Download the PDF here: RSNO Engage – Young people
Highland teachers are invited to attend the session arranged for Wednesday 8th October, at the Dingwall Education Centre. Anyone interested in coming along to the training can book via Highland CPD. This is an excellent opportunity to support the GTCS Professional Review process and expand professional learning plans.
Vertical aerial image taken near Dingwall, 17/05/1975 © Scran
Scran sessions aim to show teachers how to tap into a vast visual resource, become familiar with the functions of the website, www.scran.ac.uk for research & investigation – as well as considering new applications for classroom activity.
Staff can find out how to acquire imagery & information to illuminate teaching & learning practice. All 390,000 records on Scran are rights cleared for educational use and the content can be used across the curriculum. The session consists of a presentation followed by an enjoyable series of online tasks exploring the potential of Scran.
Scran is listed on the GTCS register of approved CPD providers and on Education Scotland’s PLFind.
Why not have a look at some Scran case studies? Link – http://www.scran.ac.uk/learning/schools/cfe/casestudies/index.php
GENERATION is a major, nation-wide exhibition project showcasing some of the best and most significant contemporary art to have emerged from Scotland in the last 25 years. Many venues involved in GENERATION offer opportunities for educators including one off tours, workshops, CPD and longer term projects. You can use the venue pages on the GENERATION website to find the contact details of galleries near you.
If you are looking for more information about using contemporary art in the classroom, the new website feature ‘GENERATION 12/25 – Educators’ may help. It explores the potential for using examples of contemporary art when working with young people, and highlights a range of digital resources on offer.
We are really interested to hear from you if you have contemporary art resources that you’d like to share.
You can contact us on Twitter @genartscot
GENERATION, Public Engagement Co-ordinator
Life Drawing Inspired by Titian
Saturday 6 September 2014, 10am-4.30pm. FREE. Limited places. Clore Education Centre, Scottish National Gallery.
Inspired by Titian’s dynamic figure poses and loose handling of paint, this course will look at approaches to drawing the figure in an energetic and expressive way. Drawing materials will be combined in layers to achieve some of the effects that Titian sought and that Degas emulated in his own pastel paintings. Charcoal, ink and chalk pastels will be used on a variety of surfaces. Led by artist Damian Callan.
GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland
Friday 26 September 2014, 1.30–4.30pm & Saturday 27 September 2014, 10am-4.30pm. FREE. Limited places. Clore Education Centre, Scottish National Gallery.
This short intensive CPD course for Teachers will begin with an examination and discussion of the GENERATION exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery – exploring ideas, materials and processes.
Thereafter, we will work in the Clore studio from our own creative ideas and those inspired by the exhibition. A variety of conventional and unconventional materials will be available to engage and experiment with, helping us to consider how choice of media, technique and form communicate meaning.
Whilst the main focus of the workshop is to allow participants personal creative exploration time, we will discuss how the ideas and materials introduced in the workshop could be used successfully in the classroom. Led by artist Audrey Grant.
To book a place of any of these sessions, please contact Sarah Mackinnon, Education Bookings Coordinator on 0131 624 6410 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further CPD sessions to be announced shortly.
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The Special Collections Centre is home to the University’s historic collections of books, manuscripts, archives and photographs.
For the third year running the Special Collections Centre is running a Flash Fiction Competition for Book Week Scotland. Get inspired by four fabulous images from the rare books and archives collections and send in your 500-word short story. Prizes to be won for both children and adult categories! For more details, visit the Flash Fiction 2014 tab on the Book Week Scotland page.
We can provide exciting and stimulating Continuing Professional Development (CPD) sessions for whole schools, departments, art forums and cluster groups.
These sessions cover a range of topics, such as:
•how art can support and extend the Curriculum for Excellence
•increasing teachers’ confidence in using object-based learning in the Galleries and the classroom
•developing teachers’ skills in looking at art
•using works of art in the classroom creatively
•practical experience in different art techniques
Above sessions can be booked for a half day or full day. We also offer specialist hands-on workshops for Secondary Art Teachers and Primary Art Specialists.
Free place available for both September events. Email email@example.com to book your place!
The Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2015 is now open for entries.
With fun, inspiring themes for nursery, lower and upper primary, secondary and special education schools we hope you enjoy looking at, talking about and finally making your own art. You can download each of the categories separately. All winning artworks will be framed and exhibited at the Scottish National Gallery with a selection featured in a colourful calendar posted to every school in Scotland.
Full details can be found at www.nationalgalleries.org/schoolartcompetition. The closing date is Friday 1 May 2015.
Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh, is hosting a Teachers Open Evening on Wednesday 3rd Sept from 4.30-6pm for all teachers with an interest in film literacy and in using film to support the curriculum.
Showcasing upcoming schools screenings, including French, Spanish and Take One Action Film Festivals, the event will also include details of film education programme Understanding Cinema. Jo Spence, Programme Coordinator from Into Film will also attend to discuss Into Film activity across Scotland. Refreshments will be provided and those attending are welcome to see Two Days, One Night at the 6pm show.
All teachers are welcome, although places are limited. To book a place or for more information please contact Learning Events Manager Nicola Kettlewood on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 228 6382.
|September and October screenings:
Frozen Sing-A-Long, Take One Action, and Africa in Motion
I wanted to let you know about schools screenings we’ve added for the new term.
For nurseries, we’re putting on Frozen Sing-A-Long. We’re finding little ones are pretty keen on this event! We’ve also linked to some learning resources to go with Frozen suitable for pre-school ages – see listing for more details.
Primary classes will be interested in two screenings we’re putting on as part of Africa in Motion. Khumba for lower secondary is a great tale about a half-striped zebra overcoming discrimination, whilst Felix, about a disadvantaged child in South Africa who wants to be a saxophonist, will appeal to upper primary and lower secondary. Free for Glasgow City Council schools with learning resources available.
For secondary classes, we are taking part in this year’s Take One Action Film Festival with screenings focusing on human rights in different parts of the world. The Revolutionary Optimists explores the lives of children living in poverty-striken areas of India, whilst Inequality for All follows an inspiring activist taking on social deprivation in the USA. Our Africa in Motion events for upper secondary are Ivory Coast-set French language animation Aya of Yop City and South African surfing morality tale, Otelo Burning. These films are all free for Glasgow City Council schools and there are links to various learning resources on the listing.
Glasgow Youth Film Festival continues its new monthly nights for older children who might be considering a career in the media industries. On Thursday 11th September, we’ll welcome executive producers from BBC Scotland to give a masterclass on working in children’s TV and multiplatform content. Young people aged 15-21 can get discounted tickets for these events by signing up to GFT’s Youth Card. Please encourage any pupils interested in media to come along!
We hope to see you soon at one of our events!
Programme Coordinator: Children and Young People, Glasgow Film Theatre
07735 273 245