Breakout Sessions


Children, Art and Artists: New Thinking, New Practice

Select your preferred option for the break-out sessions* here:

Thursday 17 November, 2pm – 5pm

Break-out session: 3.20pm – 4.10pm

*Please note that slots are on a first come, first served basis for each group. You may only choose ONE break-out session group.

Breakout Group 1: Dr Barbara Piscatelli, Leader in Early Childhood education

The break-out group will discuss how to establish the social ecology of creative practice and how to secure an enduring legacy of children's creative ideas and artefacts. Specifically, Barbara will touch on and invite discussion about matters of everyday relevance: space, time, relationships, expertise, support systems, child-centred practice and habits of practice. Barbara will provide examples from recent artist-in-residence projects and community engaged projects for young children in Australia.

Breakout Group 2: Simon Spain, Founder, All That We Are & previously Creative Producer for ArtPlay

Within a discussion, the participants and Simon will draw together the key ingredients for the delivery of successful workshop programmes for under 6s, where artists can foster young children to be confident to express themselves authentically. Frequently young children’s lives are closed down rather than opened up; this session asks how teaching artists can be a critical factor in ensuring children remain active “makers and doers” rather than developing into simply passive “watchers and listeners”.

Breakout Group 3: Dr Susan Wright, University of Melbourne

How might teacher-artists enrich and enhance children’s learning in movement-musical ways? The break-out group will discuss the implications for how the approach explored in the whole-group workshop can be the catalyst for myriad opportunities for sound-movement ensemble work, on a one-to-one or small group basis. The participants electing for this discussion group will consider ways in which simple music-movement patterns might be ‘notated’ by the children, and how the children might then compile simple musical ‘scores’ that show relationships between these patterns and the structuring of simultaneous, complimentary patterns, to help the children remember and perform their ‘compositions’ with others.

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Thu Nov 17, 2016
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM SGT
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Block 7 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks
Breakout Group 1: Dr Barbara Piscatelli FULL
Breakout Group 2: Simon Spain FULL
Breakout Group 3: Dr Susan Wright FULL
Venue Address
7 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108935 Singapore
Playeum's Children's Centre for Creativity