Stephen is an educational consultant, practising artist and photographer www.stephenbrucephotography.co.uk. He was a primary school head teacher for 16 years from 1998 and is a trained Section 48 Inspector (SIAMS). Stephen specialises in art and design teaching, training and projects of various kinds. He has been involved in training teachers in art since 1990. He has experience of teaching PGCE students at the Institute of Education University of London, providing courses for NQTs, experienced teachers and art subject leaders. He wrote regular articles for Art and Craft Magazine published by Scholastic and has written training materials for the BBC. He also undertakes work to help improve displays and the school visual environment.
Stephen is a member of the NSEAD (National Society for Education in Art and Design). He is an NSEAD registered consultant.
"Staff found the approach Stephen offered both stimulating and interesting whilst giving us also practical experience of creating a piece of art with a religious interpretation. Staff have already been trying out various ideas with the children, who have loved them."
"A good cross curricular and creative approach to RE and the Arts which the staff enjoyed participating in."
"I enjoyed the art that you taught us, I learnt new things about art and you have really made my day and week. Thank you." Dennis Y6
"I enjoyed it and learnt something new about art and I was happy at the end because I haven't done that kind of art since I was born. Thank you so much." Nathan Y6
"Personally I thought it was really fun and it gave me more of an idea of how to use acrylics. So yes it was really fun." Tyler Y5
"I really did have a lot of fun with you." Amelia Y3
"I enjoyed painting an advent picture and making the flower." Faith Y3
" I enjoyed the painting." Alaina Y2
Your art sessions in our school with children from Year 2 to Year 6 have been excellent. You have not only taught our children new skills, and love and appreciation of art, but also our staff. We now have some beautiful displays around our school, which clearly reflect our Christian values - an important part of who we are. The photographs that you have taken for us are also excellent and are just what we wanted for our school website. Thank you very much, Steve.
Chalice Arts came to our school well-equipped and set up the workspace quickly and efficiently. Our G&T children enjoyed the challenge of working with a new medium of acrylic paint on canvas boards. The meticulous instruction had the children totally engrossed in the project and we were impressed with the high quality of the finished pieces of work. We are very keen for Steve to return!