Free Sharing Knowledge: sustaining practice/ crafting futures
In this workshop, The Alla Prima Group will share their AP–resource: FREE PLAN revealing its capability as an active tool and series of strategies and tactics for integration and use in existing programmes at NCEA levels 2 and 3. The projects core objective was to foster knowledge-sharing by collating a body of content that has the potential to be ongoing in use and interchangeable between disciplines, while expanding thinking and application. The aim of the workshop is to overview the resource, it’s content and scope as well as sample content in-action, demonstrating how this interactive e-publication addresses fundamental issues, content and contexts that underpin and unpack creative process and practice — in particular, recognising the value of how contemporary practice interlinks and constructs relations to synthesise and support lateral enquiry and research. We will survey the methodological structures and navigational systems employed in phase one to introduce the applied mechanics and interdisciplinary nature of the resource. The malleability of the resource enables users the flexibility to assemble, present and reproduce content that have been developed for incorporation into teacher and student-led programmes of learning, curriculum and assessment frameworks of NCEA Visual Arts education. Participants will be invited to take away the phase one poster and receive instruction on how to access the AP–resource.
Biography: Fiona Grieve, Kirsty Grieve & Monique Redmond
The Alla Prima Group consists of three Visual Arts educators with a common interest in creative practices and education; Kirsty Grieve, Monique Redmond and Fiona Grieve. Kirsty has a curriculum and research focus on photography and print. Monique is an artist working in related fields of sculpture, installation, event-based participatory and social art practices. Fiona has an interest in print and publication as a research platform. All three are actively involved in the design and visual arts education sector as both practitioners and consultants, specifically the ongoing development of curriculum, assessment and studio-based learning environments.