The art of blowing up the curriculum
This INSET will explore how teachers can use the arts (including visual arts and performing arts) to generate wonder, curiosity and investigation
Date, time & location
Wednesday 30 January, 9.30am-4.00pm
Emergency Exit Arts, Rothbury Hall, Azof Street, London, SE10 0EF
About the INSET
EEA invites teachers and educators to light the fuse of their dynamite of ideas and BLOW UP the curriculum. This INSET will explore how teachers can use the arts (including visual arts and performing arts) to generate wonder, curiosity and investigation. We will help you blur the lines between specific art forms and use a cross art form approach to equip you with a spectrum of inventive and creative opportunities to add to your toolbox to help animate the learning and learners in your classroom.
Learning outcomes for participants
Through participating in this INSET delegates will:
- CREATE a world of possibility and wonder through involving
participants in a playful hands-on experience
- ACTIVATE and ENHANCE the artistry and creative potential in every
- IGNITE agency and curiosity from participants inspired through an artistic
enquiry-based approach to learning
- EXPLORE creative risk taking which allows participants to
- EXPERIMENT with new
- CREATE a world of possibility and wonder through involving participants in a playful hands-on experience
About the facilitators
Ross joined Emergency Exit Arts in 2015. He is a creative producer and has been involved in instigating a wide spectrum of artistic and participatory projects for the last 15 years. These have ranged from animating public spaces through to creating large scale spectacles to producing multi-sensory engagement programmes using ice cream vans and curiosity cabinets. Ross has worked with London Bubble Theatre Company, and was previously the Creative Education Manager at MakeBelieve Arts. Imagination, invention, curiosity and playfulness are key to Ross’s practice, allowing participants to be immersed in cross-art form experiences which can be found in the most unlikely of places and spaces
For over 15 years Shermaine has been in a unique position. Employed in a creative secondary school with a remit to increase participation and appreciation of the arts, she has influenced and transformed practice and approaches to creative learning in both primary and secondary education. Shermaine advocates for the value of arts in cultural education and works collaboratively to improve arts and cultural education. One of those successful collaborations has been with EEA designing immersive and engaging projects to spark imaginations and inspire pupils, teachers and families to produce a range of creative responses and outcomes.
Sonia is a freelance arts consultant, having previously worked for companies such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, Unicorn Theatre and the Old Vic. For the last 20 years she has delivered and managed arts education projects across London and the UK, from theatre residencies in schools through to large multi-arts projects, involving a number of partners and hundreds of participants. She has substantial experience of working across a diverse range of formal and informal education settings, with young people, delivering INSET training for teachers, corporate drama training for businesses and has a proven track record in developing good working relationships with partners.
About Emergency Exit Arts
Emergency Exit Arts (EEA) has been the leading light in outdoor arts since forming in 1980. We create unforgettable events and participatory experiences and our vision is to help transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Our Learning & Participation programmes together mesmerising aesthetics, wonder and multi-sensory experiences that take place in parks, public spaces and playgrounds. We have extensive experience in working collaboratively with schools, cultural organisations and the heritage sector to design and deliver bespoke creative projects which are designed to immerse participants in spectacles of all shapes and sizes, and enchant and delight audiences locally, nationally and internationally.