‘The best INSET training we have had!’
This year the Royal Academy of Arts Outreach Programme is launching cReAte, a workshop for primary and secondary teachers, which explores the development of creativity through drawing. The impetus for this programme came from a new report from OFSTED (as yet unpublished) about the state of drawing in primary and secondary schools.
‘I’ve heard a new language… it has opened windows in my mind’
‘Being able to see practice that you can translate into the classroom’
Is drawing as much about thinking and behaviour as skill and if this is the case is it possible to identify stepping stones to help young people find a greater depth of interest in the subject? Drawing on the expertise of the RA Outreach Programme, this practical one-day workshop offers KS2 and KS3 teachers the opportunity to explore, discuss and reflect on ideas about drawing and creativity. Combining both learning from drawing and facilitated discussion, participants are encouraged to look at the way they currently teach drawing and explore how this can be strengthened, improving understanding of the link between drawing and creativity and how this affects thinking across the curriculum.
‘The high point was probably realising that I approach drawing tasks in a very particular way – that this could be more varied and remain beneficial. I am actually aware that students enjoy and benefit from a range of approaches to creative tasks and suddenly realised that my technique had become quite limiting and uncreative!’
Set within the historic galleries of the Royal Academy of Arts, Peter Moolan-Feroze and Roger Wythe will guide you through an engaging and enjoyable session, designed to inspire and reinvigorate, and delivered in the same unique spirit as the Outreach workshops. Peter, whom devised the RA Outreach Programme’s original teaching strategies and creative approaches in 1989 and trained the current teaching team, has for the past 12 years been working with individuals and teams in a wide range of organisations, specialising in creating the climate for innovation at work through creative drawing and painting processes. Roger Wythe of The Learning Connection, is an experienced learning consultant and coach.
Within an environment that is non-judgemental, flexible, experimental and playful, teachers will find the experience refreshing and stimulating and of value to those who can draw, as well as those who are less confident. cReAte provides a good model for INSET or CPD for art departments or whole school staff wishing to explore creative connections across the curriculum. Workshops are ideally suited to individual teachers, and groups of teachers from secondary schools and feeder primaries.
‘Supportive, encouraging... no judgement, working together’
Workshop dates for 2012–13:
Friday August 31 2012
Saturday 26 January 2013
Saturday 9 March 2013
Cost: £35 per person,(materials, coffee, tea and lunch included).
Location: The Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London WIJ 0BD
To book a place please contact email@example.com or on 020 7300 5995