On October 18, 2017, 40 participants gathered at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa for an Eduarts Hub. CNAL/RCAA joined with MASC and AOE Arts Council to bring this engaging session of professional development led by Kate Settle and mapping researchers from the Canadian Network for Arts & Learning. Network with your peers to explore collaborative and partnership opportunities with other arts and learning professionals from a variety of sectors.
There was also a presentation and discussion regarding The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning's ‘Mapping Project’ – an innovative digital map representing arts and learning across Ontario. Through focus groups and guided discussion, participants were invited to help guide the development of this vital tool for arts and learning in Ontario.
4:00pm - Welcome & Introductions
4:10pm - Camera 101: Basics and Beyond workshop led by Kate Settle
5:00pm - Mapping focus groups & discussion
5:55pm - Wrap-up & reflection
Hub participants were invited to stay for the opening reception (6:00 - 8:00pm) of the Canadian Network for Arts & Learning's 2017 Conference Celebrating Canadian Diversity to network, enjoy refreshments, a cash bar and multicultural musical performances.
Read the Summary of Findings Report for the English Ottawa Hub.
Kate Settle is the owner and director of Beehive Studio - an art and creative thinking space for children in Ottawa, Canada. Kate is professional photographer and a qualified teacher, with many years experience around the world. Kate's prior experience in International Development and in Education have heavily influenced her artistic life, and lead to the creation of the CLIC Workshops children's photography program (through which she has taught hands on photography skills to over 4,000 children in Ottawa area elementary schools, currently through MASC and at Beehive) Kate believes that, with some basic skills education photography can give huge power to expand children and young peoples communication toolbox. Kate is a parent to two boys, loves print making, playing the recorder (really...) colour, paddling her kayak, and hunting for pebbles on the south coast of England where she grew up.
Kate will lead participants through the basics of using a digital camera, exploring camera use and language, composition and storytelling with images, with a view to introducing these skills to children as part of their ‘arts toolbox’. These skills may be put use in capturing images throughout the conference, which will be collected into a visual summary of the event.
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning is happy to partner with MASC and AOE Arts Council for this Eduarts Hub.
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning is grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for its support of the Eduarts Hub series and mapping project.