Speakers Confirmed for Primary Art Conference

Published: 14th May 2018

We’ve been busy making plans for the PATERN Conference. PATERN stands for  the Primary Art Teacher and Educator Regional Network, a newly formed and influential network ran by teachers for teachers.

Why is The Customs House Hosting This Primary Art Conference?

The Primary Art Teacher and Education Network conference is a chance to develop your confidence and expertise linked to primary art, craft and design. The conference is ideal for teachers, teaching assistants, school leadership, and governors. It is suitable for teachers from SEND settings, primary and middle schools.

The conference is the idea of Susan Coles and Paul Carney two highly respected and experienced arts educators and Elizabeth Kane Learning Officer here at The Customs House. We meet to hear about the newly formed group PATERN. We thought this conference would address a gap we saw in the provision of professional development opportunities for primary teachers.

Primary Teachers Inspiring Primary Teacher: Keynote Speakers and New Contributor Confirmed…

We are thrilled to announce Gomersal Primary School are our keynote speakers. Headteacher Melanie Cox and the SLE art teacher Mandy Barrett will talk about their vision and ambition for their children’s art education. This includes the formation of their student Art Council. Pupils from Gomersal recently visited Westminster to talk about the importance of art in their school. To find out more see  http://gomersalprimaryschoolart.blogspot.co.uk/.

Cheryl Stanley, a specialist primary art teacher at the Welbeck Academy, Newcastle will lead our session about Creative Curriculum Design. Review your school’s existing art, craft and design curriculum. Hear about examples of best practice and develop your curriculum to match the needs of your learners.

Local Arts Organisations Taking Part and Sharing Information About Their Inspiring Primary Education Offers

We can also confirm The Laing Art Gallery learning team based in Newcastle will join Susan Coles leading our  session exploring ‘What is Art?’

Over lunch there will be a chance to talk to arts educators from Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums (The Laing and Shipley Art Galleries), Sunderland Culture Company (Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art and The National Glass Centre), Culture Bridge North East and Durham Light Infantry Collection.

Book Now

This is the first primary art teacher conference in the North East in over a decade. The conference can only go ahead if we meet minimum numbers. Book your place now: https://www.customshouse.co.uk/exhibition/patern-regional-conference/  We will review bookings on Friday 25th May.

Primary Art Teacher Educator Regional Network

Conference outline.