CURTIN University is allowing high school students to try their hand at life drawing as part of the university’s art camp offerings.
Curtin University’s fine arts course co-ordinator Mark Parfitt said some schools held life drawing classes, but it was often a new experience for many art camp participants.
Schools involved in the art camps could nominate their preference for a draped or undraped model.
Students from Christ Church and Iona get to experience the university setting over a two-day period this week and will take their new skills to their high school arts practice.
Art camp includes lectures and sculpture, painting, and print media using a mix of collage, drawing and printing.
The camps usually involve 20 students from each school, Mr Parfitt said, and this week’s camp was given the opportunity to make a behind-the scenes visit at the John Curtin Gallery.
“As a treat we’ve organised for the students to go downstairs and see the gallery’s art collection,” he said.