Zart Incursions

We offer a range of hands-on workshops and free presentations to explore a variety of media, techniques, ideas & inspiration. These sessions are suitable for teacher groups and secondary students, and are conducted in the comfort of your own school.
Contact Colleen on 03 9890 1867 for conditions, quotes and more information about our Workshop Incursions & Free Zart Consultant Services.

Client Requested Workshops  |  Free Materials & Techniques Presentations  |  Meet our Consultants  |  Bookings

Client Requested Workshops

Client Requested Workshops (CRW) are often requested by regional leaders, principals, curriculum co-ordinators and heads of faculty for a group of their staff, senior students, or network group.
These workshops are tailor-made to suit the specific needs of your group. Durations vary from a full day to after school hours workshops.
Here are a few examples of the types of workshop incursions most often requested:

Staff / Network Groups
 Art & Mindfulness
 Team Building
 Planning Art Programs
 Skill Development
 Program Themes (ie: Book Week / Linking Art & Literacy)
Senior Students
 Art & Mindfulness
 Copic Markers
 Artist Books & Journals
 Mixed Media

FREE Materials & Techniques Presentations

Our consultants are available to come to your school/organisation to present products, materials, ideas & inspiration. These presentations generally involve one of our consultants coming out to meet with your staff, team, group or senior students to present their folio of work, discussing various products and techniques used, as well and ideas and inspiration. And best of all – they’re totally free of charge!
Ideal inspiration for staff meetings and senior students preparing to enter VCE folio subjects to help motivate them on their creative journey!
Here are a few examples of the types of free presentations most often requested:

Staff / Network Groups
 Introduction to Art Materials
 Product & Technique Demonstrations (ie: Wet Felting, Thermal Copiers etc.)
 Senior Students: Introduction to Art Materials & Techniques
 Junior Students: Ideas & Inspiration for school fete’s & fundraiser activities

Meet Our Art Consultants

Our Art Consultants are available to visit schools and educational facilities assisting in product knowledge, curriculum advice, activities and updates on new materials.
They are available all-year-round to come and see you at your school at a time that suits you best, for as little as 15 minutes or up to an hour. And there is absolutely no cost involved in having a consultant come to meet with you!

So if you have some free / planning time and are looking for some help or advice, or just some new ideas & inspiration – call Colleen (03 9890 1867) to arrange a free consultation with our Zart Consultants!

Here are a few examples of the types of free consultations most often requested:

 Setting up a new Art Room
 Tips & Advice for new art teachers
 Introduction to Art Materials & Techniques
 Inspiration & Ideas

 Programme Planning
 Preparing for an Art Show

Nic Plowman - Zart Education Manager
Nic is an experienced educator and nationally represented practicing artist. He has integrated his art practice and teaching for over 15 years, working across the education and community sectors as a teacher, program facilitator, arts coordinator, technician and academic. Nic is a graduate from the University of Southern Queensland and QUT in Visual Arts and Education, winning the university’s Parvis Nikdin Prize for outstanding achievement in studio practice. 

Nic is renowned for his striking and dynamic figurative work and his painting is often distinguished by strong compositions and superb draughtsmanship. He has exhibited throughout Australia and has been a finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Duke Prize, the Sunshine Coast Art Prize for three consecutive years. He was also a finalist in the London Calling Exhibition, Scream London Gallery, and is a two times finalist in the Brett Whiteley Traveling Art Scholarship. His work is held in many public and private collections both in Australia and internationally.
Tania Di Berardino - Art Specialist
Tania Di Berardino has a Bachelor of Fine Art and is a practising Artist; she has worked with Zart Art for ten years as a consultant and workshop facilitator. Tania has conducted workshops with primary, secondary and early year’s teachers as well as students and fellow artists. Tania’s focus when running a workshops is to encourage participants to explore and discover, things about art, materials and more importantly about themselves. She is also a member of the Paper Makers of Victoria and has organized and exhibited in a range of different art shows.
Dee Zabel - Art Specialist
Born in the USA, Dee decided to migrate to Australia after a semester at Monash University in 2002. She completed her degree in Fine Arts at Hampshire College in 2004 and returned to Monash to do a Dip Ed.  In 2005 Dee started working at Wycheproof P-12 College and thought she would last a year but ended up staying until 2009.  While there she taught P-10 Art, VCE Studio Art & Art, Year 7 Maths, 7/8 PE and Year 10 Health and Careers.  Dee was also involved in the town's progress Committee, Wyche Vision, and received the Young Citizen of the Year award in 2007 for her involvement with the Wycheproof Show, creation of the town website and brochure, billboards and school magazine.  Dee ran an Artist in Schools program in 2008 (with street artists) and it was covered by the Education Times, Oz student and OZ teacher magazine and the Herald Sun.  In 2009 she left Wycheproof and moved back to Melbourne to teach at Canterbury Primary School.  Dee exhibited work in the Zart Art Student Gallery in 2005, 2010 and 2011 and wrote two articles for the Zart Extra. In 2011, she presented her Artist in Schools program at the Zart Art Street Art Forum. Following this presentation, she left teaching to join the Zart Art team.

Bookings: Please phone Colleen on 03 9890 1867 for conditions and costs associated with each session and to arrange a date and time that best suits. Available for Metropolitan Melbourne and Geelong schools only unless a suitable arrangement can be negotiated for country Victorian schools. Workshops approximately 1–2 hour duration. Also available for student free days, faculty meetings or after school hours.

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