Inspired by Nature
Inspired by Nature is a visual arts enrichment program in the creative domain for high potential and gifted public school students in Year 3 and 4. This one day learning experience is held at the Royal National Park. Students will explore the local environment, learn art theory, and produce a range of ephemeral and permanent artworks. They will investigate artists such as Andy Goldsworthy and his rich diversity of forms, structure, patterns and textures.
With exploration during an outdoor nature walk, students will gain a rich source of ideas to create artworks and an appreciation of art. Students will study the Elements and Principles of Design to gain a deeper understanding of how to create interesting and engaging artworks. They will experiment with and learn how to use different techniques associated with natural forms to create a range of artworks.
2022 workshop dates
Workshops are held from 9 am to 3 pm:
- Term 2
- Wednesday 11 May 2022 (Term 2 Week 3)
- Term 3
- Wednesday 27 July 2022 (Term 3 Week 2)
- Wednesday 21 September 2022 (Term 3 Week 10)
- Term 4
- Wednesday 19 October 2022 (Term 4 Week 2)
How to apply
Schools are invited to nominate up to 4 students from their school that demonstrate a talent or interest in visual arts by completing the Inspired by Nature nomination form.
- $15 per student.
Should Inspired by Nature be cancelled and no alternative offered, a full refund will be provided. In the event of a COVID-19 related withdrawal from the program, students will be given a full refund of the participation fee paid.
Teachers are welcome but not required to attend. Schools or parent/carers are responsible for transport to and from the venue.
View images from previous programs in the Inspired by Nature photo gallery
Photo a day challenge
The Inspired by Nature team challenge you to take a nature photo a day for a month (30 days)!
To learn more about the challenge and join in all the fun visit Photo a Day Challenge.
Be sure to check out all the amazing photos on the Royal National Park Instagram account.
The operation of this program is contingent on advice provided by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with NSW Health. All activities will adhere to the DoE COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.
Visit the COVID-19 and public schools in NSW web page for more information.
Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre
159 Farnell Avenue
Royal National Park NSW 2233
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