This day-long workshop is designed to inspire new perspectives, insights, and attitudes toward contemporary art as a field of knowledge while focusing on the creative process. Participants are prompted to re-examine their conception of art and education in a relaxed environment to regain and refine their awareness of details that often go unnoticed. With artists, teachers look beyond concrete results to capture the moment. The programme provides an opportunity for participants to think beyond standard school curriculums and experience the role of the creative process as a means to discovery.
The workshop is facilitated by three established artists of diverse backgrounds who are also experienced educators in Hong Kong: former AAA resident Clara Cheung of the artist collective, C&G, who is noted for her community-based practices; poet, writer, and cultural critic Tang Siu Wa, who teaches creative writing at various tertiary education institutions; and sound and media artist Samson Young, who teaches at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.
Facilitators: Clara Cheung, Tang Siu Wa, Samson Young
Teacher moderators: Janice Lee, Visual Arts Teacher, The Methodist Lee Wai Lee College; Yuen Kit Sum, Visual Arts Teacher, HKSKH Bishop Hall Secondary School
Venue: School of Everyday Life, 178 Kam Shan, Tai Po, N.T.
Target: Secondary School Visual Arts, Liberal Studies, History, Language Education, and Guidance Educators
The workshop invites educators interested in cultural ecology, visual arts, and history, and who would like to engage in participatory discussions. No prior knowledge of art is required.
To register, please send your name, school, teaching subject, phone number, and email by 3 June 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to limited capacity, priority will be given to teachers who have been involved in previous Teaching Labs programmes. All registered participants will receive email confirmation.
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation is the lead sponsor of Learning and Participation Programme 2015