Is this the PD break you’ve been waiting for?
Linocut concepts, materials and techniques for teachers.
Whether you teach primary school or high school, linocut and other relief print techniques can enrich your curriculum. This up-skilling workshop in Ubud, Bali is set in five hectares of beautiful gardens. So not only will you arrive back at school inspired to teach and full of ideas, but you will be relaxed and rejuvenated after taking time out for yourself and your own creativity.
This workshop is an opportunity for teachers to immerse themselves in making and reconnect to their own artistic practice. The classes are hands on, building skills in a practice led way; with participants being allowed the time and space to create. The course also includes Shana’s own method of hand colouring washi paper for chine collé, a versatile way to add colour to linocuts: effective and motivating for kids and much less time consuming than other methods of adding colour.
Shana has been sharing her knowledge and skills in printmaking with teachers for over 25 years, and is a practicing printmaker and exhibiting artist. She has been running this workshop in Ubud Bali since 2014 and her love of printmaking is motivating for teachers who may have their specialty in another area, wanting to diversify their skills and increase their confidence as a printmaker.
“I highly recommend Shana James’ Lino printing workshop in Ubud, Bali. Every part of it was design to rejuvenate the senses and reconnect to artistic practice. The time spent with like-minded teachers and practitiioners was invaluable.” Leticia Morrow – Art Teacher Mentone Girls Grammar School 2017
Classes run from 9am – 4pm (see the itinerary here https://ubudartworkshops.com.au/itinerary/ ). After 4pm your time is your own. The venue is just a short ride on a shuttle bus into town for shops and restaurants. There is also a free day in the middle some of the previous participants have continued up-skilling with a Batik class or jewelry workshop.
For Australian high school teachers, Asian art is a compulsory part of the curriculum. You can learn about Asian art at the Arma Museum which has an excellent collection of both traditional and contemporary Balinese art and is onsite at our accommodation with free entry to workshop participants.
As a teacher and in addition to your materials kit you will also receive free:-
- A certificate of completion for your PD records.
- A list of lesson plan ideas for high school or primary school.
- A list of different brands of ink and printing products with explanation and cost.
There is also time set aside for teachers away from the rest of the group to discuss the lesson plan ides and talk about their own experiences using linocut in the classroom. this in a valuable opportunity to discuss and share ideas with other teachers from different areas and backgrounds.
Learn a new skill feel inspired to teach after 7 nights in Ubud . A well earned break, some time away from the classroom and a tax deductible expense.
Start the year feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.