Professional development


Information Session about a new Visual Arts teachers network for Bayside and the Mornington Peninsula

Wednesday 17 October, 4pm-6pm, free

With Jill Anderson and Carly Grace (ex- Heide Museum of Modern Art Education Officer). Find out how Arts Education Victoria has partnered with the Department of Education and Training to provide support for established, re-established and new teaching networks of Visual Arts educators. This project is called SWARM.

What’s involved?

Network catch ups and professional development opportunities, getting in touch with visual arts teachers from local schools (some of which you might already know), pooling resources to support our teaching practice.

What are the benefits?

Specialised support for visual arts educators, networking with professionals in your role, getting to know local schools, be mentored or become a mentor, local professional development with educators, artists and museum educators.

What do I need to do?

Join us Wednesday 17 October, or if you are unable to attend, register your interest in the network at:  We are currently establishing a mailing list and are interested in hearing from you about what you would like to see happen with a Bayside and Mornington Peninsula Visual Art Teachers Network (BaMPVATN!) Please feel free to forward this information to friends and colleagues from the region - they do not need to be currently teaching in schools to become involved.

What next?

We are planning for the first Network Professional Learning day for 2019.
This year, further opportunities to get involved include:
•    McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery, an afternoon in late November/early December TBA
•    organise a school visit. If you just don’t have any time to get away and you would like to meet to discuss this network, please get in touch.

We are so looking forward to hearing from you! 

Educator Preview & Professional Development

With Jill Anderson - a practicing artist who has taught for many years in classrooms and galleries. She fosters a welcoming and supportive space for thinking about and creating art.

Wednesday 17 October, 4-6pm, free
Enjoy complimentary light refreshments, networking with colleagues and pre-view three fabulous new exhibitions.
Catherine Truman: No Surface Holds
Anne Ferran: Intimate Journals
Line of Enquiry, MPRG collection works

Expand your knowledge and get new ideas for the classroom. Examples provided of classroom art activities related to the ideas in these exhibitions. You can take photos or make your own creations to inspire your students.

Image: Catherine Truman, In Preparation for Seeing: SEM Glove, installation - objects 2015, Image: Grant Hancock