‘Teaching through the Visual Arts using Creative Reuse’

All this sunshine is a reminder that summer is just around the corner. Only a few more weeks left of school and planning what to do during the holidays is top of everyone’s list. If you are a Primary School teacher don’t forget that our accredited CPD courses are running the first two weeks in July. Unfortunately the first week is now fully booked but there are a few places remaining in the second, from the 9th-13th July.

‘Teaching through the Visual Arts using Creative Reuse’ will involve an array of fun, hands-on activities that can be used within the classroom. Weaving with Hessian sacks and large-scale printing are just two of the processes that will be explored. The aim is to enhance creativity and foster invention by demonstrating the possibilities of integrating the visual arts strands – drawing, paint & colour, print, fabric & fibre and construction into the Primary Curriculum, allowing participants to rediscover the possibilities of creative teaching using materials normally discarded.

Creating a character for a classroom Story Sack, CPD July 2017

The Course will be broken down as follows:

Day 1 will explore the unusual ways to approach drawing and mark-making using ReCreate’s materials. Examples of how some contemporary artists express themselves using these techniques will also be discussed.

Day 2 will approach print. Participants will use a variety of materials, large and small scale, to use within their classroom that demonstrate simple yet highly effective ways to incorporate this strand

Day 3 will examine a range of themes within the process of construction and how it can be integrated into other subjects such as science and maths

Day 4 see an array of activities created with fabric and fibre. Using wool, fabric swatches, tubing and hessian, participants will make pieces to enhance their classroom and revisit with their students

Day 5 uses a mix of techniques and process explored during the week to begin a story sack for the classroom. Characters, backdrops, games and props can be made to go into the bag or box to enhance learning outcomes, engagement and understanding of the story or topic the story sack is based on.

For more information on booking you place on this creative CPD please contact Fiona at fharrington@recreate.ie

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