Event Details

Art Appreciation and Visual Literacy for Secondary Art Teachers

This workshop will include:

Modelling a variety of pedagogical approaches to art appreciation for secondary school audiences, (12 – 17 years) including employing a variety of strategies and learning models to develop confidence and transferable skills in visual literacy. This course content is directly applicable to the Visual Arts and English syllabus. This course will also be of value to teachers of any discipline which requires a level of visual literacy to engage in the content.

By attending this PD session participants will learn how to:

  • Develop and deliver art appreciation activities based on a sound understanding of a range of pedagogic practices suitable for their student cohort that recognizes and respond to a variety of learning styles in order to make learning accessible, relevant and engaging.
  • Engage with the agencies of the art world in relationship to the following focus artists: Tracey Moffatt, Cigdem Aydemir and Mark Shorter.
  • Identify and read the visual syntax of images: symbolic, representational and abstract.
  • Lead art appreciation sessions that amplify the benefits of this collective development of vocabulary and meaning by positioning visual literacy activities as a social practice.
  • Manage and encourage critical and reasoned responses as well as affective and imaginative responses, encourage students to confidently test ideas and express and share opinions in a group context.

Syllabus Focus:

  • Visual literacy – deconstructing contemporary art
  • Reading images for cross cultural dialogue/resonance
  • Structural, postmodern and cultural frames
  • Application of the Conceptual framework

Duration: 2 PD Hours

Time: Registration 3.30pm Workshop 4pm – 6pm

Cost: $110 (including GST)

Enquiries: Email carolyn.mcdonnell@westernsydney.edu.au | Call 02 4736 0381

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