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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
FREE

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
FREE

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.

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

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
FREE

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
FREE

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.

Sketchbook Circle Weekend
28 October 18.30-20.30 and 29 October 10.00-16.00
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead / £100

Join BALTIC and members of the North East Art Teacher Educator Network for a weekend of ideas, inspiration and creativity.Starting with an evening of making, snacking and chatter on Friday 28 October, we’ll share stories, reflect, refresh and be creative.

Saturday 29 October will follow in the Sketchbook Circle tradition of Artist Teachers running quality inset for other Artist Teachers. With a choice of hands-on workshops, sessions will share best practice, explore ideas relevant to creative practice in the classroom, refresh new or forgotten techniques and reinvigorate your own personal arts practice.

This opportunity is open to all, Sketchbook Circle members and non-members. To book a place contact vickys@balticmill.com. You will receive more details about travel and accommodation upon booking and workshop booking details in due course.

*Price inclusive of refreshments, light evening meal on Friday and buffet lunch on Saturday. To book for a single day; £40 Friday £60 Saturday. NSEAD members receive 10% discount on production of a valid membership number on booking.

Drawing and Painting with Film
Saturday 21 January 2017 / 10.00-15.30
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

£50 (including light refreshments, not including lunch)

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 in a digital age.

As a part of the session, basic post-production and editing on platforms such as Adobe Premiere Pro and iMovie will be provided, so that each participant can realise their ideas through film and culminate the session in a finished product.

With a focus on informing and equipping teachers with knowledge and practical training in a variety of digital equipment used in image and sound making, this session will also offer the opportunity to discuss and recommend areas in which digital technology can be utilised as an aid to students' learning through a hands-on approach.

Participants are invited and encouraged to bring along their own digital technology for use within this session; hands-on training will be offered on all types of cameras or recording devices. Canon DSLR cameras will be provided for those wishing to further their skills on new equipment.

Process as Art
Saturday 11 February 2017 / 10.00-15.30
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

£50 (including light refreshments, not including lunch)

Artist and educator Bex Harvey will lead this session, providing an alternative approach to still and moving image-making; documenting the creative process and how this can constitute an artform.

Throughout contemporary art, there many artists who cite their creative process as being a fundamental part of their artwork. Through a series of creative practical tasks, participants will be offered hands-on training in a variety of digital image and sound capturing equipment, responding to the themes of ‘Process & Making in Art’.

With new media and technology at the forefront of new pedagogies and the enhancement of deeper learning, this session will reference defining texts, and use their concepts as a springboard to engage participants in a variety of practical film production tasks.

Participants are invited and encouraged to bring along their own digital technology for use within this session, as hands-on training will be offered on all types of cameras or recording devices. Canon DSLR cameras will be provided for those wishing to further their skills on new equipment.

As a part of the session, basic post-production and editing training will be provided, so that each participant can realise their ideas through film and culminate the session in a working, or finished product.

Beyond the Smartphone
Saturday 11 March 2017 / 10.00-12.30
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

£30 (including light refreshments)

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 participants with methods to support students in taking those learning experiences further into mini film projects.

With new media and technology at the forefront of new pedagogies and paramount in the enhancement of deeper learning, this session will look to access some of the facilities that all students have available to them at the touch of a button and how these can facilitate creative play in a dynamic and exciting way.

Participants are invited and encouraged to bring along their own digital technology for use within the session, as hands-on training will be offered on all types of mobile phones or recording devices. Also as a part of the session, basic post-production and editing training on a variety of smartphone editing applications will be provided, so that each participant can realise their ideas through film and culminate the session in a finished product.