Keith Parkinson

B.Ed (Hons.) MA Ed Man., BA (Hons.) Fine Art

Contemporary Fine Artist

Work in Schools

Bespoke Projects


Since leaving my post as Primary Headteacher in 2004 I have worked extensively in schools across the North of England, providing art workshops and residencies both as long term projects and single days.


I work with schools to develop individually designed creative programmes to meet their specific needs and requirements for art projects. This can be drawing, painting, print making, sculpture and textiles. Sessions always include guidance for teachers on taking the work forward after I leave, including tips and techniques for useful progression.


I also provide staff training sessions to help schools develop their Art curriculum or teachers improve their skills.


 Much of my recent work has been painting murals in several Oldham schools, working with children as artists and designers in many phases of the work.















Mural painting with Year 2, Richmond Primary School, Oldham.















Ink lilies with Year 4, St Albans RC, Blackburn.















Abstract mark making with Reception Class, Feniscowles Primary, Blackburn.


















Story Staircase Mural at Westwood Primary School, Oldham.






























And also at Westwood, a playground mural behind the goals (Yes, they’re  painted too!).




















Richmond Primary School, Staircase mural to inspire and stimulate imagination—underwater to outer space.


















Landscape work at Howick CE primary, Preston


















Modroc Nativity by Year 4 in Skipton


















Textiles with Year 6 at Lowerhouse, Burnley