Celebrating the work of 28 teachers across the borough, THAT’s first collective exhibition showcases the range of artists and disciplines as well as the broad skillset of Art teachers working in the East End of London. Promoting Arts Education at a time when the Arts are under serious threat, this show aims to highlight the importance of creativity in education and the pivotal impact of art teachers investing time in feeding their own practice in order to be inspired practitioners who teach at the cutting edge.
Tower Hamlets Artist Teacher Network was formed in December 2013 to encourage collaboration, share skills and resources and plan subject specific CPD currently not offered in schools to Art teachers and other educational practitioners. Making time for this is crucial in an era where teachers are so swamped in admin and pastoral care they have limited time to even plan lessons, let alone develop their own practice. The artist-teacher collective meet triennially in art departments across the borough to collaborate and share subject specific CPD, skills and resources to ensure that teachers are inspired in their own practice and therefore deliver the best possible arts education for their students.