We are very happy for this resources to be used however you see fit! But we thought it might also be good to let you know some of the ideas and intentions that have fed into their creation.
Who are these for?
We know that classrooms are changing. While all these activities can be used by a teacher 'teaching’ from the front of the class we think there is also potential for students to access these activities directly using a connected device. The language and voice we have used is intended to communicate to students or teachers.
We even think some of these ideas could be used by parents looking to find creative activities to do at home!
Whoever you are – please drop us a line and let us know!
How might they be used?
We’ve used a modular approach where each resource is a discrete object with its own webpage. We still organise these by themes and suggested class plans but you can also search through the whole collection using filters to find specific resources related to particular mediums or artists as needed.
We hope this approach will assist a range of teaching styles.
What are we trying to achieve?
First and foremost we want to assist people to find and trust their own response to contemporary art. We think contemporary art has power and relevance to anyone but also acknowledge that it can be an intimidating and confusing thing to approach. The resources we produce are designed to build confidence in thinking about and talking about art and doing so open up new creative possibilities.
A set of actions that might include discussion points, hands on activities and extension ideas. All activities can be accessed directly online or a PDF can be downloaded.
These presentations are primarily designed for a class to use together but individual students could still access independently. They consist of a series of slides including images, text and sometimes video or audio. They are designed to introduce an artists practice or a exhibition creating an encounter that encourages users to consider their own responses to the artworks and ideas.
Short essay questions that build students’ analysis and writing skills.