Event Date Fri, 21 Jul 2017 9:00 am
Event End Date Fri, 21 Jul 2017 3:00 pm
Registration Start Date Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:00 pm
Cut off date 21/07/2017
Individual Price $264.00
Presenter Jessica Horne-Kennedy
Number Hours 6
Cost Code 04.106.R4002.43100
Location 1 Elliott Ave, Erskineville NSW 2043, Australia
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Event description

I found that I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.

                                Georgia O’Keeffe (American Artist 1887-1986)

In the words of Georgia O’Keeffe, this exciting and hands-on workshop provides the opportunity for participant’s to explore the languages of: drawing and mark-making, paint and clay.

Integrating artistic and creative activities into an early childhood program must come from a place of purpose and intention where educators are comfortable to explore and take risks.  The intention of this workshop is to provide a space for participant’s to nurture their creative voice through practical activities combined with reflection.   Participants will return to their service inspired, with new creative tools to explore with children and families.

This 6 hour session will include:

·         Exploration of the tools and languages of drawing, mark making, painting and clay

·         Discussion and reflection related to the ways in which the arts links with Belonging. Being and Becoming: the Early Years Learning Framework

·         Discussion about the ways in which educators integrate the arts into everyday practice with intention and purpose

·         Space to practice, use and learn about tools for visual arts

About the presenter

Jessica Horne-Kennedy is a qualified early childhood educator holding twelve years teaching experience across a range of age groups including experience in management as a Teaching Director, and Supervisor.  She has worked in a range of settings such as community adult education, parent run playgroups, Reggio Emilia inspired settings and Rudolf Steiner Schools in New Zealand and Australia.  Jessica currently works in in a Rudolf Steiner preschool in Sydney and also as a Quality Management and Compliance Coordinator for another early childhood organisation.

Jessica has a special interest in holistic based learning philosophy drawn from her experiences working in Rudolf Steiner early childhood environments Jessica has a particular interest in the theories and philosophy of relationships in early childhood environments. This interest formed the basis of her Masters in Education thesis.   The thesis presented a series of stories exploring how the beliefs held by Rudolf Steiner early childhood educators influenced their practices of forming relationships with children in their first year of attending preschool.

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