Strategies for teaching colour theory and mixing
This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of colour theory that you can implement in your classrooms. Designed to keep your students engaged, the content is a mixture of theory, experiments and practical activities to turn abstract colour ideas into concrete understandings that they will use in creating their own artworks.
Learn strategies to teach the differences between additive and subtractive colour mixing, primary, secondary and tertiary colours, and explain the differences between hues, tints, tones and shades. There will also be a focus on various methods of mixing colours, and approaches to teach students to use colour strategies that explore complimentary colours, warms and cools, and practices to use colour to structure and control their compositions.
Included, as part of the seminar, will be many examples of artworks to reinforce links between colour theories, art history and visual analysis, and numerous classroom activities that you can incorporate into your curriculum across various levels.
This valuable seminar will help you create the kind of colour education that you’ll wish you had experienced in school.
Create a comprehensive figurative sculpture program in your classroom on a budget. During the workshop you will create and document your own sculpture that can later serve as a classroom resource. This package also provides you with relevant and engaging classroom content, references and games that will link the practical activity to traditional and contemporary art theory. There is a focus on how to use inexpensive materials and methods to create accomplished and meaningful sculptures, as well as ways these could be customised to suit your requirements. This program aims to use the creation of a figurative sculpture to inform students understanding, appreciation and analysis of figurative sculpture.
Encourage your students to explore ‘What if?’
In a time when creativity is valued, but rarely prioritized, learn how to incorporate creative thinking across your curriculum. This seminar provides an engaging opportunity to learn useful strategies for generating more creativity in your classroom and more importantly teach students how to increase their own creativity. This seminar explores what creativity is, how and when it’s displayed and most of all how it can be encouraged. This includes experiments, strategies and resources for incorporating creativity into your classroom.
Engaging skill based activities
This seminar provides you with a wide variety of drawing activities that build foundation skills and expand them in creative ways. Each activity has a specific skill or strategy aim that targets different aspects of drawing and allows for focussed assessment. The variety of approaches also keeps drawing fresh for your students while giving them the repetition and practice that skill development requires. This collection of engaging and inexpensive ideas will scaffold learning, generate student creativity and help them create works they are proud of.
We truly value teaching at Metro Art Dept. Alongside our creative courses, we will be conducting professional development short courses and seminars intended for teachers who want to improve their own skills in order to provide better outcomes for their students.
Our instructors have vast experience in creative arts education and the content is designed to be implemented in primary and secondary school classrooms. The learning activities are planned to be both engaging for your students and provide suitable opportunities for them to acquire and display skills and understandings outlined in curriculum documents.
Included in the sessions will be resources and course materials that will help you implement the learning activities. These will help streamline your preparation and they can easily be customised to suit your needs.
Stay tuned for your opportunity to learn something new and increase your network.