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Summer School for Artist-Educators

June 8, 2016 - August 17, 2016

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In response to our first professional development session for artist-educators in July 2015, we are offering a multi-session Summer School for Artist-Educators over the next few months.

These sessions will consist of seminars in the areas of museum education, labour art and labour history, anti-oppression pedagogical frameworks, learning models for different abilities and more. These dynamic workshops will equip arts-educators to teach issue-based workshops for kids, youth and adults and will enrich their skills and practice as arts-educators in other venues. Expressions of interest in taking part are now closed.

Workshop Schedule:

June 8th    Introduction and Orientation with Florencia Berinstein and Tara Bursey, Workers Arts & Heritage Centre

June 18     Ages and Stages of Child Development, Managing Groups and Different Learning Models for Different Abilities with Sara Dickinson, Educator, Learning through the Arts

June 29     Educating Within an Anti-Oppression Framework and Understanding Cultural Appropriation with Julian Diego, SKETCH

July 9     Popular Education 101 as an Educational Pedagogy with Deborah Barndt, Community Artist and Professor Emeritus, York University and Education in Social History Museums – Case Studies with Tara Bursey, Workers Arts & Heritage Centre

July 23     Labour History and Teaching about Work with Kim Yardy, UNIFOR National Staff Representative

August 17th     Skill Share Roundtable and Wrap Up

We are excited to work with a group of eight Hamilton-based artist-educator participants in the areas of visual art, music, storytelling, performance and media art. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages for documentation of this program!

WAHC’s Artist-Educator Summer School is presented through the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council.

51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8L 1B5       905.522.3003       Public Hours: Wed to SAT > 10am—4pm