Artlink to Archibald: A virtual event celebrating the portrait in art

archiarchi3As part of its Archibald Education Program, the Art Gallery of Ballarat is offering your students to participate in an online live workshop. The session will include a brief history of portraiture, an overview of the Archibald Prize exhibition, including some of this year’s highlights, and a portrait workshop with a professional artist. archi Limited places are available and priority will be given to schools in remote regions and schools who have students from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The Gallery will supply participating schools with an exhibition introductory wall text which you can use if you choose to mount an exhibition of your students’ work in your school. Schools can also send us a selection of their artworks for display on the Art Gallery of Ballarat website. The workshop is supported by Gandel Philanthropy, as part of its support of FACE, the Gallery’s Archibald Education Program.  

Dates:

  • Wednesday 21 October 1 – 2.30pm. Primary, Years 3 – 6
  • Thursday 22 October 1 – 2.30pm. Secondary, Years 7 – 10
  • Wednesday 28 October 1 – 2.30pm. Primary, Years 3 – 6
  • Thursday 29 October 1 – 2.30pm. Secondary, Years 7 – 10

Details of the event:

  • The session will include:
    1. A brief overview of the Archibald Prize exhibition and Art Gallery of Ballarat portrait collection by Gallery Educator (AusVELS Exploring and responding to art).
    2. A hands-on portrait workshop with a local practising artist (AusVELS Creating and making art).

How can your school participate?

  1. MSLYNC – A link will be provided on confirmation of Registration
  2. Polycom VC. A number will be provided on confirmation of Registration

Do you need technical advice or assistance? Please contact DET Virtual Learning Coach Jo Tate tate.joanne.e@edumail.vic.gov.au To participate, you will need to have ready at your school:

  • A4 cartridge paper
  • Graphite 2B pencils,
  • Colour pencils (preferably watercolour pencils or pastels)
  • Erasers

Bookings Please complete the following and email to michaelnichols@ballarat.vic.gov.au:

  • School Name………………………………………………
  • Highlight the event your school is interested in. If you could potentially be available on either date please highlight both dates:
    1. Wednesday 21 October 1 – 2.30pm. Primary, Years 3 – 6
    2. Thursday 22 October 1 – 2.30pm. Secondary, Years 7 – 10
    3. Wednesday 28 October 1 – 2.30pm. Primary, Years 3 – 6
    4. Thursday 29 October 1 – 2.30pm. Secondary, Years 7 – 10
  • Primary contact email: ………………………………………
  • Number of students participating: ……………………………..
  • Please indicate the % of students from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds? …………………………..
  • Will there be any Koori Students involved? Numbers? ………………

Send Registration proposal details to Michael Nichols, Education Officer, Art Gallery of Ballarat michaelnichols@ballarat.vic.gov.au  

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