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Talks & Workshops

Teaching Maths Through Art

KS1 & KS2 Teachers CPD

Alex Evans, Progress, 2013

Alex Evans, Progress, 2013

Alex Evans, Progress, 2013

Teaching Maths Through Art

KS1 & KS2 Teachers Continued Professional Development

Tuesday 14 November / 2.30-5pm / £20


Explore ways to embed maths into your art and design lesson planning and teaching. This session will focus on the investigation of shape, line and pattern in the context of contemporary visual art. Through discussion and practical activities you will explore approaches to support your pupils with the development and application of their mathematical skills in creative contexts. Our facilitators will help you to deliver engaging and innovative pupil outcomes through a broad and balanced, cross curricular approach to art, design and maths. 



About the facilitators 


Alex Evans 

Alex is a visual artist, film director and creative facilitator working at the intersection of drawing, performance, film and engagement practices. Raised in Milton Keynes, he now lives and works in London. His work makes connections between geometry, architecture and nature to depict dense miniature cities which resemble emergent systems, morphogenic architectural structures and delicate biological organisms. He also creates playful, inclusive and participant centred projects with a range of different groups of young people, communities and professionals. 

Alex has exhibited numerous works at solo and group shows across the UK including MK Gallery, the Anise Gallery, the London Art Fair and SPACE Studios.


Dr Amanda O’Shea

Dr Amanda O’Shea is a Senior Lecturer in Education (Mathematics) at the University of Northampton and leads the Mathematics Specialist Teacher Programme, PGCert Primary mathematics. She also teaches on the Masters in Mathematics Education programme. Her main area of interest is in using assessment for learning to develop metacognition and pupil autonomy in learning. Her research is in the conceptions and practices of assessment for learning and how this might then lead to pupils developing their identities towards becoming metacognitive and reflective in a community of learners.




  • Gain knowledge of contemporary visual artists and the cultural development of their art forms.
  • Develop mathematical language in relation to the analysis and evaluation of contemporary visual art.
  • Explore practical art activities for the classroom which support the mathematical development of young children. 
  • Discover ways to incorporate relevant mathematical skills within the lessons you are teaching. 
  • Discuss ways maths might be used as the starting point for art and design projects in the classroom. 


    Who should attend?


    Ideal for all educators who teach children in Key Stage 1 or 2. 



    How to book


    To book please email Tara Page, Learning Manager:




    November 2017


    Teacher CPD at MK Gallery 

    We strongly believe in the use of creativity as a powerful tool for learning, development and change. Through partnerships with specialist organisations such as Early Arts, the Royal Institute of British Architects and 5x5x5=creativity, MK Gallery offers a range of teacher CPD and networking opportunities. To register your interest in forthcoming CPD please email



    Downloadable Resources


    Teaching Maths Through Art

    Curriculum links