Workshop with the Trash Puppets. <br/>
mage courtesy of the artist.<br/>

Studio Challenge | Trash Puppets (Primary)

Mon 11 Jan 21, 10am–11.30am

Workshop with the Trash Puppets. <br/> mage courtesy of the artist.<br/>
Past program

This program takes place virtually

Levels 3-6

How are environmental issues addressed by artists and designers? Explore the theme of sustainability through NGV Triennial works and a fun, virtual workshop with Trash Puppets. Get creative and make your very own trash puppet using recycled materials found at home.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyse and interpret themes and ideas in artworks from NGV Triennial.
  • Investigate the materials, equipment and processes used by artists and designers, including the Trash Puppets team.
  • Apply sustainable practices and experiment with found materials and resources to create an artwork
  • Reflect upon and discuss the artistic process followed throughout the activity.

About the artist 

Trash Puppets is a team of working professionals within the arts industry, from visual artists, actors and improvisers to puppeteers and puppet makers. Trash Puppets believes that the key to sustainable living is in finding creative solutions to problems, empowering people of all ages to get creative using recycled and reused materials. Their workshops give students a creative, hands on experience of core sustainability messages (waste less, recycle right), and complement other learning areas such as visual arts and visual communication design, science and performing arts.

This program is part of Creative Catalyst, a program for high ability students attending Victorian Government schools.

Learn Virtual

The National Gallery of Victoria is a proud partner of the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series, an initiative of the Department of Education and Training (DET) that provides opportunities for high-ability students in Victorian government schools.

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