Arts-Based Methods for Evaluators
Hands-on, creative practice, online course for practicing evaluators looking for a gentle introduction to arts-based data collection techniques to jazz up their practice.
The current course will run for 6 weeks from January-February 2024.
Wednesday 9:00-11:00am PST (January 17 - February 21)
Thursday 9:00-11:00am (January 18 - February 22)
Registration for our winter 2024 cohort is now closed.
To receive updates on and advanced registration for the next offering, sign up for our waitlist below.
Jazz up your evaluation toolbox with creative, energizing, joy-centred facilitation and data collection strategies. Learn how to:
Elicit rich qualitative data
Navigate ethics in practice
Facilitate arts methods
Decide between arts methods
Use data to inform decisions
Invest in your evaluation practice and benefit from original content you won't find anywhere else, a supportive learning community, and a tailored learning experience.
12 hours of original content
6 x 2-hour live sessions with case studies & real-world examples
Connect with peers in a small class with plenty of discussions
Familiarity with 4 methods
Photo elicitation, poetry, drawing & collage
Confidence with art-making
Zero judgment for your artistic skills!
Time dedicated to practicing in each session
Enhance your interviewing skills with more creative questions
What People are Saying
"An excellent opportunity to deepen into critical thinking about matching evaluation goals with arts-based approaches, and learn about ways to creatively and meaningfully engage participants."
- Learner, Spring 2023 Cohort
Frequently Asked Questions
When are you offering the course again?
We don't have a set date in mind. Join the waitlist for information on a future offering. If you are an organization, we can offer customized workshops and professional development sessions for your whole team. Email us to inquire.
Who can register?
Practicing evaluators at any stage of their careers are welcome, and must have experience with:
Designing evaluation frameworks (setting goals, drafting evaluation questions, creating logic models and/or theories of change)
Conducting qualitative interviews and/or focus groups
Analyzing qualitative data
* The course will be taught in English.
Do I have to be an artist?
No! Absolutely no artistic skill or experience is necessary.
What supplies do I need?
Access to a computer or tablet with internet & a microphone and camera for Zoom
Access to a camera or pre-existing photos (e.g., on your phone or in an album)
A pen or pencil
Paper or a notebook (lined, graph, or printer paper are all okay)
Colour markers, pencil crayons, or wax crayons (a few assorted colours is perfect)
Collage materials (glue, scissors, scrap items)