This training programme is for adults. If you are a parent, youth leader, social or health worker, teacher, child care worker or artist who wants to learn more about how to nurture, foster and develop your own creative potential, this training programme is for you.
Venue: Art to Heart Studio, Rockforest, The Burren, Co. Clare
Dates: September 3rd to 7th. Time: 10.00 to 4.00pm
Fee – €500, Concessions €350 (part-time workers, unemployed, students). Booking fee €50 (non-refundable after August 3rd). Fee covers training and art material.
Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org T. 085 1532220
Human freedom never has as much meaning and value as when it allows the creative power of the child to come into action. All children are endowed with a creative power, which includes an astonishing variety of potentialities. This power is necessary for the child to build up her/his own existence.(Ramses Wissa Wassef, founder of the Wassef Art School, village of Harrania, Egypt)
This course is an introduction to working with children and adults through the arts and it is based on the belief that, when given the right environment, children instinctively know how to create while most adults need to re-learn how to do it.
Observing children as they engage in art activities we notice how open they are to receive what comes to them in a playful way without questioning it through the mind. In the same way, during this course the adult is asked to learn ‘to let go’. It is not about being able to ‘do art’, it is about opening up, having a go at things and being flexible.
The different themes are explored mainly through drawing, painting, clay modeling, weaving and metalwork. Where appropriate, links are made with other art forms such as music, literature, poetry, drama or movement. During the workshops each person will have the opportunity to use her/his favorite art form and to personally expand on what has been done together. For example, if the group has been working on the theme of Natural Elements, the participants may continue to explore that theme by choosing to write a poem, play a piece of music or dance, etc.
The training will also incorporate short lectures and demonstrations aimed at illustrating how specific themes can be used in a particular context and will allow for debate and exchange about individual working experiences.
No artistic experience is necessary to attend the programme. At the end of the course an in-house accreditation certificate will be awarded to participants.
The training course has been developed and will be led by Jole Bortoli,Art to Heart’s Direcror. Jole has extensive experience in working with people through the arts. She has designed workshops for adults that are specifically designed at developing their confidence when working creatively with children or adults. She focuses first on allowing each adult to be creative, individually and with others.
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The Ark, Eustace St., Temple Bar, Dublin
13 to 17 August
Info and Booking http://ark.ie/events/view/teachers-course-a-visual-arts-approach
This is a five-day Department of Education and Skills and EPV-approved summer course for teachers.
Due to popular demand the Ark will present this course the fifth year in a row.
Facilitated by Jole Bortoli this hands-on course will focus on exploring the Visual Art Primary School Curriculum with links to narrative, literacy and other subjects. A strong emphasis will be on building skills and confidence through both individual and group work. School self-evaluation exercises will be incorporated as an integral part of the course.
This course will appeal to teachers of all levels of experience.