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Connecting Arts with School Curriculum – Gold Coast

19 Aug @ 10:00 am - 20 Aug @ 1:00 pm

casc 2016 - connecting art with school curriculum

Artists and teachers are invited to join us for Flying Arts’ innovative Connecting Arts with School Curriculum (CASC) seminar on the Gold Coast. Both educators and artists will come away with new skills and ideas and be equipped to confidently plan and deliver lessons combining arts practice with non-arts curriculum areas. Learn the principles and practice of collaboration for arts-rich classroom experiences.

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Time: 19 August 10:00am – 4:00pm, 20 August 10:00am – 1:00pm
 Gold Coast City Gallery
Cost: Free – All materials will be provided

This opportunity is presented as part of our Programs for Educators and Programs for Artists

 Key Learning Objectives

– Discover how the visual arts can be a valuable and effective means to connect with other areas of education.
– Learn how to work collaboratively to address curriculum requirements to improve student learning outcomes

 Please bring

– Notebook & pen
– References images of your artwork
– Example lesson plans to work on
– Lunch

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Get up to speed with the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts, investigate recent case studies of successful artist/teacher collaborations and take away practical ideas for the classroom on topics currently being taught in all year levels.

Establish connections with artists and arts educators in your region, strengthen community ties, and forge long-lasting collaborative relationships that can help inform your teaching and/or practice. This session is most relevant to primary and middle-school teachers, but high-school teachers will may also benefit from attending.


Day 1: 19 August 10:00am – 4:00pm

This workshop will give an overview of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts. It will use case studies on collaboration in the classroom and research findings to explore classroom collaboration in practice and examine challenges and solutions. It will also give artists and teachers an opportunity to network.

Day 2: 20 August 10:00am – 1:00pm

Put theory into practice in this half-day workshop designed to refresh your collaborative skills. This visual arts practice workshop uses plant fibres, seedpods, vines and everyday recycled materials to explore contemporary ideas about sculpture. Using the world of insects and critters for inspiration, along with a good measure of imagination, participants will play with materials and explore their capabilities to make random weave sculptural forms.

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About the Facilitator

Therese Flynn-Clarke DESATTherese Flynn-Clarke works using a number of mediums including basketry, sculptural fibre art, eco-dyeing, ceramics and mixed media, which all reflect her deep connection to the natural world from where her inspiration is drawn. She is a prolific and committed artist as well as a tutor and teacher, and a respected member of many community arts groups and events.

Facilitator is current at time of publishing. Facilitator is subject to change in cases of unforeseeable circumstances.

These workshops are presented as part of our Connecting Arts with School Curriculum programView our full Connecting Arts with School Curriculum program


19 Aug @ 10:00 am
20 Aug @ 1:00 pm
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Gold Coast City Gallery
135 Bundall Road
Gold Coast, Queensland 4078 Australia
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(07) 5588 4078