The gallery offers skill development and discussion sessions to inspire and use artwork for cross curricular study and classroom practice. These sessions help you gain confidence in using an art gallery with your group and can be tailored to be specific to you.
Talks and Workshops
A session can last anything up to a whole day depending on your availability, and can be weekday, weekend or twilight. Sessions can be booked at your convenience, minimum groups numbers apply.
The gallery can offer sessions in drawing, painting, printing techniques, sculpture techniques, discussing contemporary and modern art and using an artwork to inspire cross curricular work. Alternatively we can provide Teacher Taster Time to explore the gallery and develop confidence in how to use it and what goes on behind the scenes.
Prices start from £60.
Catherine James, Education Assistant
T: 01922 654411
Artist Teachers Scheme
The Artist Teacher Scheme (ATS) is a professional development programme for art teachers and educators. The course is aimed at teachers of art, and teachers at primary level with a passion for the arts to explore contemporary issues in art and design with like-minded people. The long-term aim of the programme is to help you as an art teacher or educator reconnect with your practice and re-energise your teaching. This is facilitated by academic staff at the Birmingham City University School of Art, education specialists at The New Art Gallery Walsall, and invited guests who may be artists, teachers or curators.
The year long course runs in two parts. Part 1 is a week at the end of July with practical studio time, tours, discussions and lectures. Part 2 is a series of 8 individual Saturdays. Throughout the programme the ATS group support each other in the development of their ideas culminating in an exhibition of work in progress at The New Art Gallery Walsall at the end of the following July. Each course is developed to reflect the interests of the group and this learning experience has proved life-changing for many.
For more information about the programme please go to www.bcu.ac.uk/courses/artist-teacher-scheme or contact Carol.Wild@bcu.ac.uk directly.