Alcoa Schools Education Program inspires WA students

Posted: February 25, 2016 / News

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There’s much to celebrate about Sculpture by the Sea, including the Alcoa Schools Education Program, now in its twelfth year. The program adds an important education component to the Cottesloe exhibition, providing over 2,000 Western Australian (WA) school children with the chance to learn about sculpture making with practicing artists.

Education program participants enjoy the opportunity to explore, examine and discuss a range of creative, conceptual and artistic responses to site and landscape, form and contemporary ideas.

Alcoa of Australia Managing Director Michael Parker said he was incredibly proud that Alcoa was a founding sponsor of Sculpture by the Sea and a key contributor to the education program.

“The Alcoa Schools Education Program gives students a fantastic opportunity to work creatively with aluminium while learning from world-renowned artists and drawing inspiration from spectacular surroundings at Cottesloe Beach,” Michael said.

“This year more than 300 students will travel from the communities where Alcoa operates, including Waroona, Pinjarra and Kwinana, to participate in the workshops as guests of Alcoa.

“It’s a terrific element of our Sculpture by the Sea sponsorship which effectively enables us to share the benefits of the partnership with our neighbours, many of whom might not otherwise visit the exhibition.”

To discover more visit Alcoa Schools Education Program

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