AHiS with Leighton House Museum: Islamic Art Study Day
Oct
9
9:00 AM09:00

AHiS with Leighton House Museum: Islamic Art Study Day

AHiS with Leighton House Museum:

Study Day for Teachers and Sixth Form Students exploring a range of Islamic Art

Aimed at teachers and students of the new Edexcel Global A-level syllabus, this day will focus on key works on the syllabus (Art & Nature, Art & Identities, and Art & War) from Mughal miniatures, to the architecture of Sinan, to contemporary images of the veil as well as exploring Orientalism in the context of Leighton House itself.

 

Provisional Programme:

9.30 Registration and coffee

10.00 Welcome by Charlotte Villiers

10.05 Melanie Gibson, Trustee of Leighton House and associate lecturer, Courtauld Institute: Introduction to Islamic Arts

10.30 Susan Stronge, Senior Curator, Asia Department, Victoria & Albert Museum: Mughal Miniatures

11.15 The architecture of Miman Sinan

12.00 Lunch break (and opportunity to explore the house)

12.45 Gender and Contemporary Islamic Representation - tbc

13.30 Introduction to Calligraphy, and calligraphy workshop in the studio

14.45 Tea break

15.00 Daniel Robbin, Senior Curator, Leighton House: Orientalism, Lord Leighton and his collection

16.00 End

 

Paid tickets will be reimbursed upon attendance. Donations to the charity are welcome. Suggested donations from private sector: £15 per person.

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AHiS with the Sir John Soane Museum - Study Day & Emily Allchurch Exhibition
Jul
11
1:30 PM13:30

AHiS with the Sir John Soane Museum - Study Day & Emily Allchurch Exhibition

A study day for Art History students and teachers.

Programme:

1.00 – Registration & welcome

1.10 - Introduction to the museum and Sir John Soane as an architect

1.25 – Group 1 – tour of the house / Group 2 – Emily Allchurch exhibition viewing & sketching session

2.05 – Group 1 – Emily Allchurch exhibition viewing & sketching session / Group 2 tour of the house

2.45 – Short break

3.00 – Emily Allchurch talking about her work

4.00 – Plenary discussion, ending by 4.15

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AHiS with The Ashmolean Museum - Study Day for A-Level Art History Teachers
Jun
20
9:45 AM09:45

AHiS with The Ashmolean Museum - Study Day for A-Level Art History Teachers

This day will provide an opportunity for teachers to meet together towards the end of the first year of teaching the new History of Art syllabus. The focus will be on marking and assessing a full range of questions. Materials from the Pearson website (Edexcel AS and A level History of Art 2017 | Pearson qualifications) will be used, alongside other sample answers from Year 12 students provided by Art History in Schools. The event will be hosted by Kate Fisher, Cheltenham Ladies College. This event includes the opportunity to visit the current exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, America's Cool Modernism.

To help us plan the session, upon booking your ticket please email info@arthistoryinschools.org.uk with the themes and periods you are studying. (Themes: Nature/War/Identities / Periods: Renaissance/Baroque/C19th/1900-39/1960- 2015).

Venue: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Cost: Free of charge, donations welcome

Booking Deadline: Tuesday 12th June 2018

Programme:

09.45 Arrival, registration, coffee.

10.00-11.00: Session 1 - Themes (divide into groups): Opportunity to raise queries about sub-categories, share case studies and details of critical texts.

Break

11.30 - 12.30: Session 2 - Periods (divide into groups): Opportunity to raise queries about sub-categories, share case studies and details of critical texts.

Lunch in Ashmolean (Cost of lunch not included)

1.30 - 3.00: Session 3 - Close examination of Edexcel exemplar material and moderation of material brought by individual teachers for discussion

3.00 - 4.20: Session 4 - Opportunity to visit current exhibitionAmerica’s Cool Modernism (kindly donated by the Ashmolean)

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AHIS with Sherborne: Study Day for Teachers of Edexcel A-Level Art History
Jun
19
9:30 AM09:30

AHIS with Sherborne: Study Day for Teachers of Edexcel A-Level Art History

This day will provide an opportunity for teachers in the South West of England to meet together towards the end of the first year of teaching the new History of Art syllabus. The focus will be on marking and assessing a full range of questions. Materials from the Pearson website (Edexcel AS and A level History of Art 2017 | Pearson qualifications) will be used, alongside other sample answers from Year 12 students provided by Art History in Schools. The event will be hosted by Jonathan Casely, Head of History of Art at Sherborne Girls School.

To help us plan the session, upon booking your ticket please email info@arthistoryinschools.org.uk with the themes and periods you are studying. (Themes: Nature/War/Identities / Periods: Renaissance/Baroque/C19th/1900-39/1960- 2015).

Venue: Beddington Lecture Theatre, Sherborne Girls School, Bradford Rd, Sherborne DT9 3QN

(see directions below)

Cost: Free of charge (donations to Art History in Schools always welcome)

Booking Deadline: Tuesday 12th June 2018

Programme:

09.45: Arrival, registration, coffee

10.00-11.20: Session 1 - Theme 1 (divide into groups)

Break

11.40 - 1.00: Session 2 - Theme 2 (divide into groups)

Lunch: Sandwiches will be provided

1.45 - 3.00: Session 3 - Periods (general discussion)

3.00 - 4.20: Session 4

Directions to Sherborne Girls School

School Office: 01935 812245

Trains: Sherborne is on the London Waterloo - Exeter line. A minibus can meet the 0932 / 0935 arriving trains. Yeovil Pen Mill is on the Bristol - Weymouth line (10 minute taxi ride away)

From the A303 (coming from London/ Andover):

Leave the A303 at the second Wincanton exit, West of Wincanton, sign-posted Sherborne and leading onto the A357. Follow the signs to Sherborne onto the B3145. In Sherborne Turn right at the first set of traffic lights, go straight on at the second set of traffic lights, up the hill and then take the first fork to the left. Sherborne Girls is immediately on your left. The Oxley car park entrance is on your right just after the houses on the right.

From the A30 (coming from Shaftesbury):

At the village of Oborne, stay on the A30 and don’t follow signs for town centre. On reaching Sherborne, go straight on at the first set of traffic lights and straight on at the second set of traffic lights. Go up the hill then take the first fork to the left. Sherborne Girls is immediately on your left. The Oxley car park entrance is on your right just after the houses on the right.

From the A30 (coming from Yeovil):

Allow an extra half hour due to roadworks at the edge of Sherborne. You will find a three-way temporary traffic lights system. Turn right at these lights. Then take the first left (before the foot bridge over the road). Sherborne Girls is immediately on your right. The Oxley car park entrance is on your left, once you have passed the Sports Centre itself.

From the A352 (coming from Dorchester):

On reaching Sherborne on the A352, follow the sign posts to Wincanton, taking you straight on at the first set of traffic lights. After the traffic lights take the first right, after a footbridge over the road. Sherborne Girls is immediately on your right. The Oxley car park entrance is on your left, once you have passed the Sports Centre itself.

Walk towards the Sports Centre and near the entrance is a crossing to cross the road to the school. The Beddington Lecture Theatre is then on your right, a glass atrium on a modern building.

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AHiS with the National Gallery: A-level Art History Teachers Study Day. 'Renaissance in Florence, Rome and Venice 1420-1520'
Jun
13
10:00 AM10:00

AHiS with the National Gallery: A-level Art History Teachers Study Day. 'Renaissance in Florence, Rome and Venice 1420-1520'

Aimed at first time teachers of A-level Renaissance Art History, this day will focus on key
works in the gallery by named artists on the syllabus.

It will include an introduction from Dr Caroline Campbell, Curator of Renaissance Art pre 1500, techniques workshops, and group work in the galleries with National Gallery educators, artists and teachers. 

Coffee and lunch will also be provided.

Please find the programme below. 


The National Gallery have an excellent scope of works to be discussed in line with the syllabus scheme: 

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Morning in Conference Room, Sainsbury Wing:

10.00 Registration

10.15   Caroline Campbell, Head of the Curatorial Department and Curator of Italian Renaissance Paintings pre 1500: Introduction to the Renaissance in Italy and the National Gallery collection

10.45   Materials & Techniques: National Gallery artist’s demonstration workshop on tempera painting

11.30   Coffee, tea and biscuits

12.00   National Gallery Speaker (tbc): Raphael’s drawings with reference to paintings in the National Gallery

12.30   Practical task with National Gallery artist/educator:  Brunelleschi’s and Alberti’s perspective systems linked to NG paintings

13.15  Lunch

Afternoon in the galleries

14.00   Interactive session encouraging discussion in front of paintings in the Sainsbury Wing and main galleries. Working with National Gallery educators in three small groups on key images from the Edexcel syllabus; the three main centres, key artists and types of painting will all be covered.

16.00   Tea and biscuits and plenary discussion.

 

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Art History & Creative Arts Higher Education and Careers Conference and Fair
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Art History & Creative Arts Higher Education and Careers Conference and Fair

AHiS are teaming up with Easel to host this event at the ICA in London.


Saturday 9th June is day for Sixth Form students to discover Art History and the Creative Arts through a series of inspiring seminars, workshops and career talks. This event will provide opportunities for students to learn what these subjects can offer them and to discuss their futures with current Art History and Creative Arts undergraduates and teachers from universities across the UK.

Guest speakers include:

James Fox (University of Cambridge), Jannane Al-Ani (London College of Communication), Gill Perry (Open University), Cadence Kinsey (York University), Natalie Walton (Arts Council Collection)

The day will enable sixth form students to find out about Art History and the Creative Arts, showcasing the unique skills and future opportunities that the study of these subjects can offer. The morning will feature a series of inspiring and informative 30-minute talks by Dr James Fox, artist Jannane Al-Ani, Gill Perry and Cadence Kinsey, as well as a range of arts careers talks, with speakers including Natalie Walton (Arts Council Collection). In the afternoon, the Higher Education & Careers Fair will give students the opportunity to meet undergraduate student representatives from a wide range of Art History and Creative Arts higher education courses across the UK. Also running throughout the afternoon will be a series of workshops including ARTiculation, Art UK, SPoKE, personal statement workshops and more.

 

Programme:

09:00 – Registration and coffee.

09:20 – Welcome from Art History in Schools and Easel

Cinema 1

09:30 – Theresa Morgan: Taster - An Introduction to Art History in Schools

09:45 – James Fox (University of Cambridge): Art History on Television

10:15 – Jannane Al-Ani (London College of Communication): Telling Tales

10:45 – Refreshment Break

11:00 – Gill Perry (Open University): Fighting for Art History - For 40 Years

11:30 – Cadence Kinsey (York University): Not Just Art, Not Just History

Cinema 2

09:30 - Charlotte Maxwell (Easel): The Easel Initiative: An insight into your future Art Career

09:45 - Natalie Walton (Arts Council England): Arts Council Collection is My Collection

10:15 - Nicolas Oddy (Glasgow School of Art): Thinking About Things

10:45 - Refreshment Break

11:00 - Clem Hitchcock (HENI Talks): Producing and Directing HENI Talks

11.15 - Matthew Sanders (Magic Lantern Arts): Art History: Going Full Circle

11:30 - Emily Medd (British Council): Check it out: A talk on the infinite possibilities of Art History

11:40 - Sarah Davies (A New Direction): Making ways through unknown territory: Navigating a career in the arts

Theatre

12:00 - 16:30 - Higher Education & Careers Fair

Studio

13:00 - Josepha Sanna (ARTiculation): ARTiculation: Discover your inner public speaker

13:30 - Katy Blatt (Godolphin and Latymer School): History of Art Oxbridge Personal Statement Workshop

14:00 - Laura Woodfield (Art UK): Write on Art Workshop

14:30 - Tea Break

15:00 - Michelle Salamon (Central Saint Martins): UAL Art Portfolio Workshop

15.30 - Tom Parsons (St. Mary's School, Ascot): SPoKE Art Documentary Film Competition

16:30 - Close

 

* Please note that unfortunately we are unable to provide lunch for this event. However, we encourage attendees to make use of the ICA's Cafe to continue the discussion.

 

Donations

We're asking those who can to make a donation to Art History in Schools. A donation enables us to ensure Art History is made available to more young people from diverse backgrounds in the UK. The suggested donation amount is £50.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE.

 

About the speakers:

DR JAMES FOX

Dr James Fox is British art historian and BAFTA nominated broadcaster. He is a Research Fellow in History of Art at the University of Cambridge, specialising in 20th century art. Fox is also a BBC Arts television presenter, with past programmes including "The Art of Japanese Life" (2017), "Who’s Afraid of Conceptual Art?" (2016) and "A History of Art in Three Colours" (2012). He was selected as one of Apollo Magazine's '40 Under 40': the 'most talented and inspirational young people who are driving forward the art world today'.

JANNANE AL-ANI

Jannane Al-Ani is an Irish-Iraqi artist, born in Kirkuk, Iraq. She is currently Senior Research Fellow at the University of the Arts London. Working with photography, film and video, Al-Ani has an ongoing interest in discussions around identity and the documentary tradition, through intimate recollections and more official accounts. Her work also engages with the landscape of the Middle East, its archaeology and its visual representation. Solo exhibitions of her work have been shown at Tate Britain, London (2005) and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (1999). 

GILL PERRY

Gill Perry is an Emeritus Professor of Art History at the Open University and was head of the department of History of Art from 2005-2008. She is Chair of the Open Arts Archive, a major website and archive which stores collaborative events and art projects organized by the Open University and fifteen collaborating museums and galleries across the UK. Her publications include Primitivism, Cubism, Abstraction: The Early Twentieth Century (1993).

CADENCE KINSEY

Cadence Kinsey is a lecturer in History of Art at York University, specalising in Recent and Contemporary Art. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s "Street Art" series. Her research centres on the histories of art and technology, as well as live art and performance from the 1960s to today. Prior to joining York University, she taught undergraduate and postgraduate modules at UCL, the Courtauld Institute of Art, Slade School of Fine Art and Imperial College London.

 

FAQs

Who is this event for?

This event is for sixth form students from all backgrounds and schools who are interested in future careers or higher education courses in Art History or the Creative Arts. It is also for teachers of these disciplines, art history undergraduates and other members of the public who would like to benefit from a broader understanding of higher education and career opportunities in Art History and the Creative Arts.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us via email at info@arthistoryinschools.org.uk

How do I get there?

Click here to view the available transport links. The nearest underground stations are Charing Cross (Northern/Bakerloo Lines & National Rail) and Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly/Bakerloo Lines). 

Is the venue accessible to all?

Click here to view advice on access to the ICA. Please contact us if you're worried about access requirements by emailing info@arthistoryinschools.org.uk   

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AHiS with the National Gallery: Teachers Evening for 'Art & Nature' – Monet and Architecture
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

AHiS with the National Gallery: Teachers Evening for 'Art & Nature' – Monet and Architecture

Guest Curator, Professor Richard Thomson from the University of Edinburgh School of Fine Art will discuss highlights of the 'Monet & Architecture' exhibition.

The show includes more than 70 paintings, many of which relate to the Edexcel A-level theme of 'Art & Nature'.  Teachers will then be able to visit the exhibition in small groups. This event is free of charge but booking is essential.


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AHiS STUDY DAY FOR A-LEVEL ENGLISH LITERATURE TEACHERS: USING VISUAL STIMULI FOR SUCCESSFUL LINEAR LEARNING
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

AHiS STUDY DAY FOR A-LEVEL ENGLISH LITERATURE TEACHERS: USING VISUAL STIMULI FOR SUCCESSFUL LINEAR LEARNING

Join us for a CPD day for A-level English Literature teaching focused on including art and art history skills into the syllabus to enhance your student’s learning experience. Using both visual and literary skills, the day will offer a toolkit for the new linear A-level provided by teaching specialists. The day will give you case studies and take-away resources to stimulate your students to be active learners.

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AHiS with Oxford Brookes University: Study Day for Sixth Form students and teachers to celebrate AA XX 100: AA Women in Architecture 1917-2017
Dec
6
11:30 AM11:30

AHiS with Oxford Brookes University: Study Day for Sixth Form students and teachers to celebrate AA XX 100: AA Women in Architecture 1917-2017

"The story of women at the Architectural Association is at once a history of women’s presence within a very particular educational institution, a history of women’s presence within the architectural profession and a part of the history of twentieth-century architecture in both Britain and the wider world. The exhibition explores this story and begins with ‘1917’ – a section that focuses on women’s admittance, the first students, their training and early work, and continues with a series of displays that set contemporary and historic examples side by side."



Our schedule is as follows: 

11.30:  Registration and coffee for Teachers’ Sessions

12.00:  Elizabeth Darling and Lynne Walker (curators of AA XX 100) Introduction to the Architectural Association exhibition

12.30:  Teachers’ Group 1: Caroline Osborne (Art History teacher & EPQ Co-ordinator Godolphin and Latymer School, Trustee AHiS) and Kate Healy (Historian and EPQ Co-Ordinator): The Extended Project Qualification – artefacts and essays on architecture OR Teachers’ Group 2: Tour of exhibition with Manijeh Verghese (AA tutor and architect) and Elizabeth Darling

13.15:  Teachers’ Group 1: Tour of exhibition with Lynne Walker OR Teachers’ Group 2: Matt Bunning (Head of Art, St Paul’s Girls School) Bringing Architecture into the Art Room

14.00:  (Lunch – not provided, but room available for packed lunch)

14.20:  Registration for Students’ Session (and teachers)

14.30:  Student/Teacher session: Elizabeth Darling (Curator AA XX 100, and      Reader in Architectural History Oxford Brookes University) Women Architects as Social Activists

15.00:  Students’ tour of exhibition with Manijeh Verghese (AA tutor and architect) and Ed Bottoms (AA archivist)

15.30: Tea break

15.45:  Workshops on key topics/architects (including the 1951 Festival of Britain; and the work of Amanda Levete; the work of Zaha Hadid tbc)

17.00:  Plenary discussion and end by 17.15


 

If you're interested in our events you can:  


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‘Representing Partition: India and Pakistan' Study Afternoon for teachers and students
Nov
20
1:15 PM13:15

‘Representing Partition: India and Pakistan' Study Afternoon for teachers and students

Join us for a study afternoon looking at South Asian art and two themes from the
new global 2017 Art History A Level specification: ‘Identities in art and architecture’
and ‘War in art and architecture’.

Places may be reserved by contacting the curator, Cleo Roberts at cr566@cam.ac.uk


In association with the exhibition ‘Representing Partition India and Pakistan’ at
Wolfson College, University of Cambridge supported by The Paul Mellon Centre for
Studies in British Art, art historian and curator Cleo Roberts will introduce works
from the specified architect Edwin Lutyens and pieces from UK collections:
Bichitr, Shah Jahan receives his sons, 1628 (Royal Collection) and Elephant Armour,
1600 (Royal Armouries, Leeds).

There will also be an opportunity for hands-on
exploration of related pieces from the Centre of South Asian Studies archive.


1.30pm – 2.15pm : An introduction to South Asian art and exploration of key works
from the themes ‘Identities in art and architecture’ and ‘War in art and architecture’
2.15pm-2.30pm : Break
2.30pm-3.00pm : Hands- on exploration of archival items.



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