Chris Gilbert, The Art & Soul Man, offers unique assemblies, presentations and workshops for Primary and Secondary Schools, along with bespoke training sessions for teachers, youth groups etc. He can also offer Family Services for churches.

Chris has worked for over 20 years as a secondary school Art teacher and also has a wealth of experience in providing Christian Children’s Work in a variety of settings.

Essentially a gifted communicator, Chris can deliver fun, informative and inspirational presentations using artwork, songs, cartoons, drum kits, quizzes and even a Splat Seat!

The Art & Soul Man’s assemblies are difficult to describe (one of those things that has to be seen to be believed) but if you imagine a cross between “Dick ‘n’ Dom in Da Bungalow”, “Art Attack” and “Songs of Praise” you might come close!

As an artist, Chris’s strength is being able to facilitate and enable the artwork of other people. This works particularly well in schools, where Chris encourages and inspires children to produce work of the highest standard.

Introducing ..

Chris Gilbert

The Art & Soul Man


I can offer in-school activities where all appropriate risks have been assessed and addressed and I will liaise closely with headteachers over safe practice and procedures.

Alternatively, I can produce artwork at home and deliver it to schools, along with instructions for staff and pupils to complete it.

I am very flexible and will work with your individual settings and requirements.