Visual Art Workshops

Visual Art have been busy in Term 1 so far, holding several workshops for both students and parents. Read on to find out what they’ve been up to.

Special Edition Workshop

In Week 4, the Visual Art Department hosted its first Special Edition Workshop of the year. Special Edition Workshops are designed for both students and their parents or carers to participate. The focus of this workshop was on ceramics, and attendees learned new skills from Ms Jo-Anne Hine about hand-building techniques and processes to construct and embellish their own range of bowls and platters. The afternoon was a fun and creative event with a wonderful group of parents, grandparents and students making a range of their own creations.

Glen Skein Guest Workshop

In Week 3, Year 9 Visual Art students participated in specialist printmaking workshops with Brisbane artist and printmaker, Glen Skien. Linking to their current intaglio printmaking folio, the students were able to hear first-hand from Glen about his practice and the various ways that he is able to create mood in his works through tone and mark-making, as well as putting what they learned to practice in their own experimental drypoint etchings.

Daniel Butterworth Guest Workshop

In Week 2, Visual Art students in Year 10 were given an amazing opportunity to explore and experiment in the expressive and gestural world of Melbourne-based artist, Daniel Butterworth. A Doug Moran and Archibald Prize finalist, Butterworth is an established contemporary Australian artist specialising in portraiture—frequently using self-portraits to express social, political and personal views. Linking to their current self-portrait folio, the students were challenged to create their own portraits from stimulus images in the fast-paced and expressive style of Butterworth, which became a valuable experience for their practice.