How To: Connect Art Curriculum with Sustainability

08aug3:30 pm4:45 pmHow To: Connect Art Curriculum with SustainabilityCASC Webinar for Teachers & Educators


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


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Be inspired to incorporate sustainability as a cross curriculum priority into the visual arts within a primary school setting. Artist and educator Karen Hannay provides insight into her own experiences designing and delivering an art and sustainability project while teaching a year 6 class at Brisbane Grammar School.

Karen outlines how to manage an environmental art project for your school including: investigating how artists communicate ideas about the environment and sustainability; the collection of useful waste materials; experimentation with materials and designing; and making and displaying meaningful artworks.

This is a great webinar for understanding how to manage a collaborative and sustainable art project for your school, and gaining practical tips and inspiration on how to incorporate sustainability into visual arts curriculum. It is highly relevant for: Primary School teachers wanting to incorporate art into the curriculum; Artists wanting to collaborate with schools; Specialist Art teachers, and; School Sustainability Officers


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Karen has been teaching primary and middle school boys for more than 20 years and has been a member of the Primary Arts Network committee for most of that time. The past 16 years were spent teaching at Brisbane Grammar School and now she works as a sculptural ceramicist/artist and self-employed Art educator.


Karen originally trained and worked as a secondary art teacher before completing a Graduate Diploma (Curriculum) and Masters Degree by research. These post graduate studies were undertaken in primary art education. As an artist, Karen uses a variety of hand building techniques to create sculptural ceramics that feature incised and stamped textures.  Much of her work is designed for the garden and is inspired by the natural environment.