Continued Professional Development

BALTIC offers a series of high quality Continuing Professional Development workshops and seminars for teachers and other learning professionals. Our events are suitable for those working in primary, secondary and post-16 settings.

To book places or for further information on any of these events, please contact Vicky Sturrs, Schools and Colleges Programmer on vickys@balticmill.com.

EYFS Cluster
Wednesday 8 June / 16.00-17.30
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Join like-minded colleagues and Julie Mancini of educationGateshead at BALTIC to chat about developments, challenges and news relevant to EYFS as well as an artist-led session exploring questioning, how to talk about art and ways to encourage and engage your early years children as contemporary artists.

EYFS A Year of Schema
Tuesday 14 June / 10.00-15.30
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Contact educationgateshead@gateshead.gov.uk for pricing and booking.

For Early Years Foundation Stage Practitioners, this workshop, run in partnership between Education Gateshead’s Early Years Consultant, Julie Mancini and BALTIC artist, Louise Bradley, will enable participants to explore experiences linked to contemporary artists and use their practice as part of a focus for linking children’s schema to the curriculum.

Come Draw with Me
Wednesday 29 June / 18.30-20.30
BALTIC Kitchen

Join BALTIC for an evening of social drawing, snacking and chatter. Come Draw with Me is an evening of fun, informal drawing, sketching and mark-making opportunities for teachers to enjoy whilst catching up with peers, sharing stories and enjoying a bite or two. This event offers a midweek space to reflect and refresh whilst being creative. Bacon and sausage sandwiches with veggie alternative and potato wedges served.

Thursday 30 June / 17.00-19.00
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Join like-minded colleagues working in secondary education to chat about developments, challenges, news and opportunities relevant to Art, Craft, Design and culture. This session will focus have a special focus on wellbeing and look to offer thoughts and space on making time for mindfulness in such a hectic climate. Fresh fruit skewers, vegetable crudités and juice served.

Space to Play
Artist Teacher Summer School
Monday 22 August – Thursday 25 August / 10.00-16.30
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
£200 (inclusive of light refreshments and materials, not including lunch)

Led by BALTIC artist, Sally Madge alongside staff from BALTIC and Northumbria University you will have the opportunity to consider, share, make and reflect within a supportive, creative and inspiring environment.

Inspired by BALTIC’s upcoming exhibition The Playground Project (15 July – 30 October 2016), this year’s Summer School will explore play; as an adult and as a child, the developmental, cultural and social importance of, and right to play alongside making space to be playful.

Including creative challenges, opportunities to explore BALTIC 39, practicing artists’ studio spaces and BALTIC's extensive library and archive, this course will offer encouragement, mentoring and reflective moments as well as the chance to work in-depth on your own pieces, receiving critique and feedback from artists, tutors and peers throughout.

The Summer School is suitable for teachers, artist educators, teaching assistants, facilitators and those with an interest in art and education. It forms an essential part of the MA Contemporary Arts and Education and is a great taster for those thinking about undertaking one of the MA's offered by BALTIC and Northumbria University.

Artist Teacher Presentations
Friday 26 August / 10.00-12.30
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Presentations by current Year 2 students on the MA Fine Art and Education will explore ways Artist Teachers have used art education in manstream and alternative provisions. This year, presentations have particular relevance for FE settings and SEND approaches. This session is free to attend and offers a great opportunity to explore art education practices in a presentation and question and answer format.

Big Draw CPD for Teachers
Friday 16 September / 17.00-19.30
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

This session will include examples of activities that can be used in the classroom and a variety of very practical drawing tasks, all accompanied by BALTIC refreshments in a fun and informal evening.

Planning a Big Draw can have many advantages to a school community, particularly those looking to embed social, moral, spiritual and cultural education into their curriculum. This year, 2016 celebrates The Steam Powered Big Draw Festival, bringing together Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. STEAM fuses creative innovation, enterprise, digital technologies and the arts and this session will explore this possibility and further discuss the cross curricular opportunities of drawing and the role of drawing as a vehicle to communicate, record, express and take action.