Teacher Support

To book a place on any of our events please email: edu@sculpture.uk.com or telephone 01980 862802

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Teacher workshop during Anthony Caro studio visit, June 2016 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Teacher workshop during Anthony Caro studio visit, June 2016 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

The Trust received a grant from the Ernest Cook Trust, from May 2015 to April 2016, to design and lead a programme of support for teachers and schools. We are indebted to their support as we are now able to offer new and exciting opportunities. These specialist events enable teachers to enjoy looking, thinking and speaking about modern and contemporary art, feeling inspired with new skills and ideas to share with their students and schools.

 

 

Please take a look at our full Programme of Events and Opportunities for Schools and Teachers 2018

Arts Curriculum Planning and Suppport event 2017    © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Arts Curriculum Planning and Suppport event 2017
© The Roche Court Educational Trust

Primary Arts Curriculum Creative Ideas Workshop

Thursday 24 May 2018
5pm – 7pm at the New Art Centre, Roche Court
Free with light refreshments
Booking essential, limited places

Creativity plays an important role in engaging children in learning, and the Arts can be woven throughout the curriculum. Bite sized art classes and cross-curricular links can engage children with fascinating narratives, prompt discussion and offer opportunities for them to express ideas and learn artistic skills. Join us for an after school workshop to explore, discuss and share ideas with other teachers and arts professionals from a range of local arts and heritage organisations.

Gramounce Slab and Hole with Skewered Cups © Kate Blee

Gramounce Slab and Hole with Skewered Cups © Kate Blee

Cloth, Paper and Clay
Artist led workshop with Kate Blee

Wednesday 13 June 2018
10am – 3.30pm
£25 per person including materials
For teachers and university students

Join artist Kate Blee for a tour of her solo exhibition, The Gathering, followed by a practical workshop. Kate is a passionate materialist and colourist. The work in cloth, paper and clay in this solo exhibition in the Artist’s House connects the practical physical acts of domestic living. The workshop will explore the possibilities of using air drying clay, cloth and found objects, and how these simple materials have a wealth of sculptural possibilities.

The day will encourage an enjoyment and confidence in looking, thinking and speaking about modern and contemporary art extended through exploration of materials and processes suitable for use in the classroom and in your own practice.

‘What is a Sketchbook?’ Teacher CPD Workshop, 2017 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

‘What is a Sketchbook?’ Teacher CPD Workshop, 2017 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

The Amazing Expandable Sketchbook
Teachers’ Open Evening and Presentation

Wednesday 20 June 2018
5pm -7pm at The New Art Centre, Roche Court
Free with light refreshments
Booking essential, limited places

The use of sketchbooks is the key to creating a thoroughly researched and innovatively developed body of work. Artists, designers, poets, musicians and scientists all use sketchbooks, notebooks and journals in some form as a space where thoughts and glimpses of ideas can be recorded, explored and experimented with. Join us to hear from three creative professionals about how they use their sketchbooks, and see a range of examples including sketchbooks from recent A Level and BA Art students that achieved top grades. There will also be a special tour of the Sculpture Park, Gallery and Artist’s House.

Bill Woodrow, 'Celloswarm' © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Bill Woodrow, ‘Celloswarm’ © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Teacher CPD Day: The Three C’s of Sculpture
Carving, Casting and Construction

Wednesday 27 June 2018
10am – 3pm at the New Art Centre, Roche Court
£25 per person, including materials
Booking essential, limited places

Join us for a practical workshop exploring sculptural methods adapted for school use, informed by first hand research of modern and contemporary sculpture here at the Sculpture Park.
Working in three dimensional and sculptural ways is often difficult to achieve at school. During this workshop we will look in depth at a selection of sculptures in the park and then experiment with a variety of methods and simple materials to develop pieces that use similar processes and methods in a way that can be replicated in the classroom.

 

 

Please note that booking is essential for all our events. Please contact Julieann Worrall Hood, Head of Education (Maternity Cover) by emailing edu@sculpture.uk.com or calling 01980 862802

 

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