Earlier this year, Gifted and Talented Visual Art packs and invitations were sent to 200 northern suburb primary schools, showcasing our school and inviting them to attend a ‘Big Art Day Out’ event held in our Art Gallery.
The event was a free art taster for Year 5 students, as Year 5 is when applications for the Gifted and Talented Visual Art programs begin. Saturday was a great opportunity to showcase and promote Balcatta SHS and our specialist program, while showcasing how we enrich creative students’ learning and to have some fun.
Last year was the first time this event was held with 37 students were in attendance. The goal for 2018 was 80 students. That goal was reached with 85 students attending from 44 different primary schools.
It was a great day and positive feedback was given from students and parents.
The students had the opportunity to work in the art studios with four different artists and rotate through four workshops throughout the day:
- Artist and tutor, Mark Tweedie ran a self-portrait acrylic painting project.
- Artist and tutor, Jodie Davidson ran a wire sculpture project where the students made a portrait of themselves.
- Art tutor, Kody Mason ran a digital class.
- Art teacher, Michelle Murning took a very successful printing class.
The quality of the artwork produced was very high - there are some very talented Year 5 students!