The Artist-In-Residence Grants Program project has been assisted by the Federal Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and the Western Australian State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts and Department of Education. The Program provides project funding to support artist-in-residence activity in Western Australian public schools and universities to improve students’ access to high quality arts in education programs, and to develop effective teaching methods and practices for the arts in Western Australia. It is delivered through ArtsEdge, the strategic arts in education partnership between the Department of Culture and the Arts and the Department of Education.
Over 30 students from different year groups across the college, and six key staff members across the Sciences and Art Department were involved. Deborah Lee Parker, Senior Visual Arts Teacher has, on behalf of Gary Cass, coordinated with classroom teaching staff during the year to ensure workshop content delivered links to new WA Curriculum content and supported our teachers in becoming more comfortable mixing science and arts teaching and learning spaces. The video below showcases the highlights.