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Collaborative Garden Project for Your School PD


Collaborative Garden Project for Your School PD



Workshop Schedule

Friday 2 June 10am-3pm

Workshop Description

Learn the skills to develop your own collaborative garden project for your school with experienced teacher and artist Debbie Harman Qadri.

Projects explored in this workshop will include, totem poles, hanging assemblages, ceramic mural techniques (using ceramic and mosaic together), pavers, ground murals, and free standing sculptural ideas. All projects can be made by classes of students at different age levels and information about how to alter projects to suit different group needs and how to manage projects will be discussed. Examples of projects will be explored, as well as the technical know-how of making and installation techniques, processes and using correct materials, such as glues. Having a go at making the things that interest you will also be an important part of the day. So you will get to make trial pieces of ceramics, to take home as an example. All PDs are adjusted to cater particularly for the participant’s needs and interests on the day.

This workshop also provides examples of projects and how these can form part of the AusVELS curriculum in the Arts Domain. Methods of utilising the dimensions of Creating and Making and Exploring and Responding, will be discussed. These workshops specifically contribute to teacher knowledge and professional practice in the field of Arts Education. Professional development includes devising lesson content according to the Arts Dimensions and best practice in using ceramics in the classroom. Certificates of attendance will be provided which include a description of the professional development context.

Debbie Harman Qadri Tutor Profile

Debbie Harman Qadri trained as a ceramicist and has worked for many years teaching art in primary and secondary schools. She now works as an artist, and also coordinates community art projects in schools in a range of media including ceramics. Her ceramic mural projects can be seen on the website mosaicprojectsbydebbieqadri. Debbie exhibits her personal artwork under the name of Debbie Harman.