Back to Foundation: Professional Development for Art Educators

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Those who teach, do!

Important Update: It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to postpone our Professional Development for Art Educators course until Summer 2021. Please email if you would like to be added to the list for next summer.

What you’ll learn: Undertake key activities taken from PCA’s Foundation Year curriculum in order to better understand what your students will be expected to do during their first year of university; draw upon the rich cultural landscape of Paris and dedicate time to your own artistic practices; seek inspiration from your peers in arts education from all over the world; acquire an arsenal of new activities and lesson ideas to bring back to your classroom; insider knowledge to guide students through the portfolio development and college application process

Course highlight: ‘Walking as Thinking’ – After a free-form walk in the city, students will return to the studio to create a small booklet from the images and words collected during their walk.

Prerequisites: Current secondary school art teacher

Level: College & Continuing Education

When: Session 1B (June 22 – June 26, 2020), Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Tuition Fees: €500 *

*Please note: This course is a 1-week intensive professional development course meant for secondary school teachers. In order to make the course as accessible as possible to educators, the tuition fees will cover only the cost of running the course, and lunch will be provided every day. Talk to your school administration or local department of education to find out about receiving funding for professional development. Accommodation is not provided during the course, but feel free to reach out to for suggestions and housing resources.

Interview with Chloé Briggs

Click to hear Head of Foundation Chloé Briggs discuss finding a balance as an "artist-teacher" and her motivations for guiding educators "Back to Foundation" this summer.