Workshops and classes

3 Free Workshops- Build houses from card!

With world-renowned artists, Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan

Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan

FAMILY WORKSHOPS (All ages welcome, free to attend, no bookings necessary)

Bring your family and join artists Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan when they visit Mackay and facilitate community art workshops as part of their new work Take root (Colony): Project Another Country. Alfredo and Isabel emigrated from the Philippines to Australia in 2006. Over many years they have created complex installations, working with communities around the world to create works that explore stories of displacement, change, memory and community. Participants in these free workshops will make their own cardboard houses to be added to a huge installation exhibition in the FIELD Engineers Gallery. www.artspacemackay.com.au

1) Artspace Mackay, 10am - 2pm, Sun 24 March
2) George Street Neighbourhood Centre, World Cafe, 9:30am - 12:30pm Mon 25 March
3) Dudley Denny Library, After school workshop 3:30 - 5pm, Mon 25 March


NB: To attend, all children must be accompanied by an adult

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) 1 Day Workshop

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A workshop in VTS teaching strategies
Sunday 10th March 10am – 2.30pm at Artspace Mackay

PD certificates can be provided

What’s going on in this picture?.. There are no wrong answers when it comes to Visual Thinking Strategies delivery.

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is a powerful student-centred teaching methodology that has been proven to strengthen students’ oral communications, literacy and creative and analytical skills among students of all ages. VTS uses facilitated discussion to practice respectful, democratic, collaborative problem-solving among students, which transfers to other classroom interactions and beyond. In this one-day workshop, participants will look carefully at selected artworks, talk about what they observe and be encouraged to support their interpretation with visual evidence. Through open-ended inquiry and engagement with visual art, listening to others and hands-on practical experiences, participants will learn how to facilitate VTS in their own classrooms and communities.

10am – 2.30pm Sun 10th March at Artspace Mackay
Fee: $15 (no concessions)
PD certificates can be provided


BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL please ring Artspace on 49619722

Flying Arts PD - Live stream at Artspace

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Join us at Artspace Mackay for free & live webinars!

3:30 - 4:45pm Thursday 7 March
Gallery Three, Artspace Mackay, Gordon St, Mackay
Flying Arts Alliance Inc present free Educator Webinars as part of their Educator professional development programs. You can participate on your own personal computer, OR join us at Artspace Mackay and participate as a group!... it’s a great way learn, share ideas, and network with peers online, as well as afterwards here at the gallery. This is a free program of events, for art educators, tertiary students and artsworkers, Artspace staff will provide you with a PD certificate on the day should you require it.

More Flying Arts educator and visual arts webinars coming soon to Artspace Mackay:

4 April How to: Connect art curriculum with math
9 May How to: Engage your students with visual thinking strategies (VTS)
6 June How to: Connect art curriculum with Aboriginal & TSI histories & cultures
18 July How to: Implement authentic art experiences

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