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Creative Practitioner CPD and support sessions – Visual Arts

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This playlist based around mixed visual arts includes sessions led by Greg Hodgson, Emily Godden, Andria Zafirakou, Mandy Barrett with Natalie Walton and Susan Coles. These sessions focus on creative learning techniques and the importance of creativity in schools and teaching.  

Digital Creativity & Beyond | Greg Hodgson

Immersive Storytelling | Emily Godden



Weaving the Threads of Modern Life | Andria Zafirakou

Teachers’ Study Days | Mandy Barrett



Why do we do what we do? | Susan Coles

The Unexamined Life is not Worth Living | Susan Coles

Talk & Creative Activity | Susan Coles

More about the sessions...

Greg Hodgson is the Founder and Director of Edge Gain Ltd, whose mission is to inspire and educate the next generation of educators and digital creatives. Greg demonstrates and talks through digital techniques for creative learning. 

Emily Godden the founder of Virtually There Studio. She creates exhibitions, experiences & educational opportunities for young people in Suffolk to improve digital literacy and reconnect with nature. Emily shows us how to create digital environments for immersive storytelling.

Andria Zafirakou is a teacher at Alperton Community School in Brent and the winner of the 2018 Global Teacher Prize. Andria talks about leading on creativity in schools and teaching.

Mandy Barrett is an artist and specialist art teacher working at a primary school in West Yorkshire and Natalie Walton, an arts education consultant and project manager who at the time was working with Arts Council collections. Mandy and Natalie talk about using national collections, making visits and creating physical resources to support creativity in schools.

Susan Coles is a freelance arts, creativity and educational consultant and artist, who works across the UK and abroad, in educational and gallery settings. In ‘Why do we do what we do?’, Susan talks about the fundamentals of why artist teachers are so important; in ‘The Unexamined Life is not Worth Living’, she talks about why creativity and curiosity matters; and in ‘Talk & Creative Activity’, she shares her creative story and challenges us to make artworks in response to a prompt.

Arts make life better

Norfolk & Norwich Festival brings tens of thousands of people together in celebration – it has been doing this for 250 years. Through our May Festival and our year-round arts education work, focusing on children and young people, we lead and support celebration, creativity and curiosity in communities across Norfolk and the region.

This year we begin an exciting new initiative, Festival Connect & Create that will bring creative opportunities to those schools and communities with least provision. Creativity transforms people’s lives. It builds cohesive communities, develops vital skills and supports health and wellbeing. We want more people to have access to creative opportunities.

Please consider donating to support and develop this work. With your help we can increase access to the life changing power of the arts.

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