2011 Teacher Retreat
During the third week in March we hosted a wonderful group of high school art teachers from the United States. During the week we were treated to presentations on making books from recycled materials, weaving, conductor line studies, cyanotypes and one minute sculptures inspired by the artist Erwin Wurm. The mornings were spent presenting these projects, exchanging ideas on how to engage young people in the art making process, and in the afternoons everyone had the opportunity to make their own work and enjoy the farm.
This proved to be a great forum for reflection, rejuvenating interests with new skills, fresh ideas, and an opportunity to meet other dedicated art educators who face similar challenges. We are thrilled with the success of this pilot programme, and will be offering the teacher retreat again next year. You can read more about the retreat here, and can view photographs from this year’s session by clicking here.