Following attendance at an Aberdeen City Arts Education event, Dr Donald Gray and Dr Aileen Ackland were fortunate to be offered the opportunity to work with the artist Sarah Wakeford to organise an event within the School of Education. As one of the key themes within the School is arts and creativity it was decided to run a workshop focussing on Arts-Based Research.

The day started with a brief presentation about arts-based research methods.  The PowerPoint can be found here.

The rest of the day was led by Sarah Wakeford who provided some background about her work. Her presentation can be found here. She then provided the participants, consisting of staff and students, with a range of techniques which could be used to elicit participants views, understandings and perceptions on a range of topics and issues.

The workshop proved to be extremely interesting, highly engaging and very enjoyable.

Some pictures from the day.

 

 The Artist...

Some Participants

 

A Piece of Art 

 Picture of the Artist

 Picture of Participants

 

 A Picture of a piece of Art

More Techniques

Brainstorming an Issue

 

Selecting Materials

Picture of More Techniques Picture of Brainstorming an Issue   Picture of Participants

Getting To Work

Getting To Work

 

Getting To Work

       
Picture of Students Getting to Work 1 Picture of getting to work   Students hard at work

The Finished Products

The Finished Products

 

 The Finished Products

 Picture of the Finished Product

 Picture of the Finished Paintings

  Picture of the Finished Product

 The Finished Products

 The Finished Products

 

The Finished Products

 The Finished Product

 Picture of the Finished Product

  The Finished Products

 The Finished Products

 And Performances

   

 The Finished Products

 And Performances