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Art Camp 2013

29/04/2013

This year the Visual Art Department celebrated its 21st year of the Senior Art Camp with 81 Year 11 and 12 Board Art/Visual Art students participating. The Senior Art Camp gives the students the opportunity to attend an intensive, three day extended workshop with a number of professional artists, across selected media areas. The artwork produced forms a significant part of their senior assessment, and is also displayed later in the year at the annual Eyeball Art Exhibition.

This invaluable experience for our students allows them to work one on one with talented and currently practising artists; developing knowledge and art practices that would normally take years of study to develop. Brent Harvey, Chris Postle, Ken Gailer and Cheryl Mortimer who are renowned painters in the field of painting and mixed media presented workshops. Ruth Park also provided the tutelage for a 3D sculptor workshop.

All participating artists received very positive feedback from the students. In Term Two, students will continue to work on their bodies of work and develop the methods and techniques learned. The students conducted themselves with maturity throughout the camp, with all artists commenting on the level of commitment and focus. The Visual Art Staff were very proud of the Senior Visual Art students as representatives of Morayfield State High School.

We would also like to thank everyone who helped make this 'incursion' possible: in particular our Teacher Aide, Mandy Schulz and the Hospitality Department who provided the nutritious morning teas for the participants over the duration of the camp. The food, as usual, was fabulous and in abundance, and further enriched the whole experience for another year.

The Art Camp provides unique experience for the art students at Morayfield State High School; methods and conceptual ideas shared by renowned artists give students the means and confidence to move forward and enrich their education. What a great way to learn!

The Visual Arts Department