Victorian Curriculum levels 2 to 6 — The Arts (Visual arts), Digital technologies This resource promotes four capabilities within the Victorian Curriculum F–10; Critical and Creative Thinking; Intercultural; Personal and Social, and Ethical Capability
The cross-curriculum priority of learning about Sustainability
Interpret and explore key works from Geelong Gallery's collection in the classroom or virtual classroom with a Gallery on Tour kit.
Our 2022 Gallery on Tour workshop kit focuses on Geelong Gallery collection work, Luminous relic (2017), a major collaborative project by Mandy Martin (1952–2021) and Alexander Boynes that integrates painting and moving image. Their collaboration in this work extends to the inclusion of a unifying soundtrack composed by Tristen Parr.
Gallery on Tour provides you with the opportunity for a Geelong Gallery Educator to visit your school and engage students in visual arts learning providing:
—An introductory video
—An information resource on the artist and work
—An art-making activity
Engage your students in their visual arts learning and facilitate a meaningful connection to this significant artwork, from their closest regional gallery's collection.
In this workshop, students explore Mandy Martin and Alexander Boynes’s use of materials and techniques as a source of inspiration for their own artwork. Students experiment with materials techniques and processes to create an original work of art that expresses an idea, theme or meaning.
Gallery on Tour has been developed to support schools in the Barwon South region of Victoria with an engaging and practical arts experience aligned to the Victorian curriculum. The kits were designed to support an engaging 90-minute workshop facilitated by a classroom teacher (or where possible a Gallery educator onsite).
– Provide an opportunity for students to engage with the visual arts—making, viewing, discussing, analysing, interpreting and evaluating.
– Expand students’ critical and creative thinking using visual languages and block coding.
– Expand students’ respect for and acknowledgment of the diverse roles, traditions, histories and cultures of artists.
– Provide students with a connection to Geelong Gallery’s permanent collection.
– Use ScratchJr to aid students in gaining an understanding of the foundations of coding.
– Support students to experiment and build a simple moving image using blocks of code.
Contact us today to receive this free Educator visit, hands-on art-making workshop kit, which includes a comprehensive education resource exploring Luminous relic (2017), teachers notes and a virtual tour video exploring the Geelong Gallery.
Email us to receive for your free Gallery on Tour kit: firstname.lastname@example.org
This kit is also available online for remote learning needs.
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