UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE SOLD OUT FOR ISF GATE 2022! THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE TEACHERS WHO REGISTERED.
The Global Art Teachers Exchange is a 3-day weekend of workshops and art excursions for visual arts educators in UK and Europe to inspire, collaborate and share ideas...but of course our gate is open to art teachers around the world. Each year, international art teachers get the opportunity to visit a different place in the world and talk about what we love -- making and teaching art.
GATE 2022 will be held October 7-9, 2022 at the International School of Florence’s campus, just minutes from Piazza Michelangelo and the city center -- one of the most historic art cities in the world. Workshops will be led by art teachers for art teachers, designed to be practical, hands-on and directly applicable to your classroom, PreK through High School.
Our ethos is all about learning through collaboration. The success of the Exchange depends on 100% participation of the attendees -- so all teachers are asked to please bring art samples, lesson plans, resources and creative ideas to share with other art teachers. We hope that you will also consider leading a workshop session or facilitating a job-alike forum.
"One of the best art teacher PDs I’ve been to. The hands-on activities throughout the city, material-rich art making opportunities in the art studios, and excellent enduring connections (including this fb group) all led to helpful takeaways. Excited for Florence!"
"The structure was great. Learning time for the students but also learning time just for us. Time inside. Time outside. And of course, the time to just hang and get to know each other. It was very inspiring."
"The opportunity to choose from a wide range of unusual/useful/exciting workshops where I as a teacher would learn new hands-on skills to bring back to my students and colleagues. The chance for exploration at galleries and museums, using different ways of thinking about art and design. All the amazing conversations. Good food!"