Course details

Title Primary Art: experiencing the Creative Process through Painting
Target group
Curriculum area The Arts
Level Primary
Venue Kohia Centre, University of Auckland - Gate 2, 76 Epsom Ave, Auckland
Facilitator(s) Mandy Jakich
Description This interactive course for primary teachers explores ways to provide learning experiences for years 1-8 students linked to the Visual Arts Curriculum. Teachers will be supported to understand how to plan lessons which provide an opportunity for students to experience developing practical knowledge and ideas as well as communicating and interpreting. The aim of the course is to support participants to set up, manage and teach painting in the classroom through a rich creative process of exploring, experimenting, creating, reflecting and sharing.

Teachers will personally experience each part of this process and reflect on how it makes them feel and respond to their approach. Participants will develop an understanding of how to encourage creative and critical thinking. This workshop will provide the tools, resources and the motivation to implement creative ideas in the classroom.

Participants will:
• Understand how to value and implement a unit which supports the delivery of the Visual Arts Curriculum in a way that is creative, nurturing critical thinking and supports students' creative thinking as well as individuality
• Develop practical knowledge in paint techniques, colour theory and colour making
• Understand how to use art-making conventions, applying knowledge of elements and visual language through the use of materials and processes.
Date(s) Wednesday 18 September 10am-3pm
Fee Members' fee $295
Non-members' fee $330