Monthly Archives: July 2015

Arts Coordinator Network Meeting

10th November 2015

1.30pm – 3.45pm

FREE for InspirED schools
£45 per teacher for Non InspirED schools

Held at Great Bow Wharf, Langport, Somerset, TA10 9PN

For All those who have attended The Role of the Primary Art Coordinator training or The Role of the Creative Leader
Refreshments included

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Suitable for Key Stages 1 & 2
Led by SPAEDA associate consultant Fiona Godfrey, these network meetings are a chance to refresh and review your practice as an arts subject coordinator or creative leader. We will share ideas, celebrate successes, support each other challenges and hear latest news about the arts in schools.

Network meeting are open to all those who have attended the following training with SPAEDA The Role of the Primary Art Coordinator training or The Role of the Creative Leader. Refreshments are provided. This network is based on the theme of architecture and 3D art.

The meeting will include:
– Sharing news and updates
– Ideas for curriculum projects on the theme of architecture and 3D art (please come prepared to talk about any ideas and experiences on this theme)
– A short practical activity
To BOOK YOUR PLACE contact us on 01458 254262 or visit us at our office: SPAEDA, Great Bow Wharf, Langport, Somerset, TA10 9PN.
Find out more on our website

Fiona Godfrey Approved smallFiona Godfrey has been a freelance consultant in the cultural and education sectors for over fifteen years. Fiona trained as a primary teacher and taught in schools in London and Bath before studying for an MA in Art Education at UCE in Birmingham. She then worked in gallery education for several years before setting up her freelance arts and education consultancy business in 1999. Clients have included the Clore Duffield Foundation, NESTA, engage (the national association for gallery education), QCA, the Arts Council Collection, the Southbank Centre and SPAEDA (Somerset Partnership Arts Education Agency). Alongside Fiona’s freelance work, she also worked for six years as adviser / inspector for the visual arts (primary phase) for Hampshire County Council.

 

 

 

Training Day: The Role of The Art Subject Coordinator

30th September 2015
9.00am – 3.30pm

£175 per teacher for InspirED schools
£245 per teacher for non-InspirED schools

Held at Great Bow Wharf, Langport, Somerset, TA10 9PN

Suitable for aspiring, new and experienced KS1&2 art subject coordinators

Lunch and refreshments included

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Led by SPAEDA associate consultant Fiona Godfrey, this training day will offer aspiring, new and experienced art subject coordinators the opportunity to enhance their understanding of best practice, planning, progression and assessment in the primary art curriculum, as well as other aspects of the art subject coordinator role as appropriate.

The course will cover:
– Vision and policy
– Long and medium term planning
– Assessment in art
– Action planning
– Guidance on the progression of skills
– Resources and opportunities
– Working with artists and art works
– A practical art activity
– Discussion and sharing of ideas

Fiona Godfrey Approved smallFiona Godfrey has been a freelance consultant in the cultural and education sectors for over fifteen years. Fiona trained as a primary teacher and taught in schools in London and Bath before studying for an MA in Art Education at UCE in Birmingham. She then worked in gallery education for several years before setting up her freelance arts and education consultancy business in 1999. Clients have included the Clore Duffield Foundation, NESTA, engage (the national association for gallery education), QCA, the Arts Council Collection, the Southbank Centre and SPAEDA (Somerset Partnership Arts Education Agency). Alongside Fiona’s freelance work, she also worked for six years as adviser / inspector for the visual arts (primary phase) for Hampshire County Council.

To BOOK YOUR PLACE contact us on 01458 254262, visit our website, or visit us at our office: Spaeda, Great Bow Wharf, Langport, Somerset, TA10 9PN.

What I gained on work experience at Spaeda

After having a discussion with an architect named James I found out about a lot of different fields within architecture and the process of planning and designing different layouts and even he even showed my some examples of his work and his current project to do with urbanism.  He explained to me the importance of maths and the not so importance of art which helped me gain a larger perspective about getting a job in architecture in the future. I found out a little about his field of architecture which is urbanism where you design large building plans for houses and model and remodel them and then find people to work out other technicalities and then you give in your plans to a number of prospective builders and decide from their prices, experience and time who would be the best candidate. Overall, I learnt a lot from James and I’m grateful.

I’m also grateful to those at Spaeda for allowing me to have experience.

 

Published by Paige (work experience student at Spaeda

Work Experience at Spaeda

I’m Paige and I’m doing work experience at Spaeda for a week. I’m interested in becoming an architect when I leave school so working at Spaeda has given me a great insight into the world of art. On Monday I learnt a lot about the organisation and what it does and on Tuesday I joined the staff and trustees on an away day at Hestercombe Art Gallery which happens only once a year.

Going to the gallery was a great opportunity for me and it’s gardens were a beautiful sight. I got to take part in a discussion during a meeting and found out even more about all the great people who work for Spaeda, who all have an amazing passion art and wish for their charity to help others from ALL backgrounds get involved in art.

Coming to Spaeda has allowed me to gain valuable understanding and experience which I would have gotten nowhere else and I’m looking forward to the rest of my week here.