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.

Sketchbook Circle CPD
Friday 30 October / 10.00 - 16.00
Level 2 / BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
A special subsidised rate of £50 + VAT including lunch or £30 + VAT for NSEAD members

This full day session forms part of the Sketchbook Circle project; a national collaboration of artist educators sharing their sketchbooks and artistic process with previously unknown colleagues to inspire, provoke response and co-respond creatively.

Following in the Sketchbook Circle tradition of Artist Teachers running quality inset for other Artist Teachers, you will be offered a choice of workshops throughout the day which explore mark making and drawing in contemporary ways, all of which can be used back in the classroom to innovate and create.

This CPD session will be followed by the Private View for BALTIC’s Sketchbook Circle exhibition in the Level 2 Quay Gallery at 17.00-19.00. Please join us for a glass of wine and some light refreshments.

This session, and the Sketchbook Circle exhibition at BALTIC, is funded by Campaign for Drawing. For more information about Campaign for Drawing visit http://www.campaignfordrawing.org/ .

Supporting Digital Technology Development within an Educational Setting CPD
Saturday 21 November 2015 / 10.00 - 15.00
Level 3 Meeting Room / BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
£50 + VAT including light refreshments and all materials. Not including lunch.

This session focuses on informing and equipping teachers with knowledge and practical training on a variety of digital equipment used in image and sound making.

Working with artist and educator Bex Harvey, we will discuss and recommend areas in which digital technology can be utilised as an aid to students' learning through a hands-on approach.

E-portfolio event
Thursday 12 November / 16.30 - 18.30
Launchpad Level 2/ BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

This free opportunity for you and your students to join BALTIC Artist, Lesley-Anne Rose offers a practical workshop to further understand and respond to new university emphasis on digital portfolio. This session will support you in understanding the best platforms for your students to use, what to consider when selecting work and what kind of pieces work best on screen.

Lesley will specifically be focusing on simple book creating apps, offering the chance to bring images, sound, text and video clips together to produce a custom-made digital book that explores process and product offering a tangible way for teachers and students to re-form and re-explore the physical showing a creative transition between the real and the digital.

This is a student and teacher event and offered to groups of up to 4 pupils aged 13-18 with up to 2 accompanying teachers.

Come Draw with Me
Wednesday 9 December 2015 / 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 and 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.

Soup and rolls, alongside festive mince pies will be served.

Wellbeing for the Artist Teacher Educator
Saturday 16 January 2016/ 10:00-15:00 Course fee: £50
Lunch not included

• How do you achieve work/life balance when you are an educator?
• What technologies can help the art, craft and design educator?
• Can you do a digital-detox?
• How can you de-clutter your physical space; your headspace; your cyber space?
• How do we deal with difficult people and difficult situations in the workplace?
• Can networking make a difference?
• How can you get back into being an artist teacher?
Teachers are getting burnt out. Constant external pressures take the focus away from teaching. This session will give you the space to think and reflect as well as the opportunity to discuss, debate, explore and develop strategies to help balance your life and contribute to your own creative well being.

Digital Media as an Alternative to Traditional Media CPD
Saturday 23 January 2015 / 10.00 - 15.00
Launchpad Level 2 / BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
£50 + VAT including light refreshments and all materials. Not including lunch.

This workshop takes traditional methods of art-making and shows examples as to how these can be translated into the digital age.

Using techniques such as 'painting' and 'drawing' with film, this practical session led by artist and educator, Bex Harvey, provides an alternative, new media approach to image and mark-making.

Sharing Experiences Beyond the Smart Phone CPD
Tuesday 2 February 2016 / 16.30 - 18.30
Launchpad Level 2/ BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art ** **£30 + VAT including light refreshments and all materials.

Students everywhere have the power of a portable recording device in the palm of their hand and often use it to record school events, trips or during the learning process.

This workshop equips staff with methods on how to support students in taking those learning experiences further into film projects.