Facilitated by Mandy Jakich
Mandy has taught in Primary and Intermediate schools for more than 25 years, was an Art Educator at Auckland Art Gallery for 4 years, is the Founder and CEO of Creative Matters, the host of the Creative Matters Podcast and is a practising artist.
She has facilitated visual arts courses for 8 years in Primary and Intermediate schools around Auckland, online with teachers around NZ, with beginning teachers at Kohia Centre - University of Auckland and with teachers in the holidays at Studio One, Toi Tu.
"The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it’s to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel they’re valued"
Sir Ken Robinson
Our PLD motivates, empowers and enables primary teachers to teach visual arts in a way that stimulates their students to think creatively, giving children rich opportunities to:
feel good about themselves
share, respond and reflect
connect with other parts of the curriculum
communicate and interpret
create unique artworks
develop art making skills and techniques
show their individuality and have ownership over their work