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Friday, October 4th

London Art Excursions

London is an art teacher's dream, and we can't wait to show you around our amazing city. Here are our offerings--choose a morning session and one in the afternoon. See our program here.

Walking & drawing in Hampstead heath

Melanie O'Leary & Jenny Thomas

A mindful based activity walking and drawing in the lovely environs of Hampstead Heath. The action of drawing as a meditation practice can be extremely relaxing and rewarding. We will travel about 20 mins by bus to Hampstead Heath--the inspiration for many creatives such as Constable and Keats. With sketchbooks, pencils, pens and portable watercolor sets, we shall head out on our adventure.

SOHO photographY Walk

Robyn Zellar & Rhiannon West

A street photography walk through London's iconic Soho in London's West End, featuring Piccadilly Circus, Carnaby Street, Liberty, and the famous jazz district. While out & about, we'll practice some rephotography techniques to repeat vintage images from the same perspective as the original photographers. Digital cameras are available if needed, and of course, bring your phone. If you're interested in blending and manipulating the old & new images to create a "then & now effect," join us for our follow-up workshop on Saturday, A Sense of Place: Rephotography.

exploring curatorial practice at Damien Hirst’s “Newport Street Gallery”

Anthony Gow

This excursion is designed for teachers who wish to engage their students with ideas relating to curatorial practice. Many international curricular models in Visual Arts require students to think about curatorial concerns in connection with their own work and the work of others. The focus will be on how artists/curators, use spaces to engage audiences, create impact and build narratives when showing a body of work. As a group we will visit the contemporary space, Newport Street Gallery, engage in discussion about curatorial practice, share ideas on how we can best deliver rich learning experiences for students and see the work of world renowned contemporary artist.

tate modern

Domingo Martinez

Field trips to art museums improve students’ knowledge of and ability to think critically about art. But, how can teachers turn visits to museums into successful learning experiences? This excursion to Tate Modern is designed for teachers who wish to explore, learn and partake in teaching & learning activities that focus on the exhibitions and artworks in the museum. Particular emphasis will be placed on ways in which technology and the Internet (mobile phones, iPads, digital cameras, Google Forms, Apps, etc.) can be used by students to complete tasks, explore the museum and learn about contemporary art.

beazley designs of the year

Erik Niemi

An excursion to the Beazley Designs of the Year at the London Design Museum with a focus on Design Tech courses and how to inspire innovation. This exhibition highlights innovation from all areas of design, and we will examine ways to leverage exhibitions to stimulate student learning about materials, new technologies and their own application of these in creative projects. Our work will be focused using four categories of design innovation: Efficiency, Effectiveness, Sustainability and Beauty.

V&A Walk & Talk

Luchy Harrold, Rhiannon West & Robyn Zellar

A visit to the V&A, the world's leading museum of art & design, housing over 2.3 million objects than span over 5,000 years of human creativity. Explore what your eye loves--architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewelry, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art & design, or theatre & performance--using some tried & true conversation prompts that you can use with your students at any gallery or classroom critique.