Visual Arts

Students making lino prints

New to 2018

The ASSC outreach program aims to deliver a suite of activities that increase student capabilities, build self-confidence and raise awareness of career opportunities upon completion of a university degree. These one-day events are a collaboration between the Bendigo Campus and the La Trobe Art Institute.

VCE students

For students in the senior years, activities:

  • Build proficiency, knowledge and skills
  • Extend capabilities in order to raise attainment and build self confidence
  • Link to VCE Study Designs
  • Raise awareness of higher education courses and career opportunities

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Infrastructuralism and Digital story telling

Presented by: LAI and Jessie Boylan

Duration: 4 hours including lunch break

Venues: Students visit two venues – La Trobe Art Institute and La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus

Cost: $10 (costs covered for LSES eligible schools + transport reimbursement)

Dates: Mon/Thu/Fri during 5 Feb – 18 March (Two days available.)

Infrastructuralism at the La Trobe Art Institute (morning session)

Infrastructuralism is presented across all spaces including galleries, courtyards, foyer, auditorium, floors, walls, ceilings and amenities – eight artists produce and deliver work that ingratiates itself inside the physical system of the gallery.

Students work in groups to propose an artwork intervention or reveal a ‘ready-made’ artwork found in the building.

  • Welcome to LAI: 10 minutes
  • Scavenger Hunt: 20 minutes
  • Curatorial/Artist Talk: 30 minutes
  • Pitch an artwork: 30 minutes

Digital Storytelling workshop at La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus (afternoon session)

This workshop introduces students to basic photography and video skills and methods, as well as digital storytelling techniques and concepts. Utilising recommended apps for both Apple iOS & Android platforms, students learn core filmmaking techniques and produce a short piece for exhibition. This workshop also covers storyboards, editing, final production, uploading and more.

Collaboratory and Collage Drawing

Presented by: LAI and Dr Andrew Goodman

Duration: 4 hours including lunch break

Venues: Students visit two venues – La Trobe Art Institute and La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus

Cost: $10 (costs covered for LSES eligible schools + transport reimbursement)

Dates: Mon/Thu/Fri during 2 Apr – 13 May (Two days available.)

Collaboratory at the La Trobe Art Institute (morning session)

Two exhibitions that offer new ways of understanding the relationships inherent in working partnerships; the impact such practices have on medium and process; and the ways in which audience and infrastructure are engaged.

Students work together in pairs to create a collaborative drawing. Armed with charcoal and an eraser, students take turns making marks, erasing and responding to the mark making of the other. The resultant drawing becomes indistinguishable as the product of either individual.

  • Welcome to LAI: 10 minutes
  • Curatorial/Artist Talk: 30 minutes
  • Collaborative drawing: 50 minutes

Collage Drawing workshop at La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus (afternoon session)

This fun workshop utilizes several Surrealist techniques of collage and the ‘exquisite corpse’ to collectively produce humorous creatures. Each student contributes to a number of the works, selecting and cutting out and assembling suitable imagery from magazines to construct heads, bodies and tails of imagined and fantastical bodies that are then randomly combined to produce surprising results. Students learn about Surrealist strategies harnessing chance and the unconscious and their use of popular culture images to generate ideas and imagery.

The Grammar of Glitch and Abstract Painting

Presented by: LAI and Dr Ry Haskings

Duration: 4 hours including lunch break

Venues: Students visit two venues – La Trobe Art Institute and La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus

Cost: $15 (costs covered for LSES eligible schools + transport reimbursement)

Dates: Mon/Thu/Fri during 23 Jul – 2 Aug (One day available.)

The Grammar of Glitch at the La Trobe Art Institute (morning session)

Sometimes we find answers to problems accidently: through errors and mistakes, we might find solutions. In evolutionary biology it is the mutation that drives changes in the system to help it adapt to shifting environmental circumstances. The Grammar of Glitch takes a look how the language of this process finds its way into artwork. This exhibition offers ways of understanding how glitches can find productive creative ends.

  • Welcome to LAI: 10 minutes
  • Curatorial/Artist Talk: 30 minutes
  • Fragmented drawing exercise: 50 minutes

Abstract Painting workshop at La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus (afternoon session)

Gain an understanding of the language of abstraction through paint. Learn about composition, colour-mixing, design and space and explore individual expression.

Abstract Painting will be explained through 20th century modernist artists and movements such as Piet Mondrian, De Stijl, Jackson Pollock and Abstract Expressionism to the contemporary approaches of artists today. Looking briefly at modernist abstract painting in the class will offer the student a reference point to practice non-representational abstract painting.

Support Structure and Abstract Painting

Presented by: LAI and Dr Ry Haskings

Duration: 4 hours including lunch break

Venues: Students visit two venues – La Trobe Art Institute and La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus

Cost: $15 (costs covered for LSES eligible schools + transport reimbursement)

Dates: Mon/Thu/Fri during 12 Nov – end year (Two days available.)

Support Structure at the La Trobe Art Institute (morning session)

Life Support assembles the work of artists who paint in a sculptural way. Acknowledging the physicality of paintings, these artists produce artwork that blurs the boundary between media and offers ways of rethinking the nature of contemporary painting.

  • Welcome to LAI: 10 minutes
  • Curatorial/Artist Talk: 30 minutes
  • Pastel painting exercise: 50 minutes

Abstract Painting workshop at La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus (afternoon session)

Gain an understanding of the language of abstraction through paint. Learn about composition, colour-mixing, design and space and explore individual expression.

Abstract Painting will be explained through 20th century modernist artists and movements such as Piet Mondrian, De Stijl, Jackson Pollock and Abstract Expressionism to the contemporary approaches of artists today. Looking briefly at modernist abstract painting in the class will offer the student a reference point to practice non-representational abstract painting.

For enquiries please contact ASSC outreach (+61 03 9479 1197 ) or make a booking