University of Brighton Art Teachers Organisation

St Ives beach

Visiting St Ives for artistic inspiration

St Ives has always been recognised throughout modern art history for its artistic inspiration, so it seemed the perfect location for our first UBATO residential trip this February. Attended by UBATO Members as well as a small group of (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE student teachers, the three-day trip was jam-packed with a busy itinerary,…

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group using sewing machines

February workshop

Another hugely successful creative day was held in February at the Falmer campus. Workshops held at the February event included:- stop motion animation blackout poetry block printing an introduction to the darkroom making photograms easy weaving extending continuous line free machine embroidery introducing oil painting to key stage 4 painting with light. We were also…

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photo of the group from above holding up their artwork

Cas Holmes workshop

On Saturday 25 November, the fabulous textile artist, Cas Holmes delivered an artist teacher workshop to UBATO members. The focus of the workshop was working to the theme of ‘improvised sketchbooks’. There was deliberately no prescribed outcome expected from the workshop – the emphasis was on the process of creating, responding and reflecting in an…

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October workshop

We were very excited to welcome back returning and new UBATO members to this year’s first CPD workshop day. What better way to kick start the October half term, than a day to be inspired by new art and design techniques! Nine workshop were on offer throughout the day ranging from glass fusion, gelli printing,…

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the group outside Checkland building with their work

Sarah Graham artist workshop.

We had an amazing day on Saturday at our artist teacher day. The fabulous, photorealist artist Sarah Graham delivered an honest and inspirational workshop for our UBATO members. Sarah is recognised for her sweet paintings and the Kaiser Chiefs album. Sarah started the day speaking about her journey as an artist and how her artwork…

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artwork made from pressed flowers

Inspirational third workshop day

We welcomed 26 art teachers from primary and secondary schools to our third University of Brighton Art Teachers Organisation (UBATO) workshop day on Saturday 20 May. Workshops on offer this time included eco printing, making survival blankets from crisp packets (pictured on the right), scrape painting, figure sculpting, needle felting and fusing fibres. Some of…

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members during the workshop

A successful second workshop day

What an exciting day our second workshop on Saturday 11 February was! Workshops on offer included: Wacky weaving and fabulous fibres Creative Coding STEAM workshop using a newspaper STIX machine Creating glass mosaics becoming familiar with IPAD drawing apps creating an animation using children’s artwork Shibori dying Do It Now Tasks creating abstract art on…

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three teachers during the workshop day

Our first members’ workshop day

On Saturday 22 October we held our first workshop day for the 33 UBATO members. The membership is made up of primary and secondary teachers from all over Sussex, Kent and Surrey who were joined by some of our Art and Design PGCE students. There were nine different art workshops on offer with each member…

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teacher peering through a piece of art

Artist workshop with Michael Brennand-Wood

We were thrilled to have constructed textile artist Michael Brennand-Wood at the university on Saturday. Michael was UBATOs first guest artist to run a full-day workshop and he was warmly welcomed by 35 secondary and primary teachers from the region. The aim of the day was to broaden the definition of textiles within art and…

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a group in the art room

A successful launch workshop day

We were delighted to welcome more than 30 art educators to the university’s Falmer campus to launch UBATO. Our free workshop day included sessions on creating and utilising sketchbooks, etching for the classroom, cyanotypes, utilising art history for the primary classroom, feltmaking and creative textile techniques to use within art. Participants included current students, recent…

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