ART CPD - Inspired by Nature

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Exhibition Room

Download details of the course and a booking form here.

Art Created in Response to the Natural World

Do you need an injection of inspiration?
Do you need time to try out new ideas?
Join us at the Botanic Garden for a hands-on, exploratory day and be inspired by our beautiful collections. You will grow with confidence in using a variety of different materials and gain lots of tips to encourage and focus pupils to create pieces of artwork that they are proud of. At the end of the day you will leave with a portfolio full of ideas for developing activities back in the classroom and suggestions for using your school grounds as inspiration.
Participants will work directly from plants and the landscape in the Garden, creating observational pieces and will also have a chance to let their imagination run wild. 
Morning session:
Explore the Garden to collect shades of autumn and ideas for seasonal artworks. Learn the science behind colours, hues and shades. Take a trip to the Rainforest and the Desert to see how plants from different habitats can inspire you to create pieces of artwork. Take part in structured sketching and drawing activities that can be used with pupils. 
Try out a variety of different materials and processes such as; mono printing, collography, oil pastels with ink wash, permanent markers on acetate, watercolour, black and white with ‘Indian’ ink.
Afternoon session:
Work in small teams to create collaborative pieces utilising techniques and materials from the morning session. Participants can create a rainforest banner, a printed autumn landscape or cut loose and invent a ‘super plant’ based on the plants you have encountered on your tour.
Plus, take away lots of examples of useful resources and website links to get you exploring, sketching and creating back at school!
Course costs £75 including refreshments and a sandwich lunch.
Download details of the course and a booking form here.