WA Education Outreach Program

Posted: February 12, 2021 / News

Student at an Artist-led workshop with Mikaela Castledine in Perth

As part of our outreach program in Western Australia, Mikaela Castledine recently conducted artist-led workshops at Belmont and Marangaroo Primary Schools, located in the northern suburbs of Perth.

School students learnt a crotchet stitch weaving rope shapes into sculptures. The technique required persistence and shared collaborative experience. With many of the students overheard saying “this is really hard”, to “wow – look what I just made!” There were lots of smiles all round as students worked through the process of practice – stitching, taking apart and remaking their sculptures, whilst also learning from their mistakes and their neighbours.

Over the past three years Sculpture by the Sea, has been developing a relationship with these schools. Bringing artists into communities lacking in opportunities, the program has provided a window, a different way of looking at the world, one with greater possibilities.

Thank-you to the Jon and Caro Stewart Family Foundation in Western Australia for their ongoing support of this program.

Artist-led workshop with Mikaela Castledine in Perth

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