Schools’ Program

Schools Program

A slow art collaborative installation for all ages

Archi-Loom

A giant, interactive loom installation where everyone fills in the walls of the structure by weaving, and using recycled materials. What emerges is a large, slowly evolving collaborative art installation

Thu 2 - Fri 3 May, 2 sessions

Schools Program

Prep to Year 6

Billie and the dinosaurs

A musical journey through a narrated orchestral performance, where our hero, Billie, runs away from school bullies, falls through a mysterious waterfall, and discovers a world of dinosaurs.

Thu 2 - Fri 3 May, 4 sessions

Schools Program

Year 10 to 12 students of art, biology, media, studio arts and creative and digital media (VET)

Biomedical animation – digital cell division student workshop

Using 3D software used in Hollywood cinema productions, participants in Dr Maya Divjak’s interactive workshops create their own fluid motion cell division animation. Biology meets art meets digital media.

Thu 2 - Fri 3 May, 3 sessions

Schools Program

Teachers of art, studio art, biology and media

Biomedical animation – digital cell division teacher workshop

In this workshop teachers of art, media and biology will gain an insight into how biomedical animation can become a tool for communicating detailed scientific information through an arts-based aesthetic.

Thu 2 May, 1 sessions

Schools Program

Years 4 to 7

Constellations and clouds

Aracaladanza performs dance especially for children. Using bold imagery they bring to life the visual artwork of Miro, Magritte and Bosch

Thu 2 - Fri 3 May, 4 sessions

Schools Program

Years 3 to 7

The creative garden

A hands-on workshop by the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. Activities include making pots from newspapers and planting seeds in them, and leaf rubbing to explore the shape, texture and colour of local plants.

Thu 2 - Fri 3 May, 2 sessions

Schools Program

Years 7 to 10

Deaf slam poetry

Led by deaf artists, these Arts Access Victoria’s workshops combine the expressive quality of spoken word, and the intensity of ideas contained in poetry, into a powerful experience when combined with Auslan interpretations.

Thu 2 - Fri 3 May, 2 sessions

Schools Program

Years 5 to 8

Design, Create and Technology – Where We Are

Indigenous fauna is under pressure in our modern world. How can technology help? In this workshop, students find solutions and build models.

Thu 2 - Fri 3 May, 4 sessions

Schools Program

Years 3 to 10

Dialogue in the Dark™ Education Day

What can the dark teach you about your day-to-day life? Students and teachers will explore a simulated tour of Melbourne set in complete darkness, guided by a skilled facilitator with blindness or low vision

Fri 3 May, 16 sessions

Schools Program

Years 5 to 8

The Exquisite Now – Federation Handbells

Join with renowned composer Graeme Leak in this exciting opportunity for selected Victorian schools to create their own link in a chain of music - a rondo - for the Federation Handbells.

Fri 3 May, 1 sessions

Schools Program

Secondary teachers

Exploring complexity through contemporary art

How can teachers integrate contemporary art into the classroom? Dr Flossie Chua, from Project Zero, Harvard University, and Anne Smith, from Independent Schools Victoria, have developed a new framework for viewing contemporary art.

Thu 2 May, 1 sessions

Schools Program

Years 3 to 8

The Ghost of John King

A performance-based, interactive workshop by The Storey Players presenting the Burke and Wills expedition through the eyes of its only survivor, John King, who was supported by an Indigenous community.

Thu 2 - Fri 3 May, 4 sessions

Schools Program

Years 3 to 8

The inner voice – student workshop

Operatic tenor Chris Elliott and a classical accompanist will lead students through a transformative musical experience exploring the power of song.

Thu 2 - Fri 3 May, 3 sessions

Schools Program

For Teachers

The inner voice – teacher workshop

Operatic tenor Chris Elliott and a classical accompanist present a workshop for teachers of all disciplines, reinvigorating the power of song for them, and helping them to develop students’ emotional intelligence and wellbeing.

Thu 2 May, 1 sessions

Schools Program

Years 3 to 6

Let’s go fly a kite

Science and art combine in kite-making workshops, and spectacular flying of giant kites against the city skyline, over Birrarung Marr near the Yarra.

Thu 2 - Fri 3 May, 4 sessions

Schools Program

Years 5 to 12

Make and play instrument making workshops

Students will learn how to upcycle everyday objects into their very own junk percussion instruments, with music maker Graeme Leak and The Song Room

Thu 2 - Fri 3 May, 4 sessions

Schools Program

Years 5 to 12

The make and play orchestra

Join Graeme Leak and the Make and Play Orchestra in a public community performance at Deakin Edge, playing instruments created from upcycled materials.

Thu 2 - Sat 4 May, 5 sessions

Schools Program

Years 7 to 8

Making tracks

With Australia’s leading Indigenous dance college, NAISDA, students will use dance to discover and tell their own story. Our inspiration is the tracks of animals.

Thu 2 May, 2 sessions

Schools Program

Year 4 to 7

Pondlife

Pondlife looks at dynamics of playground politics through a theatrical experience with the Catherine Wheels Theatrical Company

Thu 2 - Fri 3 May, 4 sessions

Schools Program

Years 9 to 12

Objects in the Round

In an Australian-first, New York visual artist Mary Mattingly will create a collaborative artwork, creating a Melbourne landscape in miniature.

Thu 2 - Fri 3 May, 4 sessions

Schools Program

Years 3 to 7

Rhythms and Cycles

Students create paper puppets that come to life, in a workshop that includes ‘brain gym’ movements, storytelling and performance. Presented by internationally-renowned puppeteer Gary Friedman.

Thu 2 May, 2 sessions

Schools Program

All year levels

Student film festival

Seeking the best from our most creative young film makers, with selected films featuring in our film festival. People’s Choice votes on the night, with prizes for the winners in this celebration of the moving image.

Thu 2 May, 1 sessions

Schools Program

Years 2 to 8

Teaching dad to dance – student workshop

This Ausdance workshop sees a role reversal, where students become the teachers, learning a dance routine to teach dads – stereotypically poor dancers – or any other adult.

Thu 2 - Fri 3 May, 2 sessions

Schools Program

For Teachers

Teaching dad to dance – teacher workshop

In this Ausdance session linked to the Teaching Dad to Dance program, teachers of all disciplines explore the movement skills required across band levels F-10 in the Australian Curriculum.

Thu 2 - Fri 3 May, 2 sessions

Schools Program

Senior secondary

The third paradise forum

Created by Italian master, Michelangelo Pistoletto in 2003, the forum involves students joining a dialogue on sustainability in their communities, examining the creative practices of the artist, and creating a large scale collaborative artwork.

Thu 2 - Fri 3 May, 2 sessions

Schools Program

Years 7 to 10

Wheelie bin camera obscura

An Arts Access Victoria workshop, delivered by artists who identify with a disability, exploring the workings and science of the camera obscura, in an unusual, fun take, using wheelie bins as cameras

Thu 2 - Fri 3 May, 2 sessions