James Aldridge Artist
James Aldridge Artist

Training and Consultancy


Please see below for what I offer, and then send me an email to discuss your needs. You can see some of the people I've worked with at the bottom of the page.

Inset for Teachers and Early Years Practitioners


A combination of hands-on creative activities, and case studies, backed up by years of experience working in schools and early years settings.

Professional Development for Museum and Gallery Educators


Practical, interactive workshops, exploring the value of creative, participant-led approaches.

Presentations and Workshops for Conferences and Seminars


Drawing from a wealth of experience in creative and cultural education, outdoor learning and the early years.

Professional Development for Artists Working in the Participatory Arts


Sharing experince and insight from community, educational and health/welbeing projects.

Community Consultation


Engaging with children, young people and families to inform the development of learning and interpretation materials.

Mentoring for Artists and Educators


Support and advice for those working in, or new to, the participatory arts.

Project Evaluation


Learning lessons from current projects by engaging creatively with participants and partners.

Visiting Lecturer


Supporting and inspiring students in a variety of graduate and postgraduate programmes, including arts, teacher training, heritage and organisational learning.


Organisations I've worked with in the past include:


  • 5x5x5=creativity
  • A New Direction
  • Ashridge Business College, Hertfordshire
  • Bath Spa University
  • Centre For Narrative Leadership
  • Creative Junction
  • EarlyArts
  • English Heritage and National Trust at Stonehenge
  • English Heritage at Old Sarum
  • Flow Associates
  • Hampshire Cultural Trust at Basing House, The Red House Museum and Search Science Centre
  • ICIS Centre for Sustainability and Resilience, Denmark
  • Kennet Valley Arts Trust
  • MK Gallery
  • Nurseries and Pre-Schools in Wiltshire and at Lancaster University
  • Open to Arts
  • Poole and Bournemouth Borough Council
  • Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum
  • Schools in Wiltshire, Hertfordshire and London
  • University of the West of England (UWE)
  • West Sussex Arts Service
  • Wiltshire County Council



"I have learned more about how to resource the environment and provide for child-initiated learning. It has also provided the opportunity to refresh about not always questioning the child, and observing their processes and not products."


Early Years Practitioner


"Thank you for an amazing training course..."                  
Museum Learning & Outreach Officer
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