Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Graduate Teacher Trainees are training at Battyeford!

It has been a full on day in the Battyeford Art Room today with the arrival of 25 Graduate Teacher Trainee's who have been undertaking their Art, Craft and Design Training with Mrs Deane.

The trainee teachers got stuck in to a range of activities. Shown here is a layered drawing combining pen and wash, acrylics and posca pens (our favourite).

It was fantastic to see everyone's confidence growing throughout the day. Amazing mark making!

For a bit of fun (and to demonstrate that you can draw with a variety of materials) we created portraits of each other using only masking tape and parcel tape. Much laughter in the room at this point!

Here they are showing off their work to each other... can you see the giggling?

Inspired by an activity undertaken within the 'Skills in the Making' programme we went outdoors to select objects that could form the heads for drawing tools. In turn when brought back in to the classroom the teachers began to experiment with ink! They enjoyed this - and we discovered an immense small stone that made the most incredible pathway of line... we were all in awe of this little stone! 

Some of us made two headed mark makers...

Mrs Deane introduced one of her favourite schemes of work to the trainee teachers -
'Drawing on Sculpture'

The trainees created small scale sculptures based on the word 'Curved' with a limited range of fixings and fastenings and then went on to draw these using close observation and a range of drawing materials: charcoal, graphite sticks, graphitones and conte pastels

Most of the male trainee teachers stuck together for moral support at one table! It didn't stop them causing chaos later in the day! Great fun! A few excellent 'designers' in this male group too... More again in two weeks time!

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