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Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre

Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre

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Bush studio visual arts enrichment program

Visual arts enrichment excursion

Creative arts and Science and Technology

One day workshop: Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 August

Bush studio is a one day workshop for Stage 2 and 3. To meet demand the program will be offered over two days. 

Maximum 8 students per school per day. 

Facilitator: Emily Besser

Teachers are NOT required to attend the workshop.

Students are invited to spend the day immersed in, and be inspired by, the unique urban bushland setting of the Field of Mars Reserve and to experiment with a range of mediums to make engaging and interesting artworks.

Students will be introduced to a variety of work by Australian contemporary artists, including First Nations artists, and begin to consider the wide range of perspectives and processes contemporary artists use when making their work.

Students will be encouraged to work collaboratively at times, to rethink what drawing can be and do, and to play with the idea of permanence and ephemerality in their artwork. An online gallery at the end of the program provides a platform for students to showcase their artworks and artmaking process. 

Media used may include drawing, writing, painting, collage, clay and stop-animation.  

This one-day workshop is designed to extend participants' skills and artmaking experiences beyond the classroom.

Teachers are encouraged to extend this opportunity to students who display a higher level of engagement in visual arts.


  • Field of Mars Reserve

Teachers or parents will need to drop off and pick up the students to and from the Field of Mars Reserve on the day. 

Track overview