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Developing Contemporary Art study in the classroom

Friday 11th January 19
@ Various galleries in Cardiff - , CF10

For primary and secondary teachers

A three-day course:

  • 11 January 2019 Artes Mundi, National Museum Cardiff

  • 8 March 2019 g39, Cardiff

  • 24 May 2019 Chapter, Cardiff

This short course supports teachers thinking around how to incorporate and include contemporary art within the syllabus and the classroom. These sessions will take a practical approach to bringing contemporary art into schemes of work, how to begin looking at an exhibition and where to research and broaden knowledge around contemporary art. All three sessions will enable participants to hear contemporary artists based in Wales talk about their practice, look at an exhibition of contemporary art as well as practical advice that participants can take away and use in the classroom. These sessions will help create a network between artists, teachers and cultural organisations in the city.


Friday 11th January: Approaches to looking at art

Location: National Museum, Cardiff

With gallery educators and artists: Thomas Williams and Amy Treharne

A practical session at the National Museum Cardiff with gallery professionals to discuss themes within contemporary art, how to approach engaging with art and enable learners to continue their own research. This session will be informed by attending Artes Mundi exhibition, hearing artists talk about their work as well as a practical workshop session.

Friday 8th March: Research and knowledge sharing

Location: g39, Cardiff

With artist: Freya Dooley, and curator: Louise Hobson

A practical session around where and how to research and broaden knowledge around contemporary art using online researches and pooling resources. This session will also include the opportunity to hear artist and curator talk about their work as well as the chance to see the Jerwood exhibition and meet g39 staff.  |  |

Friday 24th May: Bringing contemporary art into schemes of work

Location: Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

With artists Anthony Shapland and Gweni Llwyd

An opportunity to listen to artists discuss their work and a practical workshop session on how teachers can discuss approaches to including visual arts into their learning environments. We will be working with schemes of work as a starting point for discussion. N.B. teachers are encouraged to bring an example of a scheme of work to this session. There is also the opportunity to meet the Chapter gallery staff.  |  |

All A2Connect CPD and professional learning events are free and schools in the Central South region can claim up to £150 for supply cover.

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