A six-week Museum Masterclass for art loving year 10 & 11 students..
deFINE Art: NERAM Youth Arts & Ambassador Program
Are you a year 10 or 11 art student who wants an immersive experience exploring the inner workings of art galleries and professional creative practice? NERAM is launching deFine Art, a six-week Museum Masterclass that will uncover the behind the scenes operations of the museum, give students access to artists, museum staff, studios and our fantastic collection, in a series of minds on, hands on sessions. Participants will learn about various careers involved at the museum including curating, collections management and conservation and will engage with established artists and their practices. Throughout the masterclass students will develop and design their own art event to be held at NERAM at the culmination of the course for their friends and families.
Over 6-weeks students will be guided by artist facilitator, Adam Humphreys. Adam Humphreys is a Welsh sculptor working across a myriad of mediums with work featured in collections across the UK, South Africa New Zealand and Australia. Click to view Adam’s biography and artwork here.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop with local artist and recent 2021 Stanthorpe Art Prize Winner, Leah Bullen. Leah will share her practice and do a session with students on her area of expertise, monotypes. More information about Leah’s work is here.
deFINE Art is an immersive experience that is open to all high schools in Armidale, with a limited capacity of 12 places (maximum). Interested students are invited to submit an expression of interest form, available to download below, by Friday 7th May. Participants selected for the program will be notified by Friday 14th May.
The program runs on six consecutive Tuesday afternoons from 4.00 – 5.30pm with an event to finish in the final week. It is expected that participants will attend all sessions.
Program fee: $100 per student, Creative Kids Vouchers accepted.
View the program outline with important dates in the link below.