Gray’s CPD Short Course Developing everyday Art and Design Skills for Primary Teachers P1 –P3 Tutor: Anne Marquiss Creativity and problem solving are natural traits which can be nurtured in all children, enhancing their ways of thinking, learning and working in all subject areas of the curriculum. This workshop explores how class teachers can incorporate the basic language and techniques of Art and Design in their everyday teaching to enrich the syllabus and their pupils’ learning experience. A range of activities that can be delivered throughout the primary stages, will be explored. The Visual Elements, ie: line, tone, colour, pattern, texture, shape and form will be explained, with practical skills sessions, experimenting with the basic art materials and tools that are available in school. Course structure: 10.00-10.30 Introduction and explanations of how Art and Design articulates with and supports the Curriculum for Excellence 10.30-12.30 Practical session exploring the Visual Elements, the vocabulary of Art and Design and how they can be applied to everyday activities in class, the importance of contextual references 1.00-2.30 Practical session on basic drawing and measuring techniques, simple block printing, excellent technique useful for enterprise projects 2.30-3.00 Discussions on how to apply different techniques to enhance class projects and instill the benefits of creativity in all pupils’ work Please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day.