Designing and implementing mural projects: Art as Alternate

29jul3:30 pm4:45 pmDesigning and implementing mural projects: Art as AlternateWebinar for Teachers & Educators


(Thursday) 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


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Event Details

This webinar connects with the Queensland Senior School Visual Arts curriculum and will also be useful to educators in primary schools who are considering mural projects for their community. 

 In this presentation Damien Tillack explores the opportunities for students and staff to develop mural projects and to explore new ways of expressing traditional artworks in new spaces, with alternate materials. Using case studies of his experience in schools Damien discusses how to implement these ideas in your school and how to build a collaborative community around student and staff created artworks and projects.  

Key outcomes of webinar: 

  • Identify opportunities for school community mural projects that include students and develop Connectedness   
  • Develop processes for student, staff and parent participants under the guidance of a project leader, minimising barriers 
  • Deepen understandings about the benefits of school community mural projects for participants: resilience, exception stories, connectedness to place and people 

Additional Information


Damien Tillack has been a teacher since 1996 and a state primary school principal since 2013.  


Damien started mural projects with students with his Year 5-7 Art class as a teaching principal in a rural coal-mining town on a grey wall amidst a drought-ridden landscape in 2013.  


A year later, in a high-crime city neighbourhood, Damien and his Art teacher used school mural projects over five years, fostering ‘the resilient child’, futures in art, and connectedness to place. These school community mural projects continue in his current school.  


Damien also runs the Learning Walls Pedagogy Facebook page for 19,000+ educators.