Artventure – the innovative Adelaide based online art class business with international reach, will collaborate with the 2017 South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA) to bring free art classes to all children during the month of August.
The initiative aims to support South Australian teachers and educators to engage and involve their students to draw, paint and create; and with the support of renowned arts philanthropist Basil Sellers, there is also a competition with exciting prizes to be won, including prominent display on the big screens at the iconic Adelaide Oval.
Artventure founder, Kirsty Shadiac, believes this collaboration will not only help assist educators with its Australian curriculum based lessons, but spark joy and encourage creativity at a grassroots level.
“We teach our children to read and write, but don’t always approach art in the same way – I’m thrilled that we can work with SALA to reach as many children as we can and allow them to enjoy the benefits of learning to explore their artistic side,” said Kirsty.
SALA General Manager, Penny Griggs, said this initiative represents what SALA aims to achieve each year, by promoting inclusivity and the arts to the next generation of potential SALA artists. “As a past SALA Festival award recipient and practising artist, Kirsty understands just how important it is to foster and nurture the arts in our children. It’s a pleasure working with Artventure to encourage all teachers, educators, parents and guardians to encourage participation in visual arts and try this innovative online resource,” said Penny.
It has been well documented that art is a crucial and integral part of education, which is why this collaboration has the support of the South Australian Primary Principals Association, the South Australian Catholic Primary Principals Association and the Independent Primary School Heads of Australia as well as being championed by arts philanthropist, Basil Sellers.
A keen art collector and patron of the arts, Basil has long supported the arts here in Australia, including his own prestigious Basil Sellers Art Prize, in conjunction with the Ian Potter Museum of Art in Melbourne. Kings College educated (now Pembroke School), Basil is also the benefactor to the sculptures at Adelaide Oval and, like Artventure, wants to encourage all young artists to keep drawing and painting.
To enter the competition, educators and parents will be able to register for a month long trial of Artventure, and encourage their children to create any kind of artwork to the theme of ‘heroes’.
There are 3 categories – junior, middle and upper primary – and a $3000 prize pool.
Full details, including how to access your free trial and enter the competition can be viewed at the Artventure website.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Artventure website.
What: Free Art Lessons with Artventure
When: August 2017
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Image Source: Artventure Facebook page.
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