1. Emma Davies
    November 13, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

    Hi Paula,

    I have done a similar exercise with older children – but it is really interesting to read how you simplified the instructions further so that children of this age group would understand – food for thoight in terms of my workshops – thank you!



    • Paula Briggs
      November 13, 2013 @ 3:50 pm

      Hi Emma, yes I’m learning all the time how simplifying down helps. I think I use to be afraid of simplifying instructions for fear that it would restrict the children creativity or be too dogmatic, but actually I can see how it does the opposite… its about being really sure about what it is you are trying to teach and then thinking how you will get there… I know that might sound patronising but it’s not meant to be – just how I’ve come to realise it. I think I used to try and give them the world in each session – wanting to be generous! and the result could be vague…


      • Paula Briggs
        November 13, 2013 @ 3:51 pm

        btw pls consider applying to our 40 artist educator project if you’d like to share another aspect of your teaching – your posts have always gone down well: /opportunity-for-artist-educators-find-out-more-apply/


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