Bus and Bird Arts Artsmark offer

Bus and Bird Arts tailor makes creative experiences for schools on their Artsmark Journey. We have designed and delivered bespoke creative learning sessions in the Visual Arts for a broad spectrum of learners from pre-school and school age children through to PGCE students and professional adults.

Clare Taylor (founder and owner) has twenty years of experience in providing versatile multi-disciplinary activities ranging from one hour specialist workshops and half day projects up to whole school initiatives over a number of weeks. Our approach is designed to support, enhance and extend the National Curriculum. We work in both two and three-dimensions including Ceramics, Textiles, Mosaic, Animation, Puppetry, Sculpture and Mixed Media (including sketchbooks and digital processes). Clare has worked in diverse settings, the most unusual being at Manchester Cystic Fibrosis Centre’s Pearce Ward teaching ceramic sculpture and stop frame animation to patients in their bedrooms.

Bus and Bird Arts is proud to be supporting schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience, and participate in great arts and culture. Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education. Find out more about Artsmark at


Our daily rate ranges upwards from £200 depending on the type of work that is undertaken, for example ceramics sessions may cost more due to the firing and finishing. Our half day rate is £125 and hourly rate (where applicable) is £60 (prep time inclusive). Please feel free to contact Clare Taylor to discuss your budgetary requirements. At present, Bus and Bird Arts covers the counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire but will consider travelling further afield.

Artsmark experiences from Bus and Bird Arts

Covid-19 Adaptations

In response to Covid-19, we have adapted to delivering online workshops for schools and pre-recording tutorials for workshops to be undertaken at your own pace. Our largest online lesson to date involved three Year 5 classes simultaneously creating individual paper sculptures at Berry Hill Primary School!