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Seeing Art, Doing Art: using Visual Arts in Teaching
Wed 9 December 2015, 13:00 – 15:00 GMT
Wendy Couchman (London South Bank University) will be delivering a multi-location workshop starting in the Herbert Art Gallery, followed by an interactive workshop in the Disruptive Media Learning Lab's Teaching Room.
Please meet at the entrance of Gallery 1 at the Herbert Art Gallery.
The session will include ‘Seeing Art’ and will be a visit to the Herbert Art Gallery for the gallery's December show ‘War Games’ to stimulate discussion in a generic group. The second part of the event will be ‘Doing Art’ (hosted in the DMLL) with examples of making art in the ‘classroom’ including a group mural, following by discussion exploring the following,
Questions explored in the workshop will include:
- What works when using visual arts in teaching with examples from practice
- How visual arts work with reference to the literature
- Why visual arts work with reference to theoretical frameworks
- The challenges of using visual arts in teaching, often outside of the teacher’s personal safety zone, will also be explored.
About Wendy Couchman
Wendy Couchman is Emeritus Professor of Social Work in the School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University. Her research interests and publications are in social work teaching and the arts, and art as research method, drawing on academic and professional backgrounds in social work and health services as well as a more recent education in fine art.
Image: Cats Painting - Fractal Mosaic, v.2, qthomasbower CC BY-SA 2.0