Explore the innovative world of design and how to tailor it for the classroom with Melbourne creative Tim Fleming. In conjunction with Creating the Contemporary Chair, Tim will lead educators through his design process and invite participants to design and create their own flat-pack furniture piece.
Tim Fleming’s practice covers a wide terrain as an artist, designer and educator. In 2003 he founded the studio called Flatland OK. Central to his practice has been a comic illustrating satirical design concepts and the adventures of Rowbin and Tobin. In 2013 Fleming was commissioned with Phooey architects to create an interactive children’s installation Trugo GoGo for Melbourne Now exhibition. Fleming has also been invited by NGV Australia to exhibit a piece of furniture (Giant Hand Mirror Library, 2013) as part of the Melbourne Now design showcase.
Creative Educators professional development programs present tailored art-making workshops based on contemporary teen interests and skills. These programs follow a series of teen school holiday workshops and lend unique insight into their processes and how to best highlight these skills in the classroom.
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“The program offered new skills and a different approach to print practice. Especially I was given excellent guidance with new materials – I can translate this in the classroom.”
– Rohan Schwartz, pre-service teacher, University of Melbourne