We've developed this training programme to support new teachers to take risks and deliver the curriculum creatively. It shows them how artworks can inspire new ways of working, while also addressing the practicalities of visiting museums and galleries. Please pass this information onto colleagues, headteachers and induction tutors.
The programme includes these practical sessions:
The built environment
Explore Manchester and the changing cityscape that surrounds the gallery. Take inspiration from film, sculpture and installation works for discussion and investigation. Gain confidence in using contemporary artworks to inspire learning and creativity. Create responses using a range of mark making techniques and build up a composition to create a 3D effect using wax trapping, acetate and textural materials. Develop your ideas back in the classroom.
A sense of place
Take a sensory and immersive journey around the gallery. Use a variety of speaking and listening approaches to inspire writing activities. Bring people and places in our paintings to life, creating characters and exploring different settings, through role play, group work and discussion. Get to know the gallery and explore ways of working with objects and artworks that can be adapted and used in different cultural and school settings.
The natural world
Discover how artworks can be used to explore nature. Explore visual references, including insects, flowers, animals, the ocean. Investigate natural spaces represented in art. Comparing historical and contemporary approaches to capturing the natural world, use drawings to generate ideas, play with painting techniques to create composition and refine your process to fill miniature canvases. This could be replicated into a whole class project to produce a unique artwork back at school.
We will be running more courses in spring/summer 2014.
Each course is limited to 12 places.
Takes place from 1.30-3.30pm, with refreshments available from 1.00pm.
To make a booking contact us.
Tel: 0161 235 8842
"When I leave I am going to arrange a visit to use the paintings around the gallery to create a narrative and advance the plot."
"I will visit the gallery and other galleries in Manchester more often to gather ideas to use in Art Club, consider what exhibitions are coming up and talk to fellow teachers about the opportunities at Manchester Art Gallery."