Welcome to the new blog from NSEAD. Publishing essays, opinions, interviews, reviews and more from the NSEAD team, our members, artists and experts working in art, design and craft education.

The journey to the artist-teacher in adult community learning conference by Abbie Cairns

In this blog Abbie Cairns shares her journey to becoming an artist-teacher in adult community learning, and reflects on why this year’s Adult Community…

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Creating a gender inclusive classroom by Amber Smith

In AD Issue 30, Amber Smith, a teacher of art, design and photography at Selston High School in Nottinghamshire, explains how she analysed teachers’ unconscious…

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Event Recap: NSEAD Autumn Gathering with The Fitzwilliam Museum

Jolin Tang reflects on NSEAD's Autumn Gathering with The Fitzwilliam Museum

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Book Review: Intelligent Hands

Lesley Butterworth, former NSEAD General Secretary and creative practitioner, reviews 'Intelligent Hands' written by Charlotte Abrahams and Katy Bevan.…

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Artist Educator Spotlight: an interview with Sarah Martinez

Berkshire Printmakers was founded by artist educator and NSEAD member Sarah Martinez, along with her husband artist Cipriano Martinez. Kirstie Millar,…

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World Menopause Day: workplace resources

October 18 has been designated as World Menopause Awareness Day by the WHO and IMS. To mark the day and support our members, we have created this list…

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October 2023 Trade Union Bulletin: statement for Teachers' Pension Scheme members

Seán Taylor, Principal Trade Union Case Worker at NSEAD, shares a statement for Teachers' Pension Scheme members in receipt of a communication from TPS…

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Event Recap: SEAD visit Autograph, learn about the Visualise report, and explore the Big Landscape

Ged Gast, Andy Ash, chairs of SEAD and the Better Practice SIG; Marlene Wylie and Sophie Leach, members of the Special Interest Group for Better Practice,…

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Paper Review by Paul Carney

Education consultant, author and artist Paul Carney reviews iJADE paper 'Making Art Explicit: Knowledge, Reason and Art History in the Art and Design…

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Arts Methods for the Self-Representation of Undergraduate Students: Sensory Transitions into University Cultures

By Dr. Miranda Matthews

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NSEAD Summer Book Club: art and the climate emergency

We’ve invited Dr Emese Hall, Chair of NSEAD Art Education for the Environment and Climate Emergency Research Group to create a list of books that explore…

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The Art Educator: submission guidelines

The Art Educator is a new blog from NSEAD, publishing essays, opinions, interviews, reviews and more from the NSEAD team, our members, artists, and experts…

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Please note, the author's views expressed in our Art Educator Blog posts, are not necessarily those of NSEAD.