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Artwork by new masters.

Artwork produced by teachers on a unique university education course is on display this week.

The exhibits ( which include work produced with pinhole cameras, latex casts and even icing bags ( have been produced by students on Northumbria University's MA in fine art and education who are due to graduate in a few weeks' time.

The masters course is one of only a handful across the country which is aimed primarily at art teachers and is supported by the National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD). It has been run as a collaboration with the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, with many of the tutorials held at Baltic.

Students also have access to Baltic's library and archive as well as opportunities within the education and public programme.

Course leader Helen Baker said: "The course is for those people who want to continue their professional development and feed art into their teaching in a more connected way.

"It's a great way of revitalising art education as well as supporting teachers with their own art practice." Graham Mason, who teaches art at the Royal Grammar School in Newcastle, is one of the students on the course. He uses icing bags to make his pictures of bright swirls of colour, and hopes that the innovative techniques picked up on the course will inspire his pupils.

He said: "I've already held workshops with my pupils using this technique and they find it a lot of fun and interact with this style of art extremely well."

Work by students on the course will be on display at Northumbria University's Squires Building until this Friday.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 13, 2005
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