Workshops for ringers and teachers

ART offers a series of workshops that supplement the ART Training Scheme modules and allow both ringers and teachers to develop new skills. Each workshop has been developed by a team of experts and is delivered by a subject matter expert.


Module 1 Refresher

A new half day workshop based in the tower. It's an opportunity to refresh your memory about the ART teaching principles and the various techniques and exercises used in teaching bell handling.

In the words of a satisfied delegate from a pilot refresher:

"Thank you very much for running the course yesterday, it reminded me of a lot of stuff I'd forgotten and I picked up quite a number of new tips that you mentioned over and above the ART handouts – you probably saw me scribbling away."

Calling Plain Bob Doubles

A half day introduction to calling Bob Doubles combining both theory and practical sessions. After the workshop you should be able to call a number of different touches of Bob Doubles and should aim to call a quarter peal soon afterwards.

The workshop is open to ringers able to ring touches of Bob Doubles inside confidently.

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This half day workshop uses Plain Bob Minor as the base method for explaining how the derivation of coursing orders can be used to understand how touches work, how standard touches are applicable to other methods, and how the coursing order can be used to check ringing and correct mistakes.

The workshop is open to ringers able to ring touches of Bob Minor confidently, and ideally other methods as well. It is ideal for people who can call touches, maybe even quarter peals, but don’t really understand in any depth what the calls are doing.

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Mentor Development

This two hour interactive workshop aims to increase the awareness of the mentoring process and to help ART Teaching Scheme mentors develop their skills not only as teachers, but as those responsible for bringing on the next generation of teachers. There is opportunity to discuss various aspects of mentoring and the attributes which make a successful mentor.

The workshop is suitable not only for mentors, but for existing ART Teaching Scheme Teachers who would like to find out more about mentoring and supporting others who are working towards accreditation.

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Bell Maintenance

A full day workshop combining both theory and practical sessions. It provides an opportunity to learn more about the bells and their fittings, what basic maintenance they need, and when and how minor repairs can be carried out.

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We offer a whole day workshop and a series of half day workshops on simulators. We explain the various sensor systems and software available, as well as how simulators can be used with dumb bells and real bells. Practical sessions explore how to use simulators in the teaching of foundation skills and method ringing, and provide an opportunity to try different software applications.

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Listen & Strike

This full day workshop is open to any ringer who would like to improve their striking. The workshop will help you develop listening skills and rhythm, leading to a reduced reliance on looking and better striking.

The practical sessions provide plenty of time to develop these skills.

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Tower Leadership

A full day workshop for Tower Captains, aspiring Tower Captains, Trainers, Tower or Guild officials, and all those who want to make a difference. Covers stakeholder management, leading the team, good practice and performance. Theory sessions augmented with lots of discussion.

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Recruitment & Retention

A half day workshop sharing good practice and underpinned with real experiences. Objective of the workshop is to come up with a recruitment and retention plan for your tower, hub or local area.

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Change Ringing on Handbells

A flexible half day workshop. By the end of the workshop each participant should have a structure to follow, and ideas on how to either: start their own handbell journey, explore handbells as an aid to teaching tower-bell ringing, and/or start a handbell group.

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Want to attend a workshop?

If you're interested in registering for one of the ART Workshops then a list of upcoming workshops is available on the ART Events website or email:

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