Taking the Visual Arts
Taking the Visual Arts Outdoors: Secondary is an online course which explores what makes the outdoors different for an artist, learning from those who use the outdoor environment for their materials or their canvas.
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About this course
The ever-changing nature of the outdoors provides us with a multitude of themes for visual arts, serving as a rich source of inspiration for secondary art lessons. School grounds provide us with diverse ways to teach and a unique space in which creativity can be encouraged and displayed.
Through taking the visual arts outdoors, educators can support children and young people’s artistic development by giving pupils the freedom to be expressive, to experiment, to look at things differently.
Taking the Visual Arts Outdoors: Secondary will introduce you to new ideas, research, and practice to help develop your confidence in an outdoor learning setting. During this online course, you will:
- Explore visual-arts opportunities that engage pupils with and in the outdoor environment of school grounds
- Learn about and from artists who use the outdoor environment as their inspiration, canvas or materials
- Be inspired by the potential that the outdoor environment provides for creative and innovative visual arts
- Develop a knowledge of visual arts skills and techniques that you can use with your pupils outdoors
About our online training
Completing one of our online training courses will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to reap the benefits of outdoor learning and play in your practice.
Created by experts who understand the challenges and barriers you face, each course includes interactive elements, carefully curated resources, action research opportunities, and moments for professional reflection.
We know that local context is important so, instead of providing you with one toolkit, our online courses include a range of ideas and readings, giving you the freedom to focus on the aspect of outdoor learning and play that you find most important.
Our online training courses have been designed as a stepping stone to developing your outdoor learning and play practice. View more courses below or visit our main training page to browse our full range of online and in-person training courses.