Art doesn’t have to be confined to the art room, and Into Film’s latest free online course bares witness to the positive impact that art and moving image can have across the curriculum.
Drawing upon art works from the Tate Britain catalogue for inspiration and as creative stimuli, Into Film have partnered with the Tate Year 3 Project, the Turner Prize and Oscar-winning artist, Steve McQueen, to create this exciting new online course in support of Steve McQueen’s major new artwork, which will culminate in one of the most ambitious schools’ projects that London has ever seen.
This two week online course starting on 18th February will help teachers’ approach literacy teaching from a unique visual angle that can help inspire pupils of all abilities.
What pupils will get out of the course
As well as offering pupils a fresh way to engage with their reading and writing, by making art a subject of study in a new context, artworks can become familiar and more personal. In this way, we help pupils break-down what often seem like intimidating old paintings, and encourage young people to self-reflect, think about their hopes, dreams and aspirations.
What teachers will get out of the course
This cross-curricular approach to learning is inspiring for both pupils and teachers and with the added power of film, this course offers many exciting avenues for your professional development as a teacher.
Over the duration of the course, you’ll be introduced to a host of simple but effective activities, all of which use a range of moving and still imagery as a catalyst to produce a variety of literacy work. From creating poetry and extended writing, to producing short films and animations, the activities are designed for use in the classroom, and make for an exciting online course.
To support you in this training, you’ll be able to access a range of downloadable tools and frameworks with literacy outcomes that are fully in line with the National Curriculum. Also, if the prospect of filmmaking sounds a little bit daunting, there’s step-by-step guidance to help you on your way.