ArtShift: A Summit for Visual Arts Educators

LEVEL 5, Bahrain
February 14 - 15, 2020

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A new type of professional learning for arts educators in the MENA region.

About this Event

“It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance, and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.” - Henry James

ArtShift is a chance to experience a new and exciting style of professional learning for visual arts educators in the MENA region. With a focus on creation, we will leverage the talent of local artists, participants and other professionals to provide hands-on, studio style learning that is applicable to a wide range of contexts.

Join us for this new arts summit in Bahrain that focuses on practicality, creativity and contemporary teaching practices. Don't miss this chance to network and share with like-minded professionals through snapshots, studio experiences, and deep dives.

Who is it for?

  • Visual arts educators interested in learning, sharing and collaborating with other arts educators in the region
  • Artists from the community interested in sharing with and learning from visual arts educators

What will you do?

  • Collaborate and learn from other arts educators
  • Enjoy short, focused workshops and deep dives on practical applications in the arts
  • Share and explore pedagogy and practices with other arts educators
  • Enjoy a Bahraini experience through one of three excursions

Sharing Format

Snapshots: 5-minute share-outs on new practices, great experiences and exciting opportunities for visual arts classrooms.

Studio Experiences: 50-minute sessions leading others through hands-on experiential learning around pedagogy or creation that are applicable to a range of contexts.

Deep Dives: 90-minute sessions focused on “diving deep” into skills, practices or techniques with a focus on creating a final product through a framework that can be replicated.

What will you walk away with?

  • Collaborative relationships with arts educators in the region
  • Practical learning experiences you can take back to your classroom
  • New resources applicable to your classroom
  • Hands-on experiences to try within your classroom

Art Experiences

Art Galleries of Bahrain: Explore the best art galleries that Bahrain has to offer on a guided tour through this emerging arts scene. Explore a wide range of well-established and small independent art galleries with both Bahraini and international works.

Manama Souq Experience: Travel through narrow alleyways, dive into colorful murals and artwork, and explore an eclectic range of shopping stalls on this beautiful tour through the Manama Souq.

Biking into the Past: Take a stunning bike ride through the history of Bahrain. This tour allows you to envision Bahrain as it once was; a lush, fertile land that was thought of as the original Garden of Eden.