Eastern Suburbs Sydney
Kids waste not in the name of art
Funded by the New South Wales Government’s Environmental Trust, the workshops will challenge students to create art from non-traditional materials in preparation for the annual Woollahra Environmental Schools Sculpture Prize.
Woollahra Mayor Susan Wynne said the initiative encourages children to design environmentally savvy art, while using materials that have a positive environmental impact.
“The workshops teach children about our precious plants and animals in a hands-on creative way, and the Prize incentive is a great way to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the environment,” she said.
The theme for the 2012 Environmental Schools Sculpture Prize is Plants and Animals.
Entries from previous years have included an impressionistic sushi platter and a huge cresting wave made of plastic bottles to emphasise the way we use our natural resources, and the importance of the health of our marine environment.
Students in years 3 - 11 at schools in the Woollahra Council area can attend the free workshops (reservations essential) at The Drill Hall, Rushcutters Bay on the following dates:
• Year 3 & 4 students: Monday 9 July, 10am – 12pm; • Year 5 & 6 students: Tuesday 10 July, 10am – 12pm; • Year 7 &- 11 students: Wednesday 11 July, 10am – 12pm; and • Year 3 & 4 students: Thursday 12 July, 10am – 12pm.
Entries for the Environmental Schools Sculpture Prize close on 19 October 2012.
Finalist sculptures will be displayed at Woollahra Council from 29 October - 9 November 2012 and are eligible for two awards: the Woollahra Environmental Schools Sculpture Award (Junior or Senior division) and the Viewer's Choice Award.
The winning entries will receive family passes to the Australian Museum, gift vouchers for Australian Geographic Bondi Junction, art and drawing equipment and more.
Competition details and entry requirements are available from the Woollahra Council website at www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/environment/ess...
To register for a workshop, or for more information on the sculpture prize, contact Melissa Sellen, Environmental Education Officer on 9391 7095 or email email@example.com