Nathan regularly gives tutorials, talks and workshops on his career and work - visiting schools ranging from infants, primary, secondary, college all the way through to university. These are usually began with a video presentation and talk of Nathan’s work (the how, why, where, when’s) and followed by the participants having a go themselves, either as a big class group creating segments of a full portrait (encouraging teamwork and engaging everyone) or as individuals if they’re of a higher level. The feedback has always been extremely positive and Nathan strives off the fact he’s often told he’s made the students think outside the box and have inspired them to be more creative. The local press to the area also like to jump on it, benefiting the school too!
Nathan is often sent images of students sketchbooks containing their research on him and even some portraits of him too! Below you can see some examples and some students at work!
Here watch Nathan surprise a school in Birmingham with a special visit!
The pupils had been studying Nathan's work for their Arts week and their teacher got in touch to get his approval of their Toast Meghan Trainor artwork. Nathan answered questions, had photos, signed autographs and even held the morning assembly.
“We really enjoyed our day with Nathan, it was fun learning how he created his work. The following week we even made our own portrait of a famous composer using marmite on toast, it was great fun and we hope to get Nathan back another day!” – Liza Wright, Tynewydd Primary, Newbridge. “Nathan really engaged with the children, his talk was presented in an easy to understand manner, using videos alongside his talk. It really gave the kids a chance to see his work from start to finish and inspired the kids to try unusual materials to produce their own works of art.” – Lisa Watts, Roath Park Primary, Cardiff.