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Creative Learning opportunity for WA artists

7 Jul

Western Australian artists have an opportunity to attend a workshop led by Paul Collard (UK Creative Learning expert) and one of the projects international teaching artists (Paul Gorman or Yaminay Nasir Chaudhri) during Aug 26-29 or Sept 13 & 14.

Workshops are open to artists with professional practice in an arts or creative discipline, who are interested in working within schools or educational settings as teaching artists, as well as artists interested in mentoring young people in WA.

Workshop participants will explore:

– What makes great learning?
– How do you learn best?
– How do you replicate these forms of learning in classroom and curriculum based activities?
– Definitions of creativity, and the learning environment which best nurtures it
– The relationship between creativity and executive functions of the brain
– activities which directly impact and test executive functions capabilities in children

Criteria for artist selection include:
– Significant professional experience in an artistic discipline
– Teaching experience with young people and/or adults
– Ability to provide leadership and to communicate clearly, particularly with young people
– Capability for mentoring
– A commitment to working with schools and educators
– Commitment to using arts to engage young people (including the disadvantaged) in WA and interest in implementing lessons learnt from the workshop
– For the hands-on workshops with children as participants, artists must have a valid Working With Children Check (WWC Check) or demonstrate that they have an application in process, however this is not a requirement for the artist-only workshops.

Workshops will take place in The Goods Shed, Claremont.

Registrations close Friday 22 July. All enquiries and registration forms to be submitted to Lamis¬† Sabra at FORM 9226 2799 or [email protected]

Detailed information about the workshop is available here  (PDF)



Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts Australian Government

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.