Jump Up Country - Adrift

The Art/Ecology workshop programs involve making sculpture with research and links to local ecology, habitat and wildlife. Jump up Country aims to conduct project based artistic learning experiences linked to the study of environment. Through connecting students and communities in a hands on sculpture making process we deepen the understanding of the surrounding environment.

The workshop sessions are site specific and will evolve according to location and surrounding environment. These are flexible workshops and can be tailored to meet the school’s needs.

Sculpture materials used are often sourced locally and the sculptures and geo-glyphs made act as interpretive signposts depicting ecology. The work emphasises direct experience and is tactile and ideally involves fieldwork with participants collecting sculpture materials prior to making.

Through the use of surprising art materials participants engage with the imaginative process from the initial design stage. Nature’s classroom becomes nature’s art studio.

The artworks made may be of the land art genre, often figurative ephemera as well as unique responses to site and habitat chosen by students. Spontaneity and imagination are integral to the works.

“Through my background in horticulture, ecology and outdoor education, as well as being a current practicing artist, I have come to an understanding that learning outcomes rely on the creative within being realised.  Art meets ecology workshops are about process not product. A genuine making experience will often surprise and delight with astounding outcomes.”



Throughout 2017


Years 4 - 10,


From half day (3 x 45 min sessions) for up to 20 students to rotations across 1 - 3 days


$ 1485 + GST / day for 1 -3 day workshop LESS Eligible Subsidy

Half day workshops available – 3 groups of 20 students in rotation.

Max Students: 25 at a time

Victorian Curriculum Links: The Arts, Technologies and Design, The Humanities – Civics and Citizenship, Science (including Biology), Health and Physical Education

Capabilities: Personal and Social, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethics

Cross Curricular Priorities: Sustainability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture

Artforms: Visual Arts, Visual Communication

Key Themes: Imaginative Collaboration, Environment and Ecology

These ephemeral sculpture workshops encourage students to research their community’s local ecology, habitat and wildlife to collaboratively create artwork.

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Metro: 30th Jan 2017 to 31st Jul 2017
Metro: 1st Sep 2017 to 22nd Dec 2017
Regional: 30th Jan 2017 to 31st Jul 2017
Regional: 1st Sep 2017 to 22nd Dec 2017

Duration: Half Day - 3 Days
Artforms: Community Arts, Visual Arts
Minimum fee: $ 1485 / day for 1 -3 day workshop LESS Eligible Subsidy
Suitability: Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10
Maximum Student Attendance: 25
Booking info: Technical Requirements: Classroom, art room or outdoors, school grounds or nearby chosen natural space.