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Panel discussion: teaching and inspiring young artists

Part of The New RA for teachers event


Friday 29 June 2018
8 — 9.30pm

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Beth B. Schneider, RA Head of Learning

How do we teach for creativity? How do we define a good arts education? As part of the New RA for Teachers event, join our panel to explore how we are going to inspire the next generation of artists, followed by a Q&A.

Principal of Plymouth College of Art Andrew Brewerton, artist Susan Coles and Headteacher Carolyn Roberts join RA Head of Learning Beth Schneider to discuss innovative models and strategies for ensuring that art and design is firmly embedded in every student’s education.

Professor Andrew Brewerton is Principal and Chief Executive of Plymouth College of Art, founding Chair of Governors of Plymouth School of Creative Arts. Andrew is a member of the Steering Group of the Cultural Learning Alliance and a member of the Craft Council’s Education Advisory Group. He has given lectures and seminars internationally and is a poet and author of more than sixty journal and catalogue essays and books on contemporary art and education.

Susan Coles is secretary to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Art Craft and Design Education, a member of Council for (and past President of) the National Society of Education Art and Design (NSEAD), and World Councillor for the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA). Susan a school governor, a consultant and adviser, a Trustee of AccessArt, a network founder and facilitator, and a practicing artist.

Carolyn Roberts is Headteacher at Thomas Tallis School in Greenwich, south-east London. Thomas Tallis is a community comprehensive school of nearly two thousand 11- to 19-year olds. The school, founded in 1971, has a distinguished history and track record in the arts and the sixth form of 550 students has specialist Art College entry programme. As well as outstanding examination success in both visual and performing arts, Tallis is committed to wide participation for students of all backgrounds.

Beth B. Schneider became Head of Learning at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2008. Beth has worked in art museum education for more than 40 years and in 2008, she won the US National Art Education Association’s national award for excellence in art museum education. Her publications focus on using art collections to support subjects across the primary school curriculum and building museum audiences from underserved communities.

This is part of the New RA for Teachers event for teachers currently working in the primary, secondary, Further Education, Higher Education and SEND sectors. Only those booked onto the New RA for Teachers event will be able to attend.

Entry will only be permitted to those with a valid teacher ID on the night.

If you have any queries please email studentgroups@royalacademy.org.uk or call 020 7300 5995.

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Friday 29 June 2018

8 — 9.30pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

Free, booking required. Teachers with valid ID only.