ART MATTERS: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
The National Art School offers professional development workshops for Visual Arts teachers informed by different studio disciplines and techniques, as well as upcoming exhibitions at the NAS Gallery. These events enable teachers to be guided through the collection with artists and gallery curators whilst working with artists, NAS alumni and staff to learn practical artmaking skills to take back into the classroom.
Completing The National Art School Art Matters Professional Development Workshops will contribute 6 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 4.1.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
DOBELL REGIONAL TEACHERS’ WORKSHOPS
A Visual Arts project for teachers in regional NSW funded by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation.
The 2018 Dobell Regional Teachers’ Workshop offers up to 15 places for Visual Arts teachers to engage in a two-day drawing workshop. This is a unique opportunity to work with a practicing artist from the National Art School, Sydney.
The workshops will function on a yearly rotating regional system whereby a different NSW area is targeted each year with classes held at a central location.
Participating Visual Art teachers will engage in five hours a day of intensive professional development in the area of Drawing within the studio-based tradition of the National Art School. Through the Drawing Workshop, a practicing artist from the National Art School will encourage workshop participants to share ideas and debate issues with peers while exploring the technical and conceptual directions of their work.
In 2018 workshops were held in Maitland in May and will be held at the CORRIDOR project Cowra from Saturday, 17–Sunday, 18 November.