Creating Connections:
The Artist As Rock Star

with Mariah Calman

Suitable for:SECONDARY

Session Times Available: (AM) Morning or(PM) Afternoon

This workshop focuses on how to engage students with the art world by creating connections to their own personal worlds and interests.

The first part of the workshop facilitates a collection of strategies and resources to offer alternative methods for student learning such as rhymes, games, positive systems of behaviour, connections to artists and institutions, and immersive, scaffolded tasks for deep understanding.

These activities and resources aim to motivate students, while improving learning outcomes.

The second part of the workshop will allow participants to modify or develop their own versions of these resources from the perspective of teaching Del Kathryn Barton.

About the Presenter
Mariah Calman is a Creative Arts and Special Needs Teacher, and NSW Education Representative of the Arts.
Mariah has been recognised internationally as a leading teacher of the Creative Arts and in 2018 was acknowledged as an influential young Australian for her contribution to Arts Education and community engagement. In 2017 she was featured on the ABC for her untraditional methods of teaching, including rap art history. She is an advisor and ambassador for numerous NSW regional galleries, working with institutions to diversify education and public programs to be more accessible and engaging. Calman is also a practicing artist where her work is a documentation of her experiences of living with chronic pain and undergoing treatment for a neurological condition.



This workshop is only available as part of the Nurturing Creativity Conference on Monday 17th September, 2018.

Once booked, you will be contacted to submit your morning and afternoon breakaway workshop session preferences.

Imagecourtesy of Mariah Calman