Launching The Goods Shed Creative Learning Program for 2016 will be an international residency program with Paul Collard – a UK based world expert in creative learning.
Collard, who advises national, regional and local government on the use of creativity in improving pupil outcomes, will be delivering workshops at The Goods Shed over a four week period this August and September. The workshops will be led by Collard in conjunction with international teaching artists specialised in student engagement with the arts: Scottish artist Paul Gorman who has considerable experience using art forms to stimulate learning, and Yaminay Nasir Chaudhri, a US-based artist specialising in innovative uses of digital technology in community settings.

FORM’s Goods Shed Creative Learning Program will collaborate with young people, teachers, educators and artists throughout 2016 to trial, evaluate and formalise a new methodology for using arts in the development of executive function capabilities in children. This program builds on evidence that engagement with the arts improves the quality and impact of general education. Using arts as a pedagogical tool for learning cultivates a unique set of academic, social and personal skills. By providing exposure to the arts, The Goods Shed Creative Learning Program will explore methods of arts education that support broader learning beyond traditional approaches. FORM will offer professional and skills development opportunities for teachers, artists and creative practitioners to help them become better equipped to support young people in developing creative habits of the mind including imagination, curiosity, discipline, resilience and collaboration.

Western Australian schools and artists have an opportunity to attend workshops led by Paul Collard and one of the specialist teaching artists. Workshops will take place at The Goods Shed on selected dates from August 23-September 16, 2016. Weekday session are approximately 2 hours 30 minutes in length and weekend session are all-day (9am – 5pm)
To register your interest for a workshop: please email Lamis Sabra on lamis@form.net.au by July 31. Selected schools and artists that meet the criteria will be offered this workshop free of charge.

Click here to download Creative Learning Workshops Call Out for Artists PDF.

Click here to download Creative Learning Workshops Call Out for Schools PDF.