Event Date Fri, 25 Aug 2017 9:00 am
Event End Date Fri, 25 Aug 2017 3:00 pm
Registration Start Date Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:00 pm
Cut off date 25/08/2017
Individual Price $264.00
Presenter Jessica Horne-Kennedy
Number Hours 6
Cost Code 04.106.R4002.43100
Location Gowrie NSW Dubbo, 16 – 18 Spears Drive, Dubbo NSW 2830

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

As a Consultant for the Education Hub at Gowrie NSW, Jessica Horne-Kennedy brings a strong background of knowledge drawn from her experiences as an early childhood teacher and director.  Jessica has also worked as a co-ordinator providing advice and guidance on areas of practice such as: preparing Quality Improvement Plans, documentation, philosophy development, children’s play, and preparing for an assessment and rating visit.  For Jessica, the relationship is the heart of the process and building relationships children, individuals and teams provides the basis for mentoring that is responsive to both the needs and goals of the service and creates an experience that is both empowering and fulfilling. 

Jessica holds a Masters in Education with honours from the University of New England, Australia.  The narrative research presented in her thesis explored how the beliefs held by Rudolf Steiner early childhood educators influence their practices of forming relationships with children in their first year of attending preschool.  Prior to working in early childhood, Jessica trained and practiced as a visual artist and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Otago Art School in New Zealand.

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