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The Tasmanian Art Teachers' Association provides art education advice, information and assistance to members. TATA advocates for the Visual Art education sector in relation to policy and curriculum development to build social capital through quality art education.



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Artwork by Piper Newman
(Grade 10 Riverside High School)

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TATA serves members who are specialist art teachers; educators who teach art; student art teachers and professionals engaged in art education.

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August 3rd, 10:24 am

Tasmanian Art Teachers - TATA

Look at all of our upcoming free open classroom events!

Check our Facebook page to find out more!

We are so excited to have a wealth of wonderful colleagues, who are willing to run opportunities for all teachers to discover new lessons ideas and techniques in the coming weeks!

As everyone comes to grips with the year that has been 2020, it's always calming to know that we are all in this together and that help is just a webconference away! ūüôā

It was fantastic to see a rich sense of collegiality between the art teachers in attendance at our first open classroom event, and we are eager to continue to spread the love at our upcoming events!

We hope to see you tomorrow afternoon and at all the afternoons in the next few weeks!
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August 3rd, 10:10 am

Tasmanian Art Teachers - TATA

Tuesday 4th August (tomorrow afternoon) at 3:30pm, we have our second free open classroom webseminar!

This week's seminar will be led by Jan Hogan and will provide an updated insight into the current courses available for students to study at the University of Tasmania. The seminar will also feature a look at a unit example that can be used from Grade 9-onwards.

Tune in to the seminar at: utas.zoom.us/j/96282154656#success

And if you would like to access Jan's resources after the seminar and you aren't already a member of TATA, head to: tata.org.au/membership/ and join up today!
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TATA Upcoming Events

Open Classroom Professional Learning Week 3 Term 3, 2020

August 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Open Classroom Host: Jan Hogan Topic: Update on the Art School at UTAS - Inveresk and Hobart studios are being brought into alignment offering courses in 5 major studios; Painting, Printmaking & Drawing, Sculpture & Time based media, Photography, Object & Furniture.  An example of a task from one the core units in Critical Practices will be provided to demonstrate how theory and practice are being combined.  It will also be an activity to be used in the classroom from grade 9 on. I am looking forward to sharing my classroom and practice with you all. Please note that I intend for my TATA virtual Open Classroom session to be recorded in zoom. The recording will be published in the 'Members Only' content section of the Tasmanian Art Teachers Association website, and made available for TATA members only to access."

Open Classroom Professional Learning Week 4 Term 3, 2020

August 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Open Classroom Host: Miriam Berkery, The Friends School Topic: A focus on Ceramics; An introduction to a working Ceramics classroom. Come and check out how the studio is set up, useful tools and equipment and have a look at some examples of programs and projects for Year 8, that help build skills and design thinking. "I am looking forward to sharing my classroom and practice with you all. Please note that I intend for my TATA virtual Open Classroom session to be recorded in zoom. The recording will be published in the 'Members Only' content section of the Tasmanian Art Teachers Association website, and made available for TATA members only to access."

Open Classroom Professional Learning Week 5 Term 3, 2020

August 19 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Open Classroom Host: Katie¬†Wightman, Kings Meadows¬†High School Topic:¬†An introduction to Microsoft Teams for collaborative planning,¬†Year¬† 7-10 Visual Art Units in Canvas with a focus on course flow and feedback through the program.   "I am looking forward to sharing my classroom and practice with you all. Please note that I intend for my TATA virtual Open Classroom session to be recorded in zoom. The recording will be published in the 'Members Only' content section of the Tasmanian Art Teachers Association website, and made available for TATA members only to access."

Open Classroom Professional Learning Week 6 Term 3, 2020

August 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Open Classroom Host: Mel Heathorn, Sacred Heart School Topic: How to utilise the primary classroom space.  Explore and share a unit of screen printing. "I am looking forward to sharing my classroom and practice with you all. Please note that I intend for my TATA virtual Open Classroom session to be recorded in zoom. The recording will be published in the 'Members Only' content section of the Tasmanian Art Teachers Association website, and made available for TATA members only to access."

Open Classroom Professional Learning Week 7 Term 3, 2020

September 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Open Classroom Host: Hannah Derbyshire, Prospect High School Topic: Altered Book Pages- 9/10 scope and sequence for developing skills working with the Visual Art process to plan and create artworks that demonstrate  and express student ideas. Students interpret and respond to text on the book page to create a theme or idea- using repetitive language, single words, poem or prose. Students explore the work of Tom Phillips. Plus sharing of learning space and resources. "I am looking forward to sharing my classroom and practice with you all. Please note that I intend for my TATA virtual Open Classroom session to be recorded in zoom. The recording will be published in the 'Members Only' content section of the Tasmanian Art Teachers Association website, and made available for TATA members only to access."


NEW Teaching Resource: On Albatross Island

On Albatross Island drawings by Richard Wastell

Check out the "On Albatross Island" exhibition. This online gallery has been developed to accompany the On Albatross Island Education Kit.

The On Albatross Island Education Kit has been developed by art education specialists from the Tasmanian Art Teachers Association (TATA) in collaboration with Art Education Australia (AEA), and consultation with a range of education and cultural community and Arts industry stakeholders.

Professional Learning at MONA + Hadley's Art Prize RESOURCE 

Art Teachers from all over Tasmania participated in the MONA Professional Learning event in March 2018. Participants indulged in complex discussions about the current and future states of Arts Education in Tasmania and viewed exciting resources, such as: The Hadley's Art Prize Education Kit.

"Aligned with the Australian Curriculum, it has been developed by art education specialists in partnership with the Hadley’s Art Prize curator, and is endorsed by Art Education Australia, the peak national professional association that supports and promotes art education at all levels within Australia. Schools groups are encouraged to use the Education Kit and visit the finalists’ exhibition." - Hadley's Art Prize

Keep an eye out for more PL opportunities via our website and Facebook page.

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Gallery "Body of work"




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