AND Schools INSET: Visual arts and heritage

24 May 2016 10.30 to 16.30 at the Museum of London

Work with artist Alex McIntyre and heritage expert Martin Bazley to explore how the visual arts and heritage can be used to support and enhance curriculum delivery and your extra- curricular offer to students. The day will also include a chance to network with visual arts and heritage organisations. Suitable for primary, secondary and special schools.

The session will be facilitated by Nimble Fish, creative producers and facilitators with extensive experience of helping to create the conditions for creativity in the classroom, and working with teachers to reconnect with innovation in their practice.

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About the artists

Artist Alex McIntyre is a fellow at Digswell Arts and Co-Director of HertsCreation, a community interest company working with the arts as a means for learning and community engagement. Alex has worked with people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities and is currently engaged as an Arts Award adviser and workshop leader for The Funky Pie Company working with young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and emotional and behavioural difficulties. She recently worked as Lead Artist funded by Arts Council England exploring the use of sculpture as a tool to empower young people.

Martin Bazley is Director of Martin Bazley & Associates, providing design, development and evaluation of digital projects, as well as staff training and consultancy on websites and trends in digital technology within the cultural sector. Martin is Chair of the Digital Learning Network (previously known as the E-Learning Group for Museums, Libraries and Archives). Following 7 years’ experience in teaching and a year in publishing, Martin worked for 7 years as Internet Projects Manager in the Learning Unit at the Science Museum, London and for 3 years as E-Learning Officer for SEMLAC (later MLA South East. He acts as Mentor and Monitor for digital HLF projects and is a regular presenter and trainer.

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