Teacher Development Course: Harmony Programme

Subject: Teacher Development
Dates: 21 October 2019 - 24 October 2019
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Leila Dear
Full course
£ 480
Autumn, 21 October
£ 130
Winter, 22 October
£ 130
Spring, 23 October
£ 130
Summer, 24 October
£ 130

Our Harmony teachers development workshops are an integrated educational programme based on themes inspired by the book Harmony: A New Way of Looking at our World by HRH The Prince of Wales. This course is aimed at primary and early secondary level teachers, but the subjects covered will be of interest to anyone looking to explore the connections between art, maths and science!

In conjunction with dynamic workshop experiences, all programme participants receive a unique package of inspirational teaching resources which respond to the requirements of the UK National Curriculum.

Choose one or more sessions, or attend all four sessions from 21 - 24 October.

Date Location
Monday, 21 October, 10:30 - 17:30 Autumn Explore the themes of harvest, cycles and sustainability. Discover the sources and science of pigments and learn to make your own dyes and paint. Participants will receive the Autumn volume of our Harmony teachers’ guides. This guide includes classroom activities, lesson plans and project plans that link skills across the curriculum.
Tuesday, 22 October, 10:30 - 17:30 Winter Explore crystal structure, snowflakes, pattern recognition, and development. Learn geometry skills and learn how to use tiling and tessellation as a basis for impressive classroom art projects. Participants will receive the Winter volume of our Harmony teachers’ guides. This guide includes classroom activities, lesson plans and project plans that link skills across the curriculum.
Wednesday, 23 October, 10:30 - 17:30 Spring Investigate principles of growth, life cycles, stylisation, light and colour. Develop observation and design skills through botanical drawing. Explore how these principles were expressed in the stylised symmetries found in tiles and stained-glass window designs. Participants will receive the Spring volume of our Harmony teachers’ guides. This guide includes classroom activities, lesson plans and project plans that link skills across the curriculum.
Thursday, 24 October, 10:30 - 17:30 Summer Engage with structural geometry and collaborative building activities. Build domes, fly kites, study bubble formation, and explore the geometry of sun and shadows. Participants will receive the Summer volume of our Harmony teachers’ guides. This guide includes classroom activities, lesson plans and project plans that link skills across the curriculum.

Inspirational Teaching Resources

Resource guides contain information pages, activity pages, lesson plans and project plans to provide an exciting and creative art-based learning framework to explore subject-specific knowledge set in meaningful cross-curricular contexts.

• Over 200 pages of richly illustrated teacher resources in four volumes.

• Seasonally themed lesson plans

• Subject-specific knowledge in meaningful cross-curricular contexts

• Collaborative learning projects

• Connections to maths, science and foundation subjects at Key Stages 1-3

• Exciting and creative art-based activities

These seasonally-themed resources explore the order of nature, principles of sustainability and the qualities of harmony by integrating subject areas across the national curriculum.

• Autumn: Harvest; cycles and sustainability; the sources and science of pigments, dyes and paint

• Winter: Crystals, snowflakes, geometry, pattern recognition and development, tiling and tessellation

• Spring: principles of growth, life cycles, seeds, botanical investigation, light and colour

• Summer: Structural geometry, collaborative building, kites, bubbles, flowers and fruit

This programme has been piloted in several schools over the past five years.

Who is this course for?

Primary and early secondary level teachers, parents, art educators, and anyone looking to explore the connections between art, maths and science!

What should I bring?

All materials are included in the course fee. Each participant will receive a copy of each of the Four Seasons workbooks for each day that they attend. Those who attend all four days will also receive a certificate of attendance.

What days do I attend?

Choose one or more sessions, or attend all four sessions from 21 - 24 October.

Do you offer concessions?

Concessions are not available for these courses.

What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

You can view our policy here.

The School reserves the right to discontinue or suspend a Course up to fourteen (14) calendar days before the advertised start date of the Course.

By booking this course, you agree to our terms and conditions.

Tutor biography

Leila Dear

Leila Dear is an artist working with traditional craft techniques and materials to explore patterns inspired by the Islamic tradition and natural forms. Leila trained in geometry, ceramics and painting at The Prince's School of Traditional Art, completing the MA program in 2012. She is now a key member of PSTA’s China research team.