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The Artful Classroom

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Bracken Educate Together (& one day at The Irish Museum of Modern Art)

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Fingal County Council & Superprojects present:
THE ARTFUL CLASSROOM

CPD programme for primary school teachers - Accredited by Drumcondra Education Centre.

July 2nd – 6th 2018

Lunch will be provided.

At Bracken Educate Together National School & The Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Facilitated by artist Aideen Barry, teacher Anne Bradley, teacher Aoife Banim, teacher Eileen Keane and artist Catriona Leahy.


INTRODUCTION

This CPD programme The Artful Classroom facilitates primary school teachers to enrich their work in the classroom by exploring contemporary art and architecture, as fascinating resources ripe for use as inspiration and departure points for creative enquiry. Together, the group will explore the national and international practices of artists and architects, through imagery and discussion, and playfully consider how they can be applied to the primary school classroom. Participants will have an opportunity to explore the work of exciting contemporary artists directly through a day at The Irish Museum of Modern Art.

The focus will be on process and creative thinking, rather than learning to produce fixed outcomes. Facilitated by Aideen Barry, Aoife Banim, Anne Bradley, Eileen Keane and Catriona Leahy, the course draws on the expertise of both teachers (with experience of art/architecture) and artists (with experience of education). Each day will be led by a different course facilitator who will share their experience of working creatively with children and demonstrate how they translate their own creative/artistic interests into classroom practice in visual art, and other areas across the curriculum. Participants will creatively explore these practices daily, through a diverse range of hands-on activities.

DETAILS

Dates: July 2nd – 6th 2018

Times: 10am - 3pm daily

Locations: Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri at Bracken Educate Together National School, Castlelands, Balbriggan, county Dublin and on Wednesday 4th at The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

Cost: €45 plus booking fee of €2.82
There are only 20 places so please book early to avoid disappointment!


SCHEDULE AND SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

Monday: Eileen Keane; Paint & Colour
Participants will explore the use of colour and rhythm in art education. They will respond to the work of a range of artists through a variety of individual and collaborative activities. Drawing on her doctoral research, Eileen will guide participants in practically exploring different approaches and opportunities within art education. Together the group will make work both in the classroom and in the school environs - including Bracken ETNS’s ‘art garden and social space’’, created as part of the school’s Per Cent for Art commission ‘The studio that has no roof’ in 2017.

Tuesday: Anne Bradley; Drawing, Looking & Responding
Participants will experiment with the many exciting ways that drawing can be used within the classroom - as installation, as performance, and on the page. They will explore how children make maps from the experience of walking a journey, making footprints and following animal tracks to the abstract representation of these ideas on paper. They will experiment with using the device of framing as a way of creating different compositions to draw. Anne will explore the Reggio Emilia approach to the teacher as ‘professional marveller’ and how looking and responding to contemporary artworks can improve the vocabulary, critical thinking and expressiveness of students.

Wednesday, at The Irish Museum of Modern Art: Aideen Barry, Clay (with ICT) and Fabric & Fibre.
Participants will create their own stop-motion animation works, using materials and techniques that relate to the Clay and Fabric & Fibre strands of the curriculum. A brief guided tour of the Brian O’Doherty exhibition will inform the work of participants, and ideas will be given on how to use the work of contemporary artists as inspiration in the classroom. Aideen will also share practical information on how to access free editing software and accessible techniques for creating moving image artworks, within the classroom.

Thursday: Aoife Banim, Construction
Participants will look at how children can learn about and enjoy architecture, focusing on spatial awareness and sense of place - highlighting an important link to the primary school curriculum including Maths, SPHE (citizenship), Geography, History and Visual Art. They will undertake a theme-based design project within a specific location in the school. This design project will encourage various creative aspects including modelling, sketching, writing, dramatic response and music.

Friday: Catriona Leahy, Print
Participants will be introduced to various printmaking techniques and gain confidence and competency in these skills. They will develop an understanding of how printmaking can be used as a creative collaborative tool in developing themed projects, and will experiment with and develop line, shape, pattern, texture and colour using various methods. They will be introduced to (and build) a new vocabulary, as a way of developing comprehension and understanding of the artform/medium/process. Participants will explore the importance of actively keeping a notebook and doing research. They will investigate how versatile printmaking can be and how it can be adapted and used in the creation of fabric based works, largescale works and installation.

For further information please contact:

Cleo Fagan of Superprojects, cleofagan@gmail.com / Julie Clarke of Fingal Arts Office, julie.clarke@fingal.ie

Full Programme details & Facilitator Biographies can be found here: www.fingalarts.ie/resources/CPD_for_Primary_School_Teachers_The_Artful_Classroom.pdf

This programme is financially supported by Fingal County Council’s Arts Office & Superprojects
www.fingalarts.ie | www.superprojects.org

Image featured - artwork by artist Aideen Barry - ‘Meditations on Being Volcanic’, still from single channel video with sound, 2014


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Castleland Park View

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