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National Visual Art Education Conference 2014

Connecting Classrooms, Curriculum & Collections

Dates

21 - 23 January 2014

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Megalo Print Studio and Gallery Pochoir Workshop

Pochoir is a printing method using stencils and gouache. It was a fashionable printing technique from the late 1890s to around 1930 primarily used by the fashion industry in France. Many major artists like Miro, Gris, Braque and Mattisse have used the technique to great effect.

Other artists, like Helen Frankenthaler for example, used the technique, with their own twist, in the later part of the century.In this workshop participants will learn how to create multi-coloured pochoir prints.

The technique is as low cost, adaptable and as easy or as difficult as each artist decides.

  • Wednesday 22 January 2.00 - 5.00 pm
    Megalo Print Studio + Gallery
    10 participants
    $55 per person.
    Materials provided. Please bring covered, sturdy shoes, long hair tied back, apron.
    3 hours

Hand printing relief blocks using low cost, accessible, equipment

Relief blocks can be effectively printed with a barren or something as accessible as the back of a spoon. The technique, known as pochoir can also be used in relief printing to isolate areas of the block for another colour.

In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to work on a simple block and experiment with different printing techniques, papers, blocks and inks.

  • Wednesday 22 January 2.00 - 5.00 pm
    Megalo Print Studio + Gallery
    5 – 10 participants
    $55 per person.
    Materials provided. Please bring covered, sturdy shoes, long hair tied back, apron.
    3 hours

Please note that unless it is raining participants will walk from the National Gallery of Australia to Megalo Print studio + Gallery - 21 Wentworth Avenue Kingston www.megalo.org

Photographic Workshop for Primary School Teachers

Lead by an experienced art educator and photographer this hands on workshop program introduces teachers to the power and possibilities of portraiture and photography in primary school years, as an interdisciplinary inquiry.

Using digital photography to explore identity, place, and context participants will gain an understanding ways in which artist/photographers work to communicate their ideas and how this might be applied in the classroom context.

A suite of portraits will be the outcome. Bring your own camera or use equipment provided.

  • Wednesday 22 January 2.00 - 4.00 pm
    National Portrait Gallery - Terrace Rooms
    15 participants
    $25 per person
    Bring your own camera (or use one provided)
    2 hours

Paths to Portraiture:
A Conversation

View the film Sages: Paths to Portraiture (2010) (Dir: Catherine Hunter, Duration: 17 min) that introduces the artist Jenny Sages and her creative influences and choices.

Join in the extended conversation following the film with artist Jenny Sages and Sarah Engledow, Historian, National Portrait Gallery. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions.

  • Thursday 23 Jan - 1.30 - 2.30 pm
    National Portrait Gallery - Liangis Theatre
    110 participants
    Free 
    1 hour

Masterclass with Jenny Sages

Sydney based artist Jenny Sages leads a portrait drawing master class, with life models, short and long poses and different media.

Jenny is highly regarded by artists and teachers for her practical sharing of her approach and practice. Jenny Sages has been an Archibald finalist 20 times. In 2012 Sage’s portrait My Jack won the People’s Choice Award. Jenny Sages also won the Portia Geach Memorial Award in 1992 and 1994.

Jenny has much to share about drawing and portraiture. Suitable for different levels of drawing confidence.Jenny Sages Learning Resource pack provided

  • Thursday 23 Jan - 2.30 - 5.00 pm
    National Portrait Gallery - Terrace Room
    15 participants
    $80 per person
    Materials provided
    2 hours

iPad Drawing with John Carey

In  2012 the National Gallery of Australia invested in a set of ipads to be used for a range of educational activities in the gallery spaces.

Since then Learning and Access staff have been experimenting with apps to create unique drawing experiences for a range of audiences – including school groups.

  • Thursday 23 Jan - 3.00 - 5.00 pm
    National Gallery of Australia - Throughout the Gallery
    15 particpants
    $25 per person
    Materials provided
    2 hours

How Can Simple Tools and Limitations Produce Creative Drawing Projects?

Based on the experiences gained in the NGA's 'Draw Together' inter-generational drawing program, which has taken place over the past three years, Adriane Boag, Program Coordinator, National Gallery of Australia, will lead participants through a series of drawing exercises. The focus of the workshop will be on translating three dimensional sculptures in the Sculpture gallery and the Roy Litchenstein: Pop remix exhibition into drawings using a range of techniques and simple materials including pencils, rulers, set squares and tape.

Using scaffolding techniques that can be transferred into the classroom, each activity will build upon the last, culminating in a large collaborative activity in the Sculpture Garden (weather permitting).

  • Thursday 23 Jan - 3.00 - 5.00 pm
    National Gallery of Australia - Throughout the Gallery
    15 participants
    $25 per person
    Materials provided
    2 hours

Coiled Basket Weaving Workshop with Sandra and Melissa Aitken

Learn the techniques of traditional Aboriginal basket weaving, that is originally from the Gunditjmara land in the South West of Victoria, Australia.

Participants will be taught to make a choice of a coaster or a small basket using a range of materials.

  • Wednesday 22 January 2.30 - 5.00 pm
    National Gallery of Australia - Small Theatre
    18 participants
    $50 per person
    Materials provided
    2.5 hours
  • Thursday 23 January 2.30 - 5.00 pm
    National Gallery of Australia - Small Theatre
    18 participants
    $50 per person
    Materials provided
    2.5 hours

Cardboard Dari (ceremonial headress) with Ricardo Idagi

With the advent of Missionaries into the Torres Strait, traditional dancing quickly faded. The Pacific Islander Missionaries taught the natives their own songs and dances which are still practiced today. Torres Strait people used to make cardboard dari for dancing, they were colourful and bold in design. Towards the end of the twentieth century saw the resurgence of the feathered dari.

Artist Ricardo Idagi uses cardboard dari to tell this story which needs to be told. It’s about the absence of the dari from mission time until now.

In this workshop participants will work on two separate pieces of traditional dance objects, the dari and the sharks teeth made of cardboard. Participants will create their own shapes and designs on the dari. They will create sharks teeth and tack them on the ends of the dowels. At the end of the workshops participants will be taught a taibobo chant which originated from the Pacific Islander Missionaries and will be able to wear both pieces as a mask.

  • Thursday 23 Jan - 3.00 - 5.00 pm
    National Gallery of Australia - Gandel Hall West
    20 participants
    $25 per person
    Materials provided
    2 hours

Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School - Burlesque drawing

Originating in Brooklyn in 2005, Dr Sketchy’s branches draw in over 100 cities around the globe.

Part performance art, part burlesque show, Dr Sketchy’s is the perfect place to get your fill of life drawing, whether you’re an art star or a scribbling newbie.

In this session you will draw glamorous models and performers inspired by Roy Lichtenstein’s pin-ups, in a fun, welcoming atmosphere with a retro flavour.

  • Thursday 23 Jan - 3.00 - 5.00 pm
    National Gallery of Australia - Gandel Hall stage and centre
    60 participants -  Ages 18+
    $30 per person
    Basic drawing materials provided
    2 hours

Performers from the Lichtenstein inspired Dr Sketchy's workshop at the NGA on 19 September 2013. Image courtesy of National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

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