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Help with Art & Photography Interview

Discussion in 'Art and design' started by kmheffernan_photo, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. kmheffernan_photo

    kmheffernan_photo New commenter

    Hi all,

    I am hoping you can help :)
    Last time I posted on here was due to my lack of finding anything job wise in my field (Photography) since then I have had a couple of interviews and I have been working on supply in secondary schools which has really helped with my behaviour management and confidence as a teacher...

    I have an interview next week for a role as Art & Photography teacher which I'm really excited about.

    I have been asked to pitch a 50 min lesson to a group of year 9 pupils on Portraiture.
    My initial idea was to focus on just Portrait Photography.. which I would feel confident in as I have checked and their is no preference for my approach.

    Since then I have sat down and thought it may be best to link portraiture in art and photography together - My idea is to get the pupils thinking and looking at famous paintings and the importance of 3 key areas to create them. The Sitter, The Pose and The Composition. I would then demonstrate this as if I would be setting up a studio portrait session with the students inputs - then set the students a handout task with various little activities according to the new information I have provided them with as a bit of informal assessment.

    I do not want to go in straight with Photography as I feel the post is for an Art & Photography position and it is important for me to demonstrate this despite this I know my strengths in photography would make for a good lesson.

    any suggestions welcome!
  2. Trendy Art

    Trendy Art Star commenter

    Only just saw this @kmheffernan_photo . How did you get on with your interviews? Looks like you had some good ideas here.
  3. kmheffernan_photo

    kmheffernan_photo New commenter

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  4. Trendy Art

    Trendy Art Star commenter

    Congratulations @kmheffernan_photo.

    I hope you have many happy years at the new place and what a great start to 2018!
  5. coldmetal

    coldmetal Occasional commenter

    I would broaden my brush stroke to Schools and FE and also Graphics Media (lots of photography in this) as well as Art & design good luck with the new job - learn what you can and move on and up...
  6. gdoolan84

    gdoolan84 New commenter

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