Clay: An exploration of material, process and product

PD Workshop by CPLE: Clay – An exploration of material, process and product

Join Lisa Baston – a qualified art therapist – for a half-day program that offers participants a hands-on experience in learning how to support children and young people who have experienced trauma, behavioural and emotional issues and socio-political disadvantages.

This workshop is open to anyone in the Canberra community, though focused on people working with children and young people.

Since birth, we have been using our hands to perceive the world, provide connections and receive feedback that supports our understandings of it. It’s through touch that we communicate with others and attain a sense of safety and connection. The focus in this course is not on object creation, but on the sense of touch and connection with the clay, and its symbolic representation of the person’s external world.

You will extend on your knowledge and skills gained in the Building Relationships and Connections Through Art workshop (not essential). You will experience a more in-depth approach in the use and application of clay to develop and refine skills to create safety, support self-regulation and foster growth and resilience.

Participants will engage in a series of experiential art-based exercises aimed at learning new ways of experiencing art and discovering how you can support your students through the use of clay. Participants will learn how to use these approaches to engage with and build connections with children and young people through art-making.

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This event will provide participants with a light afternoon tea.

Date: 11 November 2022

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Venue: Communities at Work Denman Prospect – 5 Felstead Vis, Denman Prospect ACT 2611, Australia

Cost: $100 AUD +BF

Links to NQS Quality Areas: 1, 2 & 5

Links to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 1 & 4

About Lisa: Lisa holds a BArts/B Teaching (SpEd) with honors and 2008 Faculty Medal and Special Education Prize. Masters Special Education (general) with distinction, and a Masters Art Therapy. She has over 12 years’ experience working with children and young people with a lived experience of disability. She has worked in various locations, such as special schools, support classes in mainstream schools and in school services and in a variety of roles, including classroom teacher, assistant principal, and as a learning and wellbeing officer.

No previous art experience is necessary.

Booking Terms and Conditions: 

Please contact CPLE to advise of any cancellations or name changes.

*You may only register up to 2 participants per booking. If a training session has reached the maximum number of participants please contact CPLE to be placed on a waitlist

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