Liz McGrath - Illustration & Design
Working with schools
Over the years Liz has worked within schools with students on specially tailored art projects.

As part of Mountain to Mouth 2016 (see Community art projects) Liz created a simple fish puppet, then worked with students from Barwon Heads Primary School and Barwon Valley School to create a school of 65 fish puppets (see Community art projects page).

In July 2016 Liz worked with students at Aireys Inlet Primary School (part of Lorne-Aireys Inlet P-12 College), to recreate the fish puppets as an installation set into the landscape at the Surf Coast Arts Trail.


In early 2017 Liz ran workshops with Grade 5 and 6  students at Lara Primary School, to create 24 simple star lantern from cane, bamboo and paper. The students were invited to imagine Geelong in the future, and to record their ideas onto the paper that formed the surface of the lanterns.  Illuminated and carried by the children they formed a striking image in the procession at the You Yangs (see Community arts projects page).

Since 2013 Liz has worked with students at Barwon Valley School on art projects, often with a focus on sensory art and materials.

Projects include an Alphabet Mural spelling out the schools values on the wall of the hall.

Liz and students have also created textiles using hand painted and drawn fabrics used for banners, murals, flags, and large floor cushions for the school library:

In 2018 Liz joined the Barwon Estuary Project and  facilitated a student workshop at Barwon Heads Primary School. The students were guided to make detailed drawings of local waterbirds from the estuary, and then transfer their drawings onto simple printing plates. Students then hand-printed their onto calico which was sewn into large cushions for their classrooms' reading corners.

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