Visual Thinking Strategies

Friday 1 September 2017 | 9am – 3.30pm


Professional Development Day for Primary and Secondary Teachers at Wangaratta Art Gallery
Presented by Wangaratta Art Gallery in partnership with Heide Museum of Modern Art
Presenter: Carly Grace

9.00am – 3.30pm
Cost for the full day, inclusive of workshop $250.00


Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is an inquiry-based approach to experiencing art through careful close looking and questioning, empowering students to discuss art based on what they can see in an artwork. The goal of VTS is not to teach the history of a work of art but rather to encourage students to observe independently and to back up their comments with evidence through dialogue with their peers.
During this full day program, teachers will learn how to use VTS in their classrooms and have the opportunity to practice facilitating VTS discussions and receive coaching at Wangaratta Art Gallery.

The VTS pedagogy connects directly to the Victorian curriculum, developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, viewing, speaking and writing, as well as capabilities for Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, and Ethical and Intercultural understandings.

Recommended for teachers of all year levels and subjects. You do not need specialist art training to use this strategy in your classroom.

Each participant receives a Certificate of Professional Learning that meets the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:

  • Professional Knowledge: know students and how they learn
  • Professional Practice: plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
  • Professional Engagement: engage in professional learning
  • Book your place NOW, as workshop participant numbers are limited. To secure your place you must book and pay by
    Monday 17 July 2017. CONTACT the GALLERY on 03 5722 0865

 Presenter – Carly Grace

Carly Grace is an artist and visual arts educator based in Melbourne, Australia. She specialises in interpretation education and has an extensive experience in designing and delivering diverse education and public programs within museums, community arts and diverse educational settings. She is currently the Education Manager at Heide Museum of Modern Art where she specialises in training educators in Visual Thinking Strategies. Carly’s formal qualifications include a Master in Cultural Heritage Deakin University, Diploma of Education (Secondary, Visual Art) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) from Monash University. Her philosophy for visual arts’ education is connecting people with the opportunities that art making and engagement in art culture can have in enriching their lives.


Places are limited so please call the gallery on 03 5722 0865 to secure your spot or book now!