Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Reflective and creative writing

BAAT NATE Agenda

4th October 2017

Manchester Art Gallery. 



10am 

Introductions and writing process discussion. Sharing knowledge of ‘signs of safety’ and peoples experience of this new tool that Manchester social services is implementing. 

10.30am 
Visit to the exhibitions 

Hetain Patel, Don’t look at the finger. ‘Bolton born Hetain Patel uses humour and the languages of popular culture and explores fantasy through a domestic lens.

Mehreen Murtaza and her installation focussed on ‘plant behaviour, communication and consciousness.’

Neha Choksi, Faith in friction. ‘In her new work Choksi tests her belief that to learn to be oneself, one always needs others.’

11.15am  

Tea and coffee break

11.30am

Reflective and creative writing workshop. Published author and creative writing teacher Mickela Sonola will deliver a writing workshop exploring the themes of fact and fiction, and the space in-between. Springboarding from the themes of the exhibitions we will explore creative non fiction such as memoir, personal essay, autobiography and other forms of artistic self expression. Using a variety of prompts to inspire creative and reflective writing processes. We will explore fictional devices to reveal our truths… and we can use this form of writing to reveal what we are thinking, feeling… this can be a powerful tool for self reflection.(People will be asked to share what they have written, yet you can choose not to if you would rather not)

There is no such thing as autobiography, only art and lies.’  Jeanette Winterson

1.30pm  

Lunch break

2.30pm 

Art making in response to the days events. 

3.15pm

Reflections and discussion 

4pm 

The end of the day 


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Words, stories and metaphor





NATE Agenda, Manchester Art Gallery, 15/07/17


10am - Introductions and sharing of poetry and short stories.

11.am - Visit to the Shirley Baker exhibition ‘Women and children; and loitering men’

12pm - Lunch

1pm - Geraldine Shiels will be delivering the workshop ‘It’s all in the story’ Creating metaphors to convey a message.

3pm - Art making in response to the day.

3.45 - Reflections 

4pm - The end of the day 




Friday, 31 March 2017

Sandtrays, symbols and small worlds


BAAT NATE SIG 
Manchester Art Gallery
01/04/2017

Agenda

10am
Introductions

10.30am
Sandtray exercise, reflective practice. 

11.15am
Break 

11.30am
Exhibition viewing, the whole gallery, choosing an object/image. 

12.30pm
Sandtray exercise, using sand in supervision.

1.15pm
Lunch

2.15pm
Art making in response to the day. 

3.15pm
Discussion and reflections

4pm
The end of the day

Please remember to bring with you three small objects/symbols of your choice. I look forward to seeing you all. 

Friday, 24 February 2017

Self-Care and restorative practice

BAAT - NATE SIG Meeting
Manchester Art Gallery 
19th November 2016


Agenda

10am
Introductions, Self-Care and restorative practice discussion. Do schools provide a healthy, safe working environment? Is self-care and restorative practice encouraged in schools and other settings we work in? Should we encourage and advise on this?

Self care exercises throughout the day.
11.15am
Break

11.30am
Wish dolls workshop led by Sharon Herriot. Sharon kindly offered to share the practice of making wish dolls with us. 

1pm
Lunch break

2pm
Visit to the exhibitions, ‘Goodbye To All That’ and ‘Fashion and freedom’

2.30pm
Art making in response to the day

3.30pm
Reflective time and discussion.

4pm
End of the day