ART INSIGHT: Taking part in the Meta Experience workshop at Blank Space yesterday are Year 11 visual art students (From left) Marnie Shelton (Fairholme College), Blade Hircock (Lockyer SHS), William Lawrence (Clifton SHS), Chelsea Machulka (Centenary Heights SHS) and Ella Saunders (Toowoomba SHS). Picture: Bev Lacey
ART INSIGHT: Taking part in the Meta Experience workshop at Blank Space yesterday are Year 11 visual art students (From left) Marnie Shelton (Fairholme College), Blade Hircock (Lockyer SHS), William Lawrence (Clifton SHS), Chelsea Machulka (Centenary Heights SHS) and Ella Saunders (Toowoomba SHS). Picture: Bev Lacey

Schools get creative with art workshop for students

FIVE schools from across Toowoomba have come up with a creative way to inspire their visual arts students, as they transition into the ATAR system.

More than 100 students attended the Meta Experience workshop, which was held at Blank Space and Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery yesterday.

The workshops linked Year 11 students with visual artists working in different mediums to help provide them with ideas for their coursework.

“The new syllabus requires us to respond to an authentic experience,” Toowoomba State High School head of arts Kim Betros said.

“We’ve chosen an environment to stimulate the students.

“It’s more than just artist practice but it’s looking at what else they can take from today to formulate their art responses.”

Six artists helped with the workshops, which ranged from sculpture and photography to drawing and printmaking.

The students and teachers involved were from Fairholme College, Toowoomba SHS, Centenary Heights SHS, Lockyer District SHS, and Clifton SHS.


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