Tuning in – creative arts and wellbeing
Through this ‘Tuning In’ project, each artform is represented with its own unique strengths in supporting and developing student wellbeing. This project is a collaboration between the NSW Department of Education and Musica Viva In Schools, Studio A, Sydney Opera House, and Sydney Theatre Company. ‘Tuning In’ reinforces the connections that creative arts can foster within a school to improve student wellbeing and develop experiences and exposure to quality arts learning. Feelings of inclusion within and beyond the classroom into the school community are of the utmost importance in developing a stronger sense of school community and belonging across various settings. ‘Tuning In’ provides students and teachers with a way to connect through the arts.
The creative arts play a significant role in helping students create meaning in their lives. They provide a way to interpret the world through opportunities for self-expression, enjoyment, creativity and reflection. Through each artform within the creative arts, schools can be empowered to build a sense of community and a shared purpose, by supporting wellbeing and collaboration within the school environment. A focus on the arts, and the strengths that each artform can uniquely provide, enables connections for students to express a sense of place and identity, build relationships, persevere through challenges, adapt to change, and develop skills in resilience. This is the key focus on ‘Tuning In’.
Each of the 5 sessions will run throughout the same day, Thursday 9th December. Teachers and students can join in any of these sessions. If you cannot attend a session at the scheduled time you will be sent a link to view the session via YouTube. Students can participate in each session and then use this learning to decide on one or many collaborative projects to complete in their own school environment. The end of the day features a teacher discussion forum with art educators and industry professionals.
Each event includes a downloadable guide for future reference. Teachers will receive links to the resources after registering for the event.
Choose one or all from:
9:30am – 9:50am Sydney Opera House – Yarning Circles – an Acknowledgement of Country and Yarning through creative arts
10:30am – 10:50am Sydney Theatre Company – drama and resilience – building skills in resilience and in drama through an engaging text
11:30am – 11:50am Musica Viva In Schools – music and adaptability – guidance and ideas to adapt materials to create musical instruments and organise sound
12:30pm – 12:50pm Studio A – visual arts and perseverance – inspiration and guided techniques for building perseverance when creating a school mural
2:00pm – 2:20am Sydney Opera House – Dance to build relationships – using our surroundings to build relationships for dance inspirations
3:45pm – 4:45pm Teacher Webinar – industry professionals and arts educators answer questions connected to this program and the creative arts.
Note: Teachers can access these sessions after the event with YouTube links. For more information go to the instructions tab
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Creative Arts K-12
Live Event - Scheduled
Julia Brennan (NSW Department of Education), Annie-Renae Winters (Sydney Opera House), Charmaine Seet (Sydney Opera House), Emily Crockford (Studio A), Branden Christine (Sydney Theatre Company), and Kevin Tuck (Musica Viva In Schools)
Date & Time
Each session is approximately 20 mins
Requirements for this excursion
Computer, internet access
For more information about this excursion content
Name: Julia Brennan
Email: [email protected]
Through this ‘Tuning In’ project, each artform is represented authentically with its own unique strengths in supporting and developing student wellbeing. This project is a collaboration between the NSW Department of Education and Musica Viva In Schools, Studio A, Sydney Opera House, and Sydney Theatre Company. Each session is presented by a professional from each of these organisations and is aimed at developing K-6 student skills in creative arts and wellbeing through collaborative projects that can be completed after the event.
Each event includes a downloadable guide for future reference.
Musica Viva In Schools shows students unique ways of creating musical instruments and exploring ways of organising sound. Students build skills in adaptability through re-purposing materials as musical instruments and in music through creating compositions.
An artist from Studio A guides students through her incredible journey of endurance and assists students and teachers to understand the art of mural creation. This builds skills in visual arts as well as perseverance.
Sydney Theatre Company takes students are taken on a guided journey using a text to link to learning in drama. This lesson involves students in active learning in drama to build their skills in drama and resilience.
Sydney Opera House presenters guide the students on story sharing and using Yarning Circles in the arts, as well as drawing inspiration from places and spaces to create meaningful and engaging dances for the K-6 classroom. These videos build skills in all artforms, with a focus on dance and using the creative arts to collaborate and build relationships.