Visual Arts – Kristina Strati
Students were introduced to contemporary painting and given the opportunity to develop their artistic skills through a variety of activities. The workshop was led by Janelle and Emma, who teach contemporary Indigenous art and practices at Sydney College of the Arts.
As experimental painters, Janelle and Emma exposed students to emerging ideas in contemporary art and culture. They were asked to imagine a landscape and represent their imaginations through abstract painting.
Philly painted a tree near a river where she grew up, while Richard represented his mob’s home in Arnhem Land, using vibrant colours to represent the features of the land. Students were encouraged to take risks in the processes and outcomes of their work and the results were amazing!
Amelia loved the activity – “It was super fun!” With only four students in the group, Alkira and Philly appreciated the one-on-one attention and were able to produce fantastic pieces of work. It was a really fun day!
Allied Health – Adela Yip
“Eat it like Beckham? So you can bend it like Beckham?”
“Don’t be a mess, be your best”
“Train of thought…”
Punny lines and positive affirmations were thrown around the room today, as students brainstormed the perfect catchphrase to title their stop motion animation films.
Over the past day and a half, the BB students have been working hard with the help of filmmaker Jack McGrath to create their very own stop motion films. From ideation, storyboard, prop creation to filming, post production and premiere screening.
Promoting physical activity and health eating.
Make their own 30 second film.
Students were given an entire smorgasbord of materials to bring their characters and props to life including plasticine, coloured paper, wire, and a treasure chest full of miscellaneous items.
Over the course of the day, they filmed their animations, meticulously moving props inch by inch, taking one photo at a time. (Fun fact: stop motion animations involve a minimum of 12 frames per second, with professional works using 24 or 30 frames per second).
Absolutely. We’re so incredibly proud of what the students have achieved over the past two days.