Learning Revolution Festival In October 2009, the Campaign for Drawing played a major role in The Learning Revolution Festival, a celebration of learning for pleasure.
The Campaign supported sixteen organisations with expertise in running Big Draw events to act as Drawing Inspiration Groups for less experienced organisers.
Together they devised activities that extended informal adult learning provision in locations such as shopping centres, sheltered accommodation, town and community centres, doctors’ surgeries, parks, pubs, travellers’ sites and galleries.
TEA (drawing as Thinking, Expression and Action) The TEA! programme is a collaboration between the Campaign for Drawing, the National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD) and the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS). It has been made possible by a grant from the Helen Rachael Mackaness Trust.
Its basis is action research, concerned with changing and improving professional practice. Investigation allows experiment. Case studies provide evidence. Peer review ensures exchanges of experience and ideas, and opportunities for reflection and evaluation. Training days provide stimulus and a framework for change, and encourage teachers to be articulate about their practice.
Eileen Adams and Susan Coles lead the programme. If you want to know more about it, please contact Susan email@example.com Eileen will edit short vignettes of the case studies prepared by teachers participating in the programme, and during the next twelve months these will appear on this website. In the autumn 2013, a resource for secondary art teachers will be produced to support the use of drawing as a medium for learning in secondary schools.