This years conference is unfortunately sold out.
The 2016 ATAI annual Teacher Professional Network conference is taking place on the evening of Friday 23rd September and all day Saturday 24th, at the Glenroyal Hotel in Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
A limited amount of discounted rooms for Friday and Saturday night are available on a first-come first-served basis:
Bed & Breakfast (including use of leisure centre)
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To avail of the discount, please ring or email the Glenroyal Hotel directly (please note the discount is not applicable if you book via the website or a 3rd party) and quote this reference number:
Phone: +353 1 629 0909
Art Matters: Artist – Teacher – Activist
This year, we have a really exciting lineup to reflect our theme, which is all about the energy and passion that art teachers bring to their classrooms and the subject. We’re focusing on the whole person, as artist, teacher and activist, by which we mean: reigniting our passion for the subject and its value at second level; inspiring each other to be the best we can be as artists, designers and craftspeople – and passing this passion on to our students, giving them the skills and abilities to process their ideas, make mistakes and challenge themselves.
Conference running order
- 6pm: Registration & workshop booking
- 6.45 – 8.45pm: Puca Puppets shadow puppet & set design workshop with Niamh Lawlor
- 9pm: finger food
- 9.15 -10.15pm:Art Quiz
*Water, paper and pens available at each table throughout day
8.30 – 9 am: Registration & workshop booking
9am – 9.15am: Opening address
9.15 – 10.00: Keynote: Susan M. Coles, Artist & Arts, Creativity & Educational Consultant.
10 – 10.45: Art History: Dr. Angela Griffith, TCD
10.45 – 11.15am: break
11.15am – 12pm: Artist as teacher: Prof. Dervil Jordan, NCAD
12-12.45pm: Joe Caslin, Artist
12.45 – 1.15pm: Panel Q&A with Mark Ewart, Crawford College of Art
1.15 – 2.15pm: Lunch
2.20 – 3.20pm: Workshops
3.30 – 4.20pm: Workshops
(Workshops to include: restorative practice, calligraphy, art history with practical resources – full details of all our workshops will follow soon)
- 4.30 – 5.15pm: Raffle, prizes for voted best JC & LC student works, Launch #stateoftheart; Closing address
You can expect the same excellent exhibitors and organisations from previous years, with a particular emphasis on 3rd level courses available to your students.
Nadine McDonogh Cunningham
The Art Teachers’ Association of Ireland