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Past event

How to Run Artist-Led Workshops for Young People: Tips and Secrets

1 November 2020

Artist Gabby O’Connor runs a practical hands-on workshop for fellow artists who are interested in leading workshops in galleries, museums, schools, and other community settings. Find out more about sharing your skills as an artist. O'Connor will take participants through some approaches to teaching and communicating and provide tips on how to design an effective workshop. Activities will include close-looking at an artwork and a range of exercises in 2D and 3D. Join City Gallery and a network of Wellington artists who are interested in working with young people. 

Gabby O’Connor is an artist, researcher, educator, and PhD candidate who has run workshops for children for twenty years. Her art practice operates across multiple disciplines and audiences, and frequently involves collaboration and co-creation with primary-school students, communities, and scientists. In twelve recent projects, she worked with over 5,000 students in over fifty workshops and schools. Her current research uses art as a delivery system for climate-change and marine-science research. She has also run the popular Craft Camp holiday programme at a number of venues including City Gallery Wellington.