Have you been wondering how to engage your communities and schools via video conferencing? The Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) pedagogy provides a solution to this problem. Join gallery educator Christine Healey to take part in–or observe–a VTS conversation facilitated online. The discussion will be followed by a debrief to explore what it was like to observe or be part of the conversation, and any questions the conversation raises. This program plans to be a fun and engaging taster for gallery staff to see VTS in action as well as to enjoy a conversation about art.
What is VTS? Suitable for pre-schoolers through to adults Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is an open-ended inquiry—with no rights or wrongs—that enables participants to employ collaborative problem-solving skills. The facilitator encourages participants to look carefully at selected artworks, talk about what they observe and support their interpretation with visual evidence. Through engagement with multifaceted artworks and listening to their peers, participants develop interpersonal and social skills, as well as gain a deeper appreciation for art.
Presenter Biography: Christine Healey is an experienced Visual Thinking Strategies practitioner, and gallery and museum educator. She is Curator of Education and Community Learning at Incinerator Gallery, and current president of the museum and gallery educator special interest group Education Network Victoria (ENVi). Christine introduced Visual Thinking Strategies and VTS school partnerships into Australian contexts whilst working as Education Manager at Heide Museum of Modern Art. To learn more about Christine’s experience and VTS references see https://christinehealey.com.au/
Participants Sought: We will need about eight people to join this conversation, and there will be no cap on the number of observers. Please indicate if you would like to join in this VTS discussion when registering via Zoom. People joining the conversation will need to join Zoom at 10.50am, 10 minutes prior to observers joining.
When: 11am, Monday, 3 August 2020
Register in advance for this event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItcu2oqTouH9KwTBJdS66Zxa1uQwmfeonR
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
This event is part of PGAV's Professional Development Program, which is proudly supported by the Besen Family Foundation.
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.