Rescheduled - Creative Responders in the Classroom and Community

06jun10:00 am4:00 pmRescheduled - Creative Responders in the Classroom and CommunityEducator Workshop


(Sunday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


TAFE QLD Southbank Campus

66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101

Event Details


This workshop connects with the Queensland Senior Visual Arts Curriculum and the Australian Cross-curricular priority of SustainabilityDiscover how to draw inspiration from the local area – stories, places, environment to create artworks that are part of and respond the community. In this workshop, Susan Davis will take you through a practical artistic experience of gathering natural materials and local inspiration to make art. Educators will find this workshop helpful for creating engaging art activities for classrooms to connect with sustainability, ecosystems, and local stories.  

Participants to Bring: 

    • A laptop or iPad, or notepad and pens to take notes.  
  • Own water bottle and lunch. There are food outlets within a short walk of the venue if preferred.  

Please note: Flying Arts cannot provide lunch or snacks at this time. 

Additional Information


Susan Davis has extensive experience in education, research, project management, arts producing/curating/facilitation, teaching, writing and directing. Susan’s work and projects focus predominantly on arts, education and community contexts. She was Deputy Dean Research in the School of Education and the Arts, CQUniversity Australia, and the founder and Manger of Central Queensland Regional Arts Services Network. This work built upon an extensive career as a teacher, policy officer and Head of Department. Her research and creative practice interests include creativity and applied arts practice, engagement and learning, arts and sustainability, regional arts and cultural development and scriptwriting as research.  

She is currently Director of Publications and Board Member of Drama Australia, Board Director for the Creative Arts Alliance and immediate past President for Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance. Susan has extensive experience in leading school and community programs and participatory processes, in collaboration with various industry partners (Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Bundaberg Councils, STC, Patch Theatre, JUTE Theatre etc) and previously sat on the Queensland Studies Authority State Panel for Drama and Learning Advisory Committee for The Arts.  

Susan has written over 60 articles, book chapters, and scripts, including ‘Learning that Matters: Revisiting Heathcote’s Rolling Role for the digital age’, was one of the writers for the textbook ‘Dramatexts’, ‘Creativities in Arts Education, Research and Practice: International Perspectives for the Future of Learning and Teaching’, and was lead editor for ‘Dramatic Interactions in Education: Vygotskian and sociocultural approaches to drama, education and research’.  

Susan has an ongoing practice-based project called ‘Wild/flower Women’ exploring the lives, work and living legacy of women who changed the world through art!