Art Teachers’ Workshop


 5 December 2016ATAZ workshop 1
The New Curriculum  :The gallery as a resource centre in enhancing excellence in the teaching of Art

Participants will engage in lead discussions about artwork, brainstorm lesson ideas, examine resources available at the gallery and get information on the schools visual art contest for 2017

Date: Monday, 5 December, 2016

Be inspired this December! Attend the National Gallery of Zimbabwe one day art workshop in the capital. Join educators from the northern region {Harare, Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central and Mashonaland East for an exciting exploration of the connections among Zimbabwean and African art and artists. Stay connected with your newfound colleagues and gallery staff throughout the coming year.

Who should participate?

The gallery is geared towards facilitating the workshop for art teachers from early Childhood Learning to Form 6. Teachers of other subjects or grades may be considered if space is available. Teachers may apply as individuals or as part of a team of two or three, but each member of the team must submit an individual registration form. Efforts will be made to enlist a diverse group that will contribute a range of perspectives, various art genres, life experience, and teaching environment.

What will teachers accomplish during the Workshop?

•    Gain expertise from Gallery educators, curators, and content experts, through gallery talks, discussion groups, and presentations
•    Learn to use Zimbabwean art in the classroom to foster critical thinking skills and deepen student engagement with content
•    Make interdisciplinary connections among Zimbabwean art, social studies, history, and language arts
•    Develop and share lesson ideas with peers.

What is provided for workshop participants?

ATAZ workshop 2During Workshop:
1.    A tour of the running exhibitions- project guidelines, and teaching strategies
2.    Discussion with Ministry 0f Education Officials on new art curriculum
3.    Colour reproductions, catalogues,  classroom discussions, project guidelines, and teaching strategies
4.    Practical art making session led by practicing artists
5.    Behind-the-scenes experiences at the gallery -Colour reproductions, catalogues
6.    Tea break  refreshments and lunch

Throughout the year:
•    Connection to a regional network of the gallery personnel and specialists.
•    Gallery staff support for curriculum development and teaching and learning based on areas of knowledge highlighting the new curriculum.
•    Termly newsletter outlining exhibitions and interventions designed to support your teaching in the classroom.
What is expected of workshop participants?

•    Participants analyse art and related documents in the galleries.
•    Plan to arrive at the gallery by 9:00 hours and leave after 4:30hours.
•    Active contribution of ideas during the workshop.
•    Encounter with visiting artists around a specific medium, for example Print making and Figure Drawing.

What are teachers going to benefit from the workshop?

•    Increase visual literacy, learn new teaching strategies and have access to a wide collection of resources.
•    Teachers will look at art differently from here on. It won’t just be something to look at but something to learn from. Teachers will also acquire strategies that they will be walking away with.

How to Register

Each participant must submit a completed registration form/ online by Wednesday, November 30, 2016.


The cost of the workshop is $30 per person, due upon registration. This non-refundable fee covers the cost of take-home materials as well as teas and lunch. Participants are responsible for travel and lodging costs.
For more information contact the department of education on 04-704666/7 Email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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