Heart of Art – Learning though and with the visual arts

This course will explore the benefits of using the visual arts for cross-curricular teaching and learning. It is ideal for offering scope and breadth to schools exploring CfW 2022
  • Booking Code: HA01
  • Course Providers: Wendy Thomas
  • Course Dates: Please contact us for dates.
  • Course Time: 9:30am - 15:30pm
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: School Based

Heart of Art – Learning though and with the visual arts

1 day course

‘Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness.’ Anni Albers

What do you think pupils learn from the visual arts? Why are these outcomes important?

This course will explore the benefits of using the visual arts for cross-curricular teaching and learning.  It is ideal for offering scope and breadth to schools that are exploring the pedagogical approach outlined in CfW 2022.

By using the work of Welsh artists as a vehicle for inquiry based learning, your children will access and learn through, and from, the visual arts.

Course participants will:

  • Consider the educational purpose of using the visual arts for cross-curricular teaching and learning.
  • Identify the numerous opportunities for developing links across the Areas of Learning and Experience through the creation and appraisal of art.
  • Explore how key skills, such as questioning skills, communication skills, presentation skills and personal development skills, can be developed in children of all ages and abilities using the visual arts as a central stimulus.
  • Discuss selecting works of art for cross-curricular teaching and learning.
  • Look at ways to document and celebrate pupils’ success – sketchbooks, interactive displays and exhibitions.

Target Audience: Primary Teachers and School Leaders

Course providers
Wendy Thomas
Wendy has extensive experience as a teacher, school leader, advisor and inspector. She has worked both in the UK and overseas and prides herself on offering workable, practical solutions to schools facing challenges.
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