I am looking forward to working with students from the Taree Public School on the I AM arts and storytelling project next week. This project explores visual literacy, oracy, active listening, cultural awareness, risk-taking, self esteem building, co-operative behaviour, reflective practice, experimentation, persistence, imaginative thought, improvisation, spontaneity and self expression!
Every year for the past six years Morgan and I have been visiting the primary school students at HFS in Ulsan South Korea to run art and storytelling workshops. This year the students are exploring issues of identity through stories and art works which are text based. I have shown the students artists that have used text in their art making,including traditional Asian calligraphy, graffiti art and modern artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cy Twombly and Colin McCahon. The students have taken to this challenge with great enthusiasm and have created some wonderful and thoughtful works. I am looking forward to the final outcome of this project and the exhibition of all art works on Friday at the school.