My current project combines my passion for teaching art and my interest in the conservation of the Australian bush by creating an incursion where children learn about the benefits of native tree planting through printmaking. For every incursion held I will donate $25 of the proceeds to ‘Activate The Wheatbelt’ an association that facilitates annual tree planting events in WA.
In this half day art workshop suitable for years 4, 5 and 6, Children will create their own relief prints of a native tree, participate in a collaborative class artwork and learn about the environmental and social importance of planting trees in the wheatbelt. This is a hands-on activity where children will learn the process of making a two colour repeat print with the use of printing ink, rollers and foam tiles. The workshop also includes a short power point presentation with images of community re-vegetation projects in the wheatbelt.