Program details

Art and Design

Year level

7 - 8


1 Day



Max students


Program details

Art and Design

INDUSTRY FOCUS AREA: Advanced Manufacturing
VICTORIAN CURRICULUM LINKS: Digital Technologies, Visual Arts, Critical and Creative Thinking
TECHNOLOGY USED: Laser cutters, Extended Realities (AR, VR, MR), microscopes, iPad

The link between art and technology is not always clear; there are many varied career paths available for creatives in technology centric fields and a diverse range of creative industries that use advanced technologies to achieve outcomes. Students are often unaware these careers exist, and what skill sets and education are required to excel in the fields. This program hopes to start addressing that.

Program Summary
This program will see students create using Extended Reality, by using microscopes as an instrument to capture enhanced images, and using computer-aided design (CAD) in the creation of shadow puppets before brining them to life with iPad. Taking part in the program will expose students to a wide range of processes that combine art and technology and will have them experimenting with a range of digitally enhanced artistic mediums.

Taking part in this program, students will collaboratively:

  • Experience your own virtual studio, explore painting techniques, and paint your own masterpiece
  • Create shadow puppets using CAD and then bring them to life
  • Create microscopic artworks using different materials and substances


Career Links:
Animator, Creative Director, Industrial Designer, Multimedia Artist, Professional Artist, Painter