Art Matters

Region: Metro South and West Metropolitan North Regional North | Maitland/Gosford/Penrith/Coffs Harbour/Moree
Years 5 to 10
Local arts program Visual arts

Workshops that focus on developing knowledge, understanding and skills in the making of artworks and the exploration of a variety of media, techniques and tools.


Art Matters workshops provide opportunities for students in Years 5 to 10 to develop visual art making skills through participating in intensive workshops, encompassing:

  • Validation of the importance of visual arts, including as an intra and interpersonal expression
  • Understanding of subject matters explored in artmaking, especially art as a tool to communicate contemporary issues
  • Experimentation with a variety of artmaking substances.

Two-day workshops will be delivered in collaboration with artists and local/regional art galleries, utilising art education experts. Workshops may focus on painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, jewellery, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, mixed media, animation and digital media facilitated by professional artists and school teachers with specialised skills. 

Student registrations open Thursday 1 February.


Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Year 5 and 6 workshops - Workshop full

  • Mon 26 and Tues 27 February (Term 1 Week 5)
    • Day 1: 9 am – 3 pm
    • Day 2: 9 am – 5 pm. Parents and teachers are invited from 4 pm to view exhibition of student work.
  • Cost: $60 per student
  • Artist facilitator: Kate Rohde
  • Medium: Plaster sculpture
  • Gallery exhibition: Myth Making | Kate Rohde and Troy Emery

Years 8 to 10 workshops - Workshop full

  • Wed 28 and Thurs 29 February (Term 1 Week 5)
    • Day 1: 9 am – 3 pm
    • Day 2: 9 am – 5 pm. Parents and teachers are invited from 4 pm to view exhibition of student work.
  • Cost: $60 per student
  • Artist facilitator: Kate Rohde
  • Medium: Plaster sculpture
  • Gallery exhibition: Myth Making | Kate Rohde and Troy Emery

Yarrila Arts and Museum, Coffs Harbour

Year 7 and 8 workshops

  • Thurs 16 and Fri 17 May  (Term 2 Week 3)
    • Day 1: 9 am – 3 pm
    • Day 2: 9 am – 5 pm. Parents and teachers are invited from 4 pm to view exhibition of student work.
  • Cost: $60 per student
  • Artist facilitator: Jeremy Sheehan
  • Medium – Exploration of drawings and making moulds
  • Gallery exhibition – Inner and Outer Worlds

 


    Gosford Regional Gallery

    Year 5 and 6 workshops

    • Tues 23 and Wed 24 July (Term 3 Week 1)
      • Day 1: 9 am – 3 pm
      • Day 2: 9 am – 5 pm. Parents and teachers are invited from 4 pm to view exhibition of student work.
    • Cost: $60 per student
    • Artist facilitator: Cheryl McCoy
    • Medium: Printmaking and digital graphics
    • Gallery exhibition :Karla Dickens Embracing Shadows and The Makers Studio

    Year 7 and 8 workshops

    • Thurs 25 and Fri 26 July (Term 3 Week 1)
      • Day 1: 9 am – 3 pm
      • Day 2: 9 am – 5 pm. Parents and teachers are invited from 4 pm to view exhibition of student work.
    • Cost: $60 per student
    • Artist facilitator: Cheryl McCoy
    • Medium: Printmaking and digital graphics
    • Gallery exhibition: Karla Dickens Embracing Shadows and The Makers Studio

      Moree Regional Gallery

      Year 7 and 8 workshops

      • Tues 24 and Wed 25 September (Term 3 Week 10)
        • Day 1: 9 am – 3 pm
        • Day 2: 9 am – 5 pm. Parents and teachers are invited from 4 pm to view exhibition of student work.
      • Cost: $60 per student
      • Artist facilitator: TBC
      • Medium: TBC
      • Gallery exhibition: TBC

       


        Penrith Regional Art Gallery 

        Year 5 and 6 workshops

        • Thurs 17 and Fri 18 October (Term 4 Week 1)
          • Day 1: 9 am – 3 pm
          • Day 2: 9 am – 5 pm. Parents and teachers are invited from 4 pm to view exhibition of student work.
        • Cost: $60 per student
        • Artist facilitator: Karlina Mitchell
        • Medium: TBC
        • Gallery exhibition: Vuvale (my home is your home)

         


        Student registration

        Registrations open Thursday 1 February

        To register a student for a workshop please complete the online 2024 student workshop registration form, ensuring you select the appropriate workshop you are wanting to attend.

        • Student numbers are limited for each workshop.
        • Schools will be notified of your students registration in the program and attendance will be noted by the school.

        Payment

        The two-day workshop cost of $60 per student is to be paid through The Arts Unit student payment portal prior to the workshop date. Within the payment portal please select the program 'Visual Arts' and then payment for 'Local Visual Arts' which will allow you to select the relevant Art Matters program.

        Student fees will be collected directly by The Arts Unit from schools who elect to pay on behalf of their students. Please email program coordinator to arrange this.

          Enquiries

          Heather Ross
          Arts Coordination Officer
          Phone
          0448 556 818
          Sarah Armour
          Rel. Arts Coordination Officer
          Rural North
          Phone
          0429 965 197
          Luke Wallace
          Student Music Programs K-8 Officer
          Phone
          0448 262 659

          Venue

          Maitland Regional Art Gallery
          230 High Street
          Maitland NSW 2320
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          Gosford Regional Gallery
          36 Webb Street
          East Gosford NSW 2250
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          Penrith Regional Gallery
          86 River Road
          Emu Plains NSW 2750
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          Yarrila Arts and Museum
          27 Gordon Street
          Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
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          Moree Regional Gallery
          Heber St
          Moree NSW 2400
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