In this workshop, teachers will learn about how Heide MoMA is using Visual Thinking Strategies to engage students in slow looking and deep thinking about visual art.
Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is an enquiry-based approach to experiencing art through careful, close looking and questioning, empowering students to discuss art based on what they can see in an artwork. The goal of VTS is not to teach the history of a work of art but rather to encourage students to observe independently and to back up their comments with evidence through dialogue with their peers.
During the program, teachers will gain insight into how VTS pedagogy connects directly to the Victorian Curriculum, developing students’ capabilities for Critical and Creative Thinking.
About Heide Museum of Modern Art
Carly Richardson is a maker, collections specialist and educator, and is interested in collaborations between artists and audience groups. She specialises in audience engagement, and interpretation methods that empower the audience as active participants in the museum experience. She currently works at Heide Museum of Modern Art as Education and Public Programs Coordinator and holds prior work, intern and volunteer experiences within small-medium not-for-profit art spaces. Carly’s formal qualifications include a Masters of Art Curatorship (University of Melbourne, 2015), a Diploma of Education –Secondary, Visual Arts (Monash University, 2006) and a Bachelor of Fine Art – Painting (RMIT, 2005).
Carly Grace is an artist and visual arts educator based in Melbourne, Australia. She specialises in interpretation education and has an extensive experience in designing and delivering diverse education and public programs within museums, community arts and diverse educational settings. She is currently the Education Manager at Heide Museum of Modern Art where she specialises in training educators in Visual Thinking Strategies. Carly’s formal qualifications include a Master in Cultural Heritage Deakin University, Diploma of Education (Secondary, Visual Art) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) from Monash University. Her philosophy for visual arts’ education is connecting people with the opportunities that art making and engagement in art culture can have in enriching their lives.
Visit Heide MoMA to learn some VTS skills
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