StandOutEdu

ART & ENVIRONMENT

ABOUT

Art and Environment is a course addressed to anyone who would like to enrich their repertoire of teaching techniques and ideas and anyone interested in learning how to teach art in schools, VET Centres and Adult education centres through the utilization of the natural, social and cultural environment. The course will be based on artistic practices and pedagogical approaches, aiming at the qualitative improvement of teaching and learning processes that stimulate learners’ creativity and imagination through the use of the environment.


The participants will develop creativity through a range of environmental activities related to art. They will be involved in first-hand experiences and use the environment in their artwork and improve their ability to utilize natural materials, tools, and techniques arising from natural resources to express themselves in an artistic way. They develop increasing confidence in the use of natural, historic and social environments in their artistic expressions and foster an enjoyment and appreciation of the arts and a knowledge of artists, craftspeople and designers, who used the environment as an artistic expression means. The course will include several outdoor experiential modules (Kape Gkreko-by the sea or Troodos Mountain Range) combined with lectures from educators, environmental and art specialists.

Indicative Training Program (Day by Day)

Day 1
  1. Welcome addressed to the participants by management
  2. Course outline 
  3. Ice-breaking activities
  4. Introduction to Art and Environment
    • The importance of art in learners' physical, cognitive and emotional development
    • The relation between art and environment
Day 2
  1. Art and Skill Development through environmental experiences (Part 1):
    • Motor Skills
    • Language Development
    • Decision Making
    • Visual Learning
  2. Art and Skill Development through environmental experiences (Part 2):
    • Inventiveness
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Improved Academic Performance
Day 4
  1. Study visit to the forest! Artistic expression games! (Part 1)
  2. Study visit to the forest! Artistic expression games! (Part 2)
Day 3
  1. Artists that use the natural, social, cultural environment for their artistic expressions
  2. Working with a Cypriot artist! Art and environment in practice!
Day 5
  1. Final activities
  2. Evaluation of the course
  3. Diploma awarding

NOTE: Dates and Program may be subject to change

DATES

NOTE:
If you are a group of 4 or more people from the same organization and you don’t see any dates that suit your group,  send us an e-mail with the proposed dates and we will make the appropriate arrangements for you!

Course Packages

€860
    1. Training €380
      • Tuition fee
      • Training material
      • Administration costs
      • Beverages
      • Snacks
      • Certificate of Attendance
    2. Accommodation €480
        • Hotel* room (5 days – 4 nights)
        • Hotel breakfast buffet
        • Hotel complimentary beverages and snacks (24/7)
        • All lunches**
        • Everyday transportation*** to the course venues

*The hotel is 2-stars. However, with all it offers is definitely the best value for money.


** Dinners are not included in the package because some participants choose not to follow our night-outs.


*** Transportation airport-hotel-airport is not included because it is refunded by your organization.

€480
    1. Training €380
      • Tuition fee
      • Training material
      • Administration costs
      • Beverages
      • Snacks
      • Certificate of Attendance
    2. Transportation €100
        • Everyday transportation* to the course venues from our organization’s premises

*Note that it is the participant’s responsibility to get to our organization’s premises

€380
    1. Training €380
      • Tuition fee
      • Training material
      • Administration costs
      • Beverages
      • Snacks
      • Certificate of Attendance

*Note that this package is only suitable for participants who choose to handle their own transportation via car rental as this is the only alternative way to travel to the course venues