Cross Currents
For any queries please contact: Ms. Kristine Michael
Ph: +91 11 4066 4166      Fax: + 91 11 2611 2363


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Dear All,

Greetings from The British School, New Delhi.

We would like to invite you to attend a three-day workshop ‘Cross Currents’ - The Asia Region Art Educators Professional Development Workshop from September 28th – 30th, 2012.

This three day weekend workshop for visual arts educators in Asia is an ideal opportunity to engage in dialogue with colleagues and learn art making techniques directly applicable to classroom practice especially for IB, IGCSE, AP and the National Curriculum UK for all age groups. The Asia Region Art Educators Workshop is an independently organised, self-funded event that evolved from the necessity to provide professional development focused on visual arts education. The Workshop makes possible powerful interactions energising educators to inspire 21st century student artists around the world. We are honoured to have renowned painter Tom Wood from the UK as resource person for painting and mixed media techniques.

Originating in Beijing 2008, the Asia Region Art Educators Workshop was designed and developed by Joan Lueth. Participants are encouraged to continue their involvement through the Asia Region Art Educators ning site www.ararte.ning.com created and managed by Kendra Farrell. The site is a creative community of art educators living, working or interested in Asia. It is host to numerous features including topic specific forums, video dialogue and a gallery of images, all strengthening student and educator connections beyond classroom studios. The British School has hosted the Workshop earlier in 2009 and as one of the foremost international IB/IGCSE schools in India, is once again the regional focus for 2012.

The Workshop is built on three integral components:
 a) Practical Inquiry
Participants share resources, lessons, activities and samples used in their teaching practice to be shared with other participants.
 b) Studio Sessions
Hands on art making workshops, led by teachers for teachers to apply directly to the classroom studio.
 c) Exploration of Place
Interaction with the host location allows participants to explore local destinations.

The Workshop is dependent on participants to provide content. The weekend is structured around a participatory ‘workshop’ ethos. Attendees participate as instructors and collaborators in art-making and discussions. Content stems from the offerings of participants rather than being externally predetermined.

Final date for registration is August 10 2012.

If you would like to be a-hands-on workshop presenter, please do contact me at k.michael@british-school.org by August 10th 2012 with a short note on the technique, target student age group and materials required.

All participants are required to bring resources, lessons, activities and samples used in their teaching practice to be shared with other participants. All material presented is shared on pen-drives and on the ARATE website.

It is an independent event funded by registration fees to cover material and refreshments costs and is dependent on the host school to provide physical logistics for the weekend. There will be a charge of 125 USD (Rs 6,500/- ) to cover material, refreshment and workshop costs. Please make the payment by cheque or money order in favour of ‘The British School Society’. Participants are required to pay for their own visa, hotel and flight arrangements. Please write to us for visa letters if required by your country.

For more information, contact:

Kristine Michael
Curriculum Leader, Visual and Performing Arts
The British School
Jose Rizal Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110021
Ph:+91 11 4066 4166
Fax: + 91 11 2611 2363
k.michael@british-school.org