Part 4: I ain’t gonna paint no more!

Wow! What an amazing experience the face painting workshops were for every child involved!! Thank you to all who donated face paint, without your generosity this project would not have been a success.

We started the workshop off by showing the students the videos below and then asking them questions about how Humphries and Meade’s work relates to the I ain’t gonna paint no more! project we’ve been working on since the beginning of term.

Georgina Humphries

Alexa Meade

Students offered up insightful perspectives on illusions, using skin as a canvas and playing with ideas and concepts to change how we interpret artwork. Students demonstrated higher-order thinking skills when exploring and responding to the artworks, through means of class discussion and artistic expression during the second half of the workshop. Students were given 20 minutes to paint their partner’s face and then they swapped and had their face painted. Students that chose to opt-out painted a mask. It’s so great to see young primary school children participating in such great contemporary art projects!

Thank you to Paige and Max from Grade 3 for being our official photographers for the day! You did an amazing job capturing the creativity of the workshops!

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Andrew Williamson helped to run the workshops and took some of these amazing close-up portraits below, just stunning!

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