Educator Professional Learning Workshop | AGWA Gently with Lilly Blue

Educator Professional Learning Workshop | AGWA Gently with Lilly Blue

AGWA Gently: An Early Childhood Professional Learning Workshop. 

Join Artist Educator and AGWA Learning and Creativity Research Manager Lilly Blue for a day of experimental practice and poetic pedagogies exploring the multisensory processes of AGWA Gently, a creative play project for young children.

Learn practical skills to bring arts language, elements and principles, and open-ended creative play activities into your classrooms. Educators will develop a toolkit of strategies for facilitating open-ended creative learning experiences in Early Childhood Education and Care settings. The activities are grouped loosely into themes offering gentle explorations into the elements and principles of art and design.

AGWA Gently offers simple poetic prompts as invitations to carve pockets of time to slow down and tune in to sounds, textures, colours, shadows, collections of found objects, and tiny trails.

This is a hands-on workshop. It includes lunch and all materials and equipment.

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Lilly Blue
Lilly Blue Artist Educator & AGWA Learning and Creativity Research Manager.


About the artist

Lilly Blue is an interdisciplinary artist and educator with a background in poetic pedagogical practice, studio research and community engagement. She currently works as Manager of Learning and Creativity Research at the Art Gallery of Western Australia collaborating on projects that amplify the experience of children as critical and valuable in developing culture for multigenerational public audiences.

As Teaching Artist and Creativity Consultant for Sydney Opera House she was instrumental in the development of the Creative Leadership in Learning Program and The Creativity Framework. She is co-Creative Director of contemporary arts publication BIG Kids Magazine, and has worked internationally delivering arts residencies, professional development, creative commissions and exhibitions as well as co-creating projects with young audiences drawn from a rigorous personal practice. Lilly has been developing methodologies with children driven by studio practice, for schools, galleries and community settings for over thirty years.

Her personal philosophy has been to provoke meaningful encounters, harness embodied knowledges, and grow compassionate, empowered and courageous future leaders through creative practice and connection with art and artists. She exhibits her work regularly and has been commissioned by Sydney Opera House, Belvoir Theatre Company, Manly Art Gallery, SCAF, co-works and myriad private investors.