This is a lively program for upper secondary and VCE Art / Studio Art teachers who are looking for fresh, engaging strategies and methods to assist their students exploring, interpreting, analyzing, responding and writing about contemporary art. The PD will provide teachers with a creative toolkit to use and adapt into their classroom learning, curriculum development and student exam revision.
Using the rich, sensory, critical and creative opportunities stimulated by ACCA’s contemporary exhibitions, the Program will combine enlightening lectures with stimulating exploring and writing workshops.
Facilitated by the VCAA Visual Arts Curriculum Manager Kathy Hendy-Ekers and ACCA’s Schools Education Manager, Helen Berkemeier the workshops will provide teachers with engaging approaches to explore and analyse contemporary art, focusing on Units 1 – 4 Art and Studio Art outcomes, including materials and techniques, exhibition installation, ideas and meaning and aesthetic qualities.
Communications, PR, The Good Copy Editorial Director and writer extraordinaire Penny Modra will share examples of unique ways that she connects to artworks and how she goes about shaping that into a text. Helen Hughes, respected young arts writer, Art History PhD candidate and co-editor of the fresh Melbourne-based contemporary art journal Discipline will also share her approach towards exploring and analysing contemporary art.