelings.

By teaching children how to use mindfulness in their daily lives, they will develop skills to support their own wellbeing and self soothe.

Mindfulness benefits include

  • increased attention span and focus
  • cognitive development,
  • enhances social and emotional skills,
  • improved behaviour at schools,
  • increased resilience,
  • improved emotional regulation and
  • reduces anxiety and stress.

All lessons have a PPT introduction with cross curricular links for reinforced learning along with Numeracy and Literacy, WAU and PMU.

The final artworks can be presented in a collaborate wallhanging or pupils can receive their artwork framed, ready to take home.

As a fully Qualified Art and Design Teacher with over 23 years teaching experience Sinead is very aware of how to support both teachers and pupils achieve highly in the classroom.

Testimonial from Miss Cooke Holy Rosary Primary School, Belfast 

Sinead’s Art lesson which she delivered to our whole school (20 classes of pupils in P1 – P7) as well as our partner school in Nepal via Zoom, was fantastic. We worked together on the planning and Sinead communicated with me throughout the planning stage to ensure all our needs were met in achieving our project goals. Sinead carried out her own research with regards to both countries and the Sustainable Development Goals our international project promotes. She resourced the lesson excellently with stimuli, photos, and wonderful modelling of drawing strategies. Her lesson was a great success in teaching the children the skills of ‘drawing’ and her ability to engage the children throughout the lesson via zoom was just super! Thank you for all your hard work in planning and delivering this lesson Sinead, the children loved it!

After School Art lessons

Alternatively you may want to organise some after school art lessons.  Children can be taught during the school day or after school from the comfort of their home,  The Art and Design Factory will facilitate art workshops to assist pupils learning by recapping on topics and themes being undertaken at school,  Numeracy and Literacy links will be subtly embedded into these lessons to ensure reinforced learning takes place.

Each session can accommodate up to 500 pupils and last for 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes.  To check availability and discuss the details with Sinéad please call her on 07884410804 or email