CLPL – Teacher’s Introduction to Dazzle Ship in Edinburgh

Wed 1st June 16.30-18.30, Leith Community Education Centre (Kinnaird Hall)

Fri 3rd June 13.30-15.30, Leith Community Education Centre (Shore Room

Refreshments provided


On May 25th Dazzle Ship Scotland, a co-commission between the Edinburgh Art festival and 14-18 NOW, launches down in the Port of Leith marking the centenary of the WW1 Battle of Jutland. Dazzle was a form of WW1 ship camouflage invented by the artist Norman Wilkinson, in which bright bold geometric patterned designs adorned battle ships to confuse the enemy. This summer Turner-Prize nominated artist Ciara Phillips has designed her own dazzle for the MV Fingal berthed in the Port of Leith.


The Dazzle Ship presents interdisciplinary learning opportunities across Social Studies, Mathematics, Technologies and the Expressive Arts. Helena Barrett, Edinburgh Art Festival’s Learning and Engagement Coordinator will run an introductory session to the Dazzle Ship project presenting how you can use the ship and its themes with your learners in your classroom. The session will include a tour of the ship, a presentation on dazzle and an introduction to the EAF Dazzle Teaching Resource. Suitable for all teachers and educational practitioners.


To book a place please go to or email Helena at

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