Learning Through Craft – Twilight Session
Learning Through Craft
Thursday 24 January 2019 | 3.30pm to 5pm
Barncroft Primary School, Park Lane, Havant, Hampshire. PO9 3HN
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Who is this event for?
Teachers, teaching assistants and senior school leaders interested in the value of art and design in a broad and balanced curriculum.
There are only 15 places, so please book up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Details on how to book below.
About the twilight
A chance to learn more about the approach taken by Barncroft Primary School during a new pilot project – Learning Through Craft and how they worked with professional gilder, Richard Walker.
Learn more about how children got involved and what they learnt. Find out about Artsmark from Lorraine Cheshire, Education Development Manager, Artswork and about Arts Award from Lynne Dick, Director at Making Space.
Learning Through Craft Took place in 2017/18 and aimed to ignite teachers’ interest in and understanding of the value of craft in children’s creative, cultural and intellectual development. It aimed to inspire teachers and craft artists to exchange knowledge and skills; become advocates for craft in education; making craft accessible to and understood by young children.
Making Space is a craft centre based in the heart of Leigh Park, specialising in community and schools engagement projects which offer the highest quality experiences led by designer-crafts professionals.
3.30m Arrival – registration, refreshments and networking
A display of gilded frames made by children with Richard Walker
3.40pm Welcome and introduction
3.45pm A Summary of Learning Through Craft by Lynne Dick
3.55pm Craft in the classroom – value and impact by Tracey Elliott
4.10pm Gilding approaches, tools and materials with Richard Walker (hands on)
4.30pm Arts Award – a brief introduction by Lynne Dick
4.40pm Artsmark – a brief introduction by Lorraine Cheshire
4.55pm Next steps – Expressions of interest to get more involved (Cultural Education Partnership and more Learning Through Craft)
Interested in coming?
We have been able to make this event FREE to teachers locally, because of a grant from the Radcliffe Trust.
To book one of the 15 places please click here. When booking please give the name of your school and what year group you teach. All booking must be in by Thursday 17 January 2019 .
Please note this event is not open to other arts organisations or freelancer artists.
In 2016, Making Space secured a grant from Arts Council England to pilot a new education project locally; offering key stage 1-2 pupils a chance to develop skills in craft and making and support teachers to use skills in the class room. Learning Through Craft aimed explore what tools and approaches teachers and makers need to make craft of value and relevance to pupils and how they learn; making connections to other areas of the curriculum.
We partnered with 4 schools: Frogmore Primary, in Hart; Westgate in Winchester, Wallisdean Infants School Fareham and Barncroft School in Leigh Park. We engaged over 160 pupils and supported over 50 children in achieving their Discover Arts Award.
At Barncroft School we worked closely with cross curricular lead, Tracey Elliott who will share the outcomes for her pupils and show the amazing frames they decorated with master-gilder, Richard Walker. There will be a chance to find out about Artsmark from Lorraine Cheshire, Education Development Manager, Artswork. Richard will also introduce some hands-on activities where teachers can find out more about the process of gilding and gain an insight into what pupils experienced. Finally, I will be sharing some of the key findings and gains for schools and as a group we can discuss the art and design curriculum and how it can support a broad and balanced curriculum, including STEM.
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