STUDENTS and teachers at Mooroopna Secondary College are set to turn learning into an art form thanks to a $28,000 grant through the Victorian Government’s new Creative Learning Partnerships program.
The grant will provide support to the school and see it partner with Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) in Through Art we Connect, Through Creating We Transform. This program seeks to welcome and familiarise students with the art museum environment and encourage them to continue their learning and engagement through the education and public program offerings that SAM provides to the community.
Students from years 9 and 10 will engage in diverse artistic processes and practice via a series of workshops led by SAM with artists, Masato Takasako, Katie Jacobs and Trent Walter focusing on installation, ceramics and printmaking respectively. Each artist will seek to ask and demonstrate how we can identify and connect through language, discussion and the process of collaborative art making.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp said, “Creative projects don’t just make learning fun, they bring many benefits to the classroom – from improving academic results to enhancing student motivation and attendance, helping young people develop problem solving skills and building greater resilience.
“This project will provide exciting creative learning opportunities for the students from Mooroopna Secondary College and I look forward to seeing the results.”