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Social Justice Art for Teens

Saturdays, 10am from 12 October

$150 pp includes basic materials

Social Justive Art for Teens 2

Using art as a catalyst for expressing thoughts, opinions and ideas this course focuses on engaging young people in issues that are real and important to them about the world they inhabit.

Participants will engage in important dialogue and analysis about social issues for young people, including the role artists play in shaping dialogue and advocacy. Through a variety of art making processes, they will explore different art-making techniques, mediums, themes and ideas; learning how to lift their own ideas and transform them into art pieces that express the critical voices and thoughts of young people.

  • Suitable for teens aged 11 to 17 years
  • Classes run: 12 October, 19 October, 26 October, 9 November, 16 November, 23 November, 30 November, and 7 December
  • No class: 2 November
  • Includes most materials
  • May requires some independent research

Skills taught

Critical thinking, social issues analysis, an understanding of the role of the artist, a variety of art techniques and materials exploration based on the interests and choices of the participants in the class (choice-based approach technique boot camps), idea generation, studio habits of mind behaviours (develop craft, stretch & explore, engage & persist, understand art worlds, reflect, envision, observe and express)


Over the program, participants will produce multiple sketchbook entries and quick sketches as they brainstorm around social issues and plan for their own piece (including technique and material experimentation). These smaller pieces will lead into participants taking away one completed ‘WOW’ art work.

Francine Sculli bio

Francine has been studying and working in the creative arts for the past fifteen years, encompassing everything from dancing and writing to visual arts and jewellery making. Not only an avid creator, Francine also has years of experience as the Visual Arts and Multimedia Teacher at Sunshine Heights Primary School, where together with her colleague she is leading the way with teaching for artistic behaviour pedagogical approach and choice-based art program. Francine has a genuine passion for empowering young people through the arts and igniting creativity and curiosity in all aspects of life.

Bookings essential as class size is limited

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