Professional enrichment

Teachers enjoying TMAG displays

A variety of workshops and professional enrichment opportunities are available for teachers and community service professionals.

These opportunities include workshops with guest artists, exhibition previews and thematically-focused training and information sessions. These workshops help professionals in the education and community service sectors to make the most of what the Museum has to offer, and help to increase engagement with visual arts, sciences, humanities and cultural heritage.

“We all found it very motivating and came back to school inspired to follow up many of the ideas...”
Carey Bourke, teacher, Mt Nelson Primary School

“Lots of the teachers who attended your workshops last week said that they were the best professional development they had ever attended”
Merryn Bolger, teacher, Cape Barren Island School

2014 Professional Enrichment Sessions

Bookings essential for all sessions, numbers strictly limited: TMAG.Bookings@tmag.tas.gov.au
 

Educator’s exhibition preview: City of Hobart Art Prize 2014
Kick off Term 4 with an art experience to get you inspired! A guided tour of a diverse survey exhibition, showcasing a selection of the best contemporary glass and printmaking from across Australia. As always, the mix of artworks across three galleries are bound to create debate about definitions between art forms and differences in personal taste. TMAG’s Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, Peter Hughes, will join us to explain the judge’s decisions and give insight into the technical processes behind the production of these accomplished art works. A thought-provoking evening for all educators, regardless of background.
Day: 15 October 2014
Time: 4-6pm
Cost: $20 per person, includes refreshments and materials

Contemporary Art – Down and Dirty
Knock off work, grab a glass of wine, and spend an evening getting to know a living artist! An adults-only, hands-on session. Come along, have fun and be inspired. Suitable to all educators. No experience required.
Term 4: Contemporary painter Neil Haddon ‘Within the silhouette: detailing the void’
Neil is an artist and educator whose striking paintings have been exhibited regularly since 1990 and are included in many private and public collections including that of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. His work contrasts industrial materials and processes with traditional painting media, and in this workshop he will give insight into his industrially-inspired processes, and share a simple yet impressive painting technique for image development that can be safely done in the classroom.
Day: 29 October 2014
Time: 4-6pm
Cost: $20 per person, includes refreshments and materials
Bookings essential: TMAG.Bookings@tmag.tas.gov.au

 Colonial History - Our Changing Land: Creating Tasmania
A session focussing on 19th century Tasmanian history with a guided exhibition tour and ways to connect with the new Bond Store exhibitions. Showcases TMAG resources such as the Teacher backpacks, online education guide and related material.
Day: Wednesday 6 August 2014
Time: 4-6pm
Cost: $20 per person, includes refreshments and materials

Natural History – Tasmania: Earth and Life
A session focussing on Tasmania’s unique natural history with a guided exhibition tour and ways to connect with the Earth and Life, and Islands to Ice exhibitions. Showcases TMAG resources such as the Teacher backpacks, online education guide and related material.
Day: Wednesday 3 September 2014
Time: 4-6pm
Cost: $20 per person, includes refreshments and materials

Bookings essential for all sessions, numbers strictly limited: TMAG.Bookings@tmag.tas.gov.au

The complete 2014 Learning Program is now available to download (PDF 2.1 MB)