Coodanup College students to produce films as part of AWESOME Arts program


Coodanup College Year 10 students Jasmin Anderson and Ashleigh Bartlett.
Coodanup College Year 10 students Jasmin Anderson and Ashleigh Bartlett.

COODANUP College Year 10 students will produce films in class with the help of two industry artists as part of not-for-profit organisation AWESOME Arts’ school education program.

The 2018 program, which is in its second year, will be delivered across the metropolitan area kicking off with students from Coodanup College in Mandurah.

The program works with schools to provide a means of connecting cultures and breaking down language and social barriers.

Community cultural development manager of AWESOME Arts Miranda Stephens said students would participate in workshops with a filmmaker and a performer over a five-week period.

“Artists Richard Watson and Chloe Flockart will help students explore the theme Different Voices,” she said.

Coodanup College Year 10 students during the process of filmmaking.

The theme will allow students to explore their own voice and consider those voices around them.

“In groups, media and drama students will create a film and go through the entire production process,” Ms Stephens said.

Students are guided through research, conceptual development and creation of individual or collaborative artworks, in a tailored experience.

“It’s about getting real world experience from a film maker and performer,” Ms Stephens said.

“The teachers asked if the students could be exposed to the world of film and we thought it would be best done with professionals working in the industry.”

Selected artworks from each residency will be showcased at the AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things in October.

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