Professional development

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Educator Preview
Cameron Robbins: Solar Loggerheads

Wednesday 6 March, 4pm – 6pm, Free

Enjoy complimentary viewing of the exhibition and light refreshments. Network with colleagues. Be inspired by Jill’s exhibition-related art-making examples, ideas and instructions.

Visual Thinking Strategies with Carly Grace

Monday 25 March
Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm
Cost: $90 (including GST)
Location: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington

Working with Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) facilitator Carly Grace, workshop participants will be guided through VTS discussions in response to the work of contemporary Australian artists represented in MPRG exhibition In the Valley, part of CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 exhibition program.

VTS is an enquiry-based approach to experiencing art through careful, close looking and questioning, empowering students to discuss art based on what they can see in an artwork.

The goal of VTS is not to teach the history of a work of art but rather to encourage students to observe independently and to back up their comments with evidence through dialogue with their peers.

Through practical VTS demonstrations in the gallery, participants will learn about the key components of this strategy and how to use Visual Thinking Strategies to engage students in focused looking and deep thinking about visual art.

Participants will gain insight into how VTS can be used to make meaningful connections with contemporary Australian art and how VTS pedagogy connects directly to the Victorian Curriculum, developing students’ capabilities for Critical and Creative Thinking.

Victorian Curriculum Levels: 5 – 9

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Bayside and Mornington Peninsula Art Teachers Network

Monday 11 February, 4.30pm - 6.30pm, Mount Eliza North Primary School, Landing in your art room in 2019.

Join experienced art teacher and textile designer Cindy Minogue in her awe-inspiring art room at Mount Eliza North PS. This session will focus on three topics:

•      Creating a safe, welcoming and exciting art making environment for students of all ages

•      The Visual Arts curriculum in term one – unique ways to integrate the art elements and principles into art making lessons

•      Creating quality artworks from recycled materials – keeping on budget using what you have

What do you have and what can you share? Swap and share your excess art materials. In the spirit of recycling please bring along anything from your art room that you don’t need or would like to swap for something else. Cindy has free sponge brushes and Carly will bring her excess of collage materials. Parking on the street and the staff car park will be available from 4.15pm and please come to the school office to meet Cindy. Please RSVP to:

Tuesday 26 March, 4.30pm - 6.30pm, Frankston High School, Visual Thinking Strategies and enquiry in the Visual Arts.

Wednesday 8 May, 4.30pm - 6.30pm, St. Bede’s College, Mentone, Landscape Painting practical workshop with Craig Penny.

Thursday 13 June, 4.30pm - 6.30pm, Berendale School’s brand new café. Supporting The Arts program in a special education setting AND a celebration of the BaMP network!