2015-16 THAT network and the Sinnott Fellowship

The Sinnott fellowship was awarded to teachers from across the United Kingdom for projects they were running which encouraged an ‘outward-facing culture in schools. In other words practitioners who were invested in communities locally or across the globe and connecting them with schools in order to provide opportunities for teachers to develop their practice and for students to gain industry based experience which would allow them to learn about the workplace or to become part of their own communities and feel connected to them.

I was very honoured to be part of the final cohort of Sinnott fellows and was awarded funding to support the development of THAT network in order to broaden the range of CPD we could offer and ‘skill up’ our teachers encouraging confidence in their subject knowledge and expertise.

Some of the workshops can be seen here: thatnetworklondon.wordpress.com

And for more information about the Sinnott fellowship

 

THAT meeting 3 – 4th June 2014

Firstly a huge thank-you to St Paul’s way for hosting the second THAT meeting in February.

The staff shared some of their fantastic photography and printmaking resources as well as running workshops in etching, lithography printing and alternative darkroom techniques. They have also provided resources including Powerpoints which are now available on Dropbox. To join the Dropbox shared folder simply email: thatnetworklondon@gmail.com.

The final meeting for this academic year has now been confirmed for the 4th June 2014, 4-6PM at Morpeth.  We are really looking forward to visiting the school and seeing some of their facilities including their in house gallery space!

If you have any contributions to the agenda, questions or queries or simply to book your free place, email us!

Best of luck with ‘exam’ season and keep an eye on here for ongoing opportunities and upcoming events.

THAT team xx

(Fran, Ania, Ellie)

 

 

 

2014 Update

Happy 2014 one and all

THAT Network London

I am delighted to announce that a project very close to my heart – the Tower Hamlets Artist Teacher Network – co-founded by myself and artist Ania Bas, launched in December 2013. The first network event, kindly hosted by Central Foundation Girls School, brought together over 30 creatives including a majority of secondary art teachers from the borough as well as local artists and representatives from local organisations. The first meeting included discussions about the potential of the network, the state of education and how to preserve and celebrate the arts in these challenging times and subject specific CPD provided by CFGS’s own art department staff.

The next meeting is scheduled for February 2014 and will be hosted by St Paul’s Way‘s Art department.To book a place at the next event or for more information about the network please check the blog : www.thatnetworklondon.wordpress.com

 

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Whitechapel Gallery Secondary CPD Programme

This year Ania Bas and I will be donning our THAT hats and working closely with The Whitechapel Gallery, delivering CPD sessions for secondary art teachers in connection with their exhibitions as they launch.

Following on from the success of our October 2013 workshop based on the Sarah Lucas retrospective, we will be adopting a similar format for the next event, including an exhibition tour and a practical curriculum linked workshop.  The next workshop takes place Wednesday 5th February, 4.30-6pm, and will focus on their next major show- Hannah Hoch. To join us click the hyperlink here and book a place!

Hope you have had a restful winter hibernation and I do hope to see you at one the above events this spring!

 

 

 

My body folded like a map

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Very excited to announce the opening of the exhibition at the Whitechapel gallery of the artist in residence scheme. Show opens 15th December 2012 and runs until March 2013. The culmination of an 18 month collaborative project between myself, artist Lucy Cash and my year 11 BTEC Art and Design students, the show features their work as well as Cash’s responses to the residency. It’s free and gives a really important insight into ‘seeing’ through the eyes of artists of the future. For more information check out the Whitechapel gallery website : http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/education/schools/artists-in-residence/2011-12-lucy-cash

MA Art in Education

Over the next few months I will be developing a body of research for a thesis surrounding questions of identity in teaching. As well as a written componant I will be building a visual body of work including some super 8 film and portraits which will build and mutate alongside my writing.

Have I been assimilated? Has teaching permanently transformed identity? Is my teaching nothing more than another performance? Who IS Ms Green?

To keep up to date with the latest research for my MA ‘like’ my facebook page: Ellie Green and keep your eyes peeled for more details of the exhibition coming soon…