Teacher studios: talking to students about contemporary art
Unwind, network and discuss contemporary art with other teachers at this informal Friday-evening teacher studio.
Inspired by the Summer Exhibition, this session focuses on contemporary art and how to discuss it in the classroom. Using a number of group-based exercises and open discussion, artist Harry Baxter will encourage teachers to analyse and debate a wide range of artworks and explore methods of engagement with students.
Teacher studios are after-school sessions designed to introduce you to new ways of working and thinking about art, whilst also giving you space to learn new techniques and experiment with different mediums in a relaxed, sociable environment.
Harry Baxter divides his time between creating his own art and working as a freelance artist educator and lecturer. He graduated from The London City and Guilds Art School in 2001 with a degree in fine art painting. He has won travel scholarships to study the work of the Mexican Muralists and is an honorary member of the Worshipful Company of Painters and Stainers. His work has been exhibited in The Discerning Eye, The Rockwell Arts Space, The Denman Arts project and with the ‘Le Gun’ arts collective. Since 2006 he has been teaching practical art-making workshops, leading gallery tours and lecturing at the Royal Academy of Arts.
The session is suitable for all abilities, including professional artists, new learners and those who wish to refresh their practice.
● Fully booked
Friday 19 June 2020
5.45 — 8.30pm
The Clore Learning Centre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts
£30, includes refreshments and materials. Teachers only.