Professional Learning | Drawing Breath for Primary Educators

Professional Learning | Drawing Breath for Primary Educators

Are you an early learning or primary school educator wondering how you can assist your students with making, reflecting, responding, analysing and interpreting works of art?

Join Head of Learning and Creativity Research, Lilly Blue in a participatory workshop exploring contemplative creative practices, art games and Aesthetic Learning methodologies.

The quieter and more still we become, the more we are able to sense, feel and truly see a work of art.

Participants will:
• Learn simple and fun creative drawing games to heighten presence and attention
• Practice mindfulness activities connected to the elements and principles of art
• Explore strategies for transforming the classroom into a contemplative studio space
• Gain experience in facilitating open-ended, inclusive and participatory conversations
• Practice non-linear, playful and poetic forms of enquiry
• Engage with the thinking of educator and philosopher Maxine Greene and her theory of Wide-awakeness

Suitable for Primary School Educators, as well as anyone working in arts learning with young people.

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About Lilly Blue

Lilly Blue is an interdisciplinary artist and learning specialist with a background in pedagogical practice, studio research and community engagement. She currently works as Head 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 with 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 Creative Director of contemporary arts publication BIG Kids Magazine, and has worked internationally delivering arts residencies, professional learning, creative commissions and exhibitions as well as co-creating bespoke projects with young audiences drawn from a rigorous personal practice.

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