As part of aspex Gallery‘s upcoming New Educators programme with the University of Portsmouth, they are offering free spaces on the following CPD workshops for artists, supported by Artswork. Places are all strictly limited to 15 per workshop, so please follow the links below to reserve your place using Eventbrite.
Arts & the Curriculum
Monday 2nd February 1-4pm
A crash course in the curriculum for artists looking to develop their work in education settings. Alison Beane, Executive Headteacher of Mary Rose Academy and Cliffdale Academy, Portsmouth and teaching staff from Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance will deliver a session which will give you an overall understanding of the curriculum to enhance your workshops and tailor your offer to schools.
Arts and Literacy Masterclass with Ed Boxall
Tuesday 3rd February, 10am-12.30pm
Ed Boxall is an artist, writer and creative educator living in Hastings, England. He works in many areas such as printmaking, small scale book publishing, poetry, storytelling, songwriting and education. As an experienced Artist-Educator in schools, colleges, galleries and museums, Ed has a wealth of experience in delivering workshops and storytelling performances which provide first-class arts engagement and aid learning in Literacy. In this hands-on master class Ed will provide you with tips in how to devise workshops for education settings, which support the national curriculum with a focus on Literacy.
Arts and Numeracy Masterclass with Filskit Theatre
Tuesday 3rd February, 1.30-4pm
Katy Costigan & Sarah Gee of Filskit Theatre, have been working with Aspex since October 2014 to deliver a pilot arts and numeracy project with three schools in the city. Through weekly workshops the school groups have been developing visual art performances linked to their topic subjects. In these workshops Katy and Sarah have developed activities, which aim to increase the pupils attainment in numeracy, to demonstrate how the arts can be used within the classroom for cross-curriculum learning.
In this master class Katy & Sarah will share with you their learning from this project, some information about the areas of curriculum they focused on and activities that were particularly successful.