Bunyips & Dragons:
Chaos Free Papier Mache

with Renee Ferris

Suitable for:PRIMARY

Session Times Available:
(AM) Morning session available
(PM) Afternoon session SOLD OUT

A practical, rich, inquiry-model approach to implementing papier-mch with primary students and students with special needs.

This is a multifaceted workshop inspired by Australian children’s picture books with a focus on differentiation and links to language. Practical aspects of the workshop include techniques for managing efficient set-up, storage and clean-up of resources. Participants will create a small papier-mch model in stages, from armature to wet application.

*This workshop includes links to the Victorian Curriculum and the Australian Curriculum, ideas for portfolio pieces, and examples of assessment rubrics.


About the Presenter

Rene is a practicing artist and primary art teacher with over ten years of experience teaching visual art to primary school children and students with special needs. She has worked as a teacher in both the ACT and Victoria, and as an Educator at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. Rene is a graduate of RMIT (Fashion Design), Monash University (Fine Art) and La Trobe University (Diploma in Education). Her teaching practice is based on the inquiry-learning model, and she has excellent knowledge of both the Victorian Curriculum and the Australian Curriculum. Rene is experienced with delivering an engaging, cross-curriculum F-6 visual arts program. As a practicing artist (watercolour, collage, etching) Rene has worked extensively at the Australian Print Workshop, exhibited in solo and group shows nationally, and was shortlisted for the Hutchins Art Prize for works on paper.



This workshop is only available as part of the Nurturing Creativity Conference on Monday 17th September, 2018.

Once booked, you will be contacted to submit your morning and afternoon breakaway workshop session preferences.


Images & Artwork courtesy of Renee Ferris