Summer workshop in the studio, some of the participants in this group are art teachers who used the experience for professional development.
The baby sleeps while his mum has a little time out to be creative at the South Barwon Neighbourhood Centre.
Four generations from this family joined the Chook on a Stick workshop at the Geelong West Community Garden.
Summer workshop Chook on a Stick at the Geelong West Community Garden.
The Indigenous Garden Highton Primary School. The garden was designed by Helen. Art workshops were facilitated by Helen and run during art classes.
Helen Millar, Helen Brotherton and local MP at the opening of the Indigenous Garden. Indigenous artist Helen Brotherton worked with the students in the art workshops giving insights into Aboriginal culture and demonstrating dot painting.
Close up of the garden sculpture. Every student in the school contributed to the art of the Indigenous Garden, through mosaics, painting a dot rock or dot burning onto tree trunks.
Detail of the pebble mosaics. Year 6 students made these stylised mosaics inspired by bush tucker eaten by traditional Wathaurong people.
Frog Pond Mosaic Highton Primary School. Helen ran pebble mosaic workshops for Karingal clients at the Karingallery. The art was gifted to the school for the frog pond.
Mosaic Totems Highton Primary School. Bringing the community together. Parent volunteers made mosaics with Helen, this enabled them to assist the students as mosaic mentors during the workshops. Parents also pre-nipped china and tiles in working bees prior to the sessions.
The Mosaic Totems at the entrance to the school provide an interesting focal point in the drought-tolerant school garden. Students created these simple mosaics during their art sessions. Helen facilitated workshops supported by the art teacher and parent volunteers.
Some lucky year 6 students made 7 mosaic birds that adorn the front face of each totem post. Every other child in the school created a simple yet effective mosaic disc.