In Term Two, full-time Visual Arts students investigated painting and other two-dimensional media through lectures, workshops and an independent design process.
Having completed their three-dimensional design processes in term one, our students were very clear on what was required of them. We were thrilled at the range of ideas and objectives in the class: students are very much in control of their own work and learning and it has been fascinating to see each student identifying and building on their strengths in order to produce their best work.
Students have been supported through a series of painting workshops aimed at extending their ability to apply art elements and materials. They have worked with successful Melbourne artists including Michael Fikaris and Emma Leonard and have attended a range of exhibitions including Degas, Del Kathryn Barton and Warhol/Weiwei. In addition, they have been conducting independent research into artists of inspiration and applying this new knowledge to their own artistic studies.
We are so lucky to have a super-talented group of students this year, who have developed a common love of paint in all its forms. Most of our students have really embraced the sketchbook as a way to develop ideas and document processes and their visual diaries are a real pleasure to read. As a result, their work is going from strength to strength and the atmosphere in the studio is one of creative excitement and productivity.
Stay tuned for information on our exhibition later in the year! It’s going to be wonderful.