Continued Professional Development

Monday 27 April 2015/ 19:30-21:00/ Level 1, BALTIC, Gateshead
£6 per person
An evening of performative exploration into the interconnected worlds of sound and the written word inspired by artist Tony Swain’s disruptive use of text in his BALTIC show. Using a mix of digital technology, improvisation and play, publishing house, UnStapled Press, The Occasion Festival and musician and artist, Shaun Blezard will explore the transition of text into sound and how to translate it back again.

FREE teacher CPD focusing on sound and text in art, delivered by Shaun Blezard and Unstapled Press, is connected to this event and will run 16:30-18:30. For bookings please contact


Are You Asking The Right Questions?
How to become a confident communicator in Contemporary Art

May and June 2015/ BALTIC, Gateshead
Working with colleagues from BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Arts and Education Consultant Susan Coles, Are You Asking The Right Questions? explores questioning and enquiry within contemporary art.
Contemporary art address a whole world of subjects and can provide personal and social responses to political, ethical and global themes. Using these colourful and rich stimuli, these sessions have  enquiry at the heart of them and will explore many different ways our wonders and thoughts can lead to deep, thoughtful questioning.
Each session includes practical activities within BALTIC’s learning spaces, galleries and gives all participants the opportunity to discuss, debate and learn from peers. Exploring how questioning and enquiry can improve and develop communication, there will be lots of ideas to take back and develop in your setting, encouraging teacher/pupil collaboration and a greater understanding of art conversations and visual literacy. All sessions will support social, moral, spiritual and cultural development and make contemporary art accessible to all, supporting you in creating an inclusive curriculum model for children of all abilities.

Sessions are for Primary, Secondary and SEND Teachers and will take place at BALTIC on the following dates:

Tuesday 5 May, Primary Teacher CPD, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Tuesday 9 June, Secondary Teacher CPD, 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Tuesday 16 June, Primary and Secondary Teacher CPD, 4.00pm – 6.00pm

To book your place or for further information, please contact Leanne Alldred, Learning and Engagement Assistant on


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