Dublin City Arts Office
The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1

+353 1 222 5455

The Practice of Looking

The Practice of Looking, Visual Thinking Strategies Course

The Practice of Looking is a six-week, online course to learn about Visual Thinking Strategies and its use in Dublin, and to practice its facilitation. It was born out of the growing interest in the adoption of Visual Thinking Strategies at the LAB Gallery and in the partnerships and networks that have evolved around it. The LAB Gallery, Dublin City Arts Office, The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) and VTS Neighbourhood Schools are partnering to host an online course that offers the opportunity to learn from trained VTS coaches in the existing network. The course will have a strong focus on facilitation practice and reflection. You will receive a certificate of attendance after completion of the course.

Click HERE to register.


Please note that to participate to the course, you need to:

  • Be available for all sessions

  • Be a practicing teacher / educator / artist / museum guide.

  • Pay a course fee of €250.

You will be contacted over the next few days for payment. We will ask for your Name, Address, Phone Number in order to invoice.


The course will take place on Wednesdays, from 4 to 6pm, on the following dates:

  • 3 March
  • 10 March
  • 24 March
  • 14 April
  • 21 April
  • 28 April

The course is limited to 30 participants.


Learning goals

  • Learn basic VTS method 
  • Practice VTS with coaching 
  • Gain initial understanding of the theoretical framework of aesthetic development by Abigail Housen and constructive theorists
  • Build habitual reflective practice 
  • Opportunity to exchange and share practice with peers