Invitations were recently 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 on Saturday 19 October 2019 from 8.30 am to 3.00 pm.
RSVP - Please email Sherree Tomlinson, our Gifted and Talented Visual Art Coordinator, by Friday 27 September 2019 if you wish to attend our free art taster.
On the day, please bring a healthy morning tea, lunch and a water bottle. All art supplies will be provided free.
Once we have received your request, we will send you a permission form and medical form to be completed.
The event is 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.
2017 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!