You will can engage in the development of creative skills and practical experiential knowledge and test the difference it may make to the students and to your school through the use of action-based art.
Truth-Dare-Art Social Practice Forum is a regional CPD event, this is not just for art teachers but for anyone who is interested in developing creative ways of teaching their subject’s curriculum.
Join with artists, educators and arts organisations at this cross-disciplinary forum on Friday and Saturday 12/13 July to test new and inspiring approaches to;
- Developing your students’ response-ability to personal and social themes
- Engaging hard-to-reach pupils using creative live-art actions
- Delivering a combined art, citizenship, diversity and ethics curriculum
- Addressing social issues in lesson plans to develop well rounded, confident young people.
This event is hosted by CAS artist Laurence Rushby who is half way through a PhD in creative pedagogies. It is the second event applying her emerging methodology for social action and creative learning.
Can’t commit to two days?
Liberation is a praxis: the action and reflection of men and women upon their world in order to transform it.”― Paulo Freire
Freire’s quote invites reflection on our own ‘response-ability’ towards the issues we identify in our daily life process.
Truth-Dare-Art Social Practice Forum is a mutual learning experience which will equip you with experiential knowledge and creative skills through the powerful use of action-based art. You will test daring-actions and create connections to tackle the issues you care about.
The forum is devised by CAS Artist Laurence Rushby who has a passion for socially engaged art. Amidst working as a teacher, mother, a professional artist and art consultant, whilst also writing a PhD, Laurence has had many opportunities to recognise the power of art as a process for creating change through collaborative action.
Join her as she gathers artists, gallery educators and arts organisations for Truth-Dare-Art in Andover and Southampon for practical experiential learning.
Where: John Hansard Gallery, Education Room
When: 10.30am – 5pm
Address: John Hansard Gallery 142-144 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DU
Where: ‘Love Andover’ Andover Radio Station Community Room
When: 10.00am – 4pm
Address: Andover Radio Station, Portland House 55-57 High Street Andover, Hampshire
Thanks to our project benefactors we can offer you a 2 day ticket for just £30.00 which includes lunch both days. Early bird tickets are available for £25.00.
Feedback from Truth-Dare-Art-1:
“Everything was so useful! An inspirational, change-making and transformative day”.
“The Dare actions were so inspiring!”
“It was great to play, experiment, explore.”
“Loved the structure of the day, with an opportunity to get out!”
We believe in your power to make a difference, and the experience and knowledge you have to share, but none of us can do it alone. And that’s why our cross-disciplinary forum will provide you with a powerful and effective learning experience.
You will be energised, inspired, and supported!
What you can expect
The forum aims to create a bridge between artists, education and community settings, building trust, understanding, and connection.
It will ask;
1. What is the ‘true’ benefit of art in our everyday undertakings (professional or personal)?
2. How can art help us live up to our values in our own jobs, lives, places?
3. How can we maximise, share, transfer these benefits to our schools, communities, places?
4. How can we be the change we want to see?
Laurence will seek feedback from attendees to know how they felt and what they learnt. Through your attendance, you will contribute to Laurence Rushby’s PhD research study into creative pedagogies (Arts University Bournemouth), which hopes to inspire an unprecedented CAS program of educational opportunities. Please note that, for the purpose of research, the event will be recorded (On the day, you will be given a consent form, with an option to opt out of photographic, film and audio recordings if you wish to do so).
The Social Practice Forum offers to energise, inspire and create a supportive network for future actions.
We will create an online resource full of the insights, ideas and recommendations captured on the day which you can come back to and share with your colleagues and future partners. The event will culminate in a publication/report drawing on our accumulated knowledge so you will be able to use to continue the conversation in your workplace and local communities.
Laurence is half way through her PhD research study in creative pedagogies (Arts University Bournemouth) which sees the development and testing of her DARE methodology. DARE uses the pedagogic potential of disruption through live-art actions, inspired by young people’s natural tendency to subvert [materials and ideas] in order to construct a personal and social identity.
Laurence was selected for the CAS Featured Artist Interview in March. Read it here…