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Teacher CPD | Drawing: Invention and Memory, Developing Confidence and Self-Expression

Wednesday 21st February 2024 , 5:15pm to 7:00pm

Join artist Rebecca Griffiths to explore how drawing can be used across the curriculum – in and out of art lessons – as a tool to stimulate invention, creativity and memory.

The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with a toolbox for an exploratory approach to drawing, and teaching drawing. Such an approach not only encourages invention, self-expression and confidence in the classroom but also strengthens the use of drawing as a tool for observation, recording and developing ideas.

Participants will start by making their own drawing tools to play with the possibilities of expressive mark marking. Participants will look at scale and the use of warm-up drawing activities to loosen up and improve focus, before moving on to observational drawings, memory drawings, and invention drawings using the techniques and vocabulary of marks previously explored.

As well as teaching practical techniques, this workshop aims to challenge the common misconceptions of the nature of drawing, and support a broader understanding of what drawing is and can be.

These Bow Arts practical art CPD workshops for teachers aim to equip participants with skills that can be applied immediately in the classroom, while aiming to reshape attitudes to what it means to work with art materials sustainably.

The techniques explored in each workshop aim make use of inexpensive, easy-to-access art materials, and can be applied to primary and secondary school level.

All materials are provided.

A 15% discount is available when booking 3 or more CPD workshops in a season. Please enquire for the promo code.

For more details, please contact Tom, Learning Project Manager at Bow Arts; tsherriff@bowarts.com