Who the course is for: This course is taught in English. The course is suitable for those teaching in the visual arts and wanting to develop broader knowledge and skills using materials and themes with a variety of school age populations.

Through a consideration of themes, practices and concerns of contemporary art, pre-service teachers will learn how to adapt and translate these ideas for educational settings with children and adolescents. Various themes, practices and concerns become the motivation for exploring the processes, properties and expressive uses of a range of materials, particularly found and recycled materials.

This course develops the kind of thinking that is not imitative of the themes, practices and concerns in contemporary art but rather supports the idea of adaptation, translation and the production of new meaning. Students will work with a range of materials and look at ways of structuring and motivating groups of children and adolescents with those materials.

The class will combine short lectures, demonstrations, group work, one-on-one instruction, and hands-on instruction in the studio. The project motivations take literally the idea that we live in the images of our culture (Carter, 2008, p. 100).
 
Assessment: Attendance, Formative portfolio, Summative portfolio.

Supervisor: Louise Harris

Time and place: Laugarnes, Wednesdays 9.00 AM - 11.50 AM.

Time period: 17. January.- 14. February 2018.

Units: 2 ETCS. 

Should students decide to take a course without ECTS the teacher does not provide feedback for the students work. Difference in the price of the course is therefore based on the teachers workload.
Courses taken without ECTS can be registered, without ECTS, on the students transcript of records.  

Price: 30.500 kr. (without ETCS) / 40.800 kr. (with ETCS)

Preliminary requirement: Good command of English. The course is for teachers and artists with a B.A. degree or a comparable education. Mandatory for visual artists and designers in the masters program. 

Further information: Ólöf Hugrún Valdimarsdóttir, Arts Educational Department Project Manager: olofhugrun@lhi.is / 545 2249