We are very fortunate as Melbournians to have access to the world class art space of the National Gallery of Victoria. On the 30th May our Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 visited this wonderful facility. For many of our IJ Day students it was their first foray to an Art gallery. The NGV is truly a magical experience for young children and is an ideal activity to consider for the forthcoming holiday period. The NGV conduct several engaging programs during the holiday period for this purpose. (Check out the Art portal page for other ideas and gallery’s to visit http://portal.tintern.vic.edu.au/homepage/9391)
The Year 1 and Year 2 students partook in a Digital Artist workshop and tour by one of the gallery’s capable guides, Daniel. They discovered how their iPad can be used as a creative tool and were inspired by the many exhibits including Leonard French’s stained glass ceiling in the Great Hall. The Gallery organised a digital memento of this fabulous day.
Please investigate through the following link: Digital artists at the NGV
by Kate Shearer, Junior School Art Teacher