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Making Connections
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09 January 2006
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Making Connections professional development embraces a variety of learning styles. Each seminar is led by a Making Connections facilitator, with invited speakers contributing local and national perspectives on the theme. Participants discuss key issues and take part in practical, creative workshops devised by the hosting venue.

Please find more information about these early career day seminars Makers and Making, Including Young People, Working with Schools, Early Years and Families (Wales Only) below. Series discount if you book for three.

Making Connections Seminars – Winter/Spring 2006

North East
Tuesday 24 January National Glass Centre, Sunderland (Makers and Making)
Wednesday 22 February, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle (Including Young People)
Monday 20 March, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (Working with Schools)

South West
Monday 30 January Tate St Ives, Cornwall (Makers and Making)
Monday 27 February Arnolfini, Bristol (Including Young People)
Monday 27 March The Study Gallery, Poole (Working with Schools)

West Midlands
Tuesday 31 January Bilston Craft Gallery, Bilston (Makers and Making)
Wednesday 22 February Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (Including Young People)
Thursday 30 March New Art Gallery Walsall (Working with Schools)

Scotland
Wednesday 25 January National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh (Involving Young People)
Wednesday 8 February The Lighthouse, Glasgow (Makers and Making)
Wednesday March 8, Tollbooth, Stirling (Working with Schools)

Wales
Monday 30 January Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea (Early Years and Families)
Monday 27 February Oriel Ynys Môn, Llangefni (Working with Schools & Cwricwlwm Cymreig)
Wednesday 22 March Aberystwyth Arts Centre (Makers and Making)

All seminars are 10:45am – 4pm and include lunch. Seminars are supported by specially commissioned information packs.

engage is delighted to be working in partnership with the Crafts Council, who have generously supported this fourth series of Making Connections. In producing a specific Makers and Making seminar and toolkit, and explicitly including craft in other areas of the Making Connections programme, engage and the Crafts Council aim to enhance continuing professional development for craft makers and other craft professionals, raise awareness of the application of contemporary craft in museum and gallery education, and broaden the audience for contemporary craft as a whole.

engage is committed to the professional development of gallery education and other professional colleagues in the visual arts, galleries, and education.

For further information please contact [email protected]
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