CAM KIDS 

We are grateful for the assistance of Christine Bell as well as Geoff and Geraldine Harris for this Art Activity series. Developed by Museum Educator Melissa Bedford, each activity provides ideas and suggestions  for engaging with artworks in our collection and exhibition program during 2020.

VCE Resource #1 — 2020 adjusted curriculum for VCE Studio Arts: Unit 4, Outcome 3, Art Industry Contexts
Art Activity #1 — Make your own hand-coloured photo inspired by Janina Green
Art Activity #2 — Draw your own fantastical figure inspired by Rona Green
Art Activity #3 — Print your own pattern inspired by John Wolseley and Stewart Russell


VCE Resource #1
2020 adjusted curriculum for VCE Studio Arts:
Unit 4, Outcome 3, Art Industry Contexts

“The Unquiet Landscape”, Whitchell Gallery installation, Castlemaine Art Museum, 2019. Foreground, Unknown maker (possibly from central Australia), Kangaroo or Wallaby c1931, Castlemaine Art Museum. Acquired by Mr Albert Miles, Castlemaine in 1931. Image: Brodie Ellis.

This education resource is to help VCE Studio Arts teachers and students explore the exhibition “The Unquiet Landscape” at Castlemaine Art Museum (CAM).

This online resource provides curriculum-focused information about how the curator, Jenny Long, worked with art industry professionals at Castlemaine Art Museum (CAM) to prepare and present artworks for the exhibition. 

Two works from the exhibition are examined in depth as case studies in relation to methods and considerations for conservation and display.

Download VCE Resource here.


Art Activity #1
Make your own hand-coloured photo inspired by Janina Green 

Recommended for ages 8 and up 

Janina Green, working photograph for Still Life series (Klytie Pate), 1988, silver gelatin print, collection of the artist. Copyright Janina Green. Image: Janina Green.

Here is a fun art activity, suitable for making and sharing artworks at school or online. It is inspired by a hand coloured still life photograph by artist Janina Green. 

Download Activity #1 instructions and submission form here.


Art Activity #2
Draw your own fantastical figure inspired by Rona Green

Recommended for ages 8 and up

Rona Green, Sea Dog c.2005, hand-coloured linocut, Castlemaine Art Museum. Gift of Michael Florrimell, 2010. Copyright Rona Green.

Here is a fun art activity, suitable for making and sharing artworks at school or online. It is inspired by a crazy hybrid person/dog portrait in the collection, Sea Dog by the artist Rona Green.

Download Activity #2 instructions and submission form here.


Art Activity #3
Print your own pattern inspired by John Wolseley and Stewart Russell

Recommended for ages 8 and up

Installation image, Stewart Russell, Spacecraft Studio, Melbourne, screenprinted wallpaper on calico, 2019, after John Wolseley A Banyan Tree – Gerard’s ‘Great Herball’ [1597] linocut. Copyright Stewart Russell, Spacecraft Studio and John Wolseley.

Here is a fun art activity, suitable for making and sharing artworks at home, school or online. It is inspired by wallpaper created by artists Stewart Russell and John Wolseley.

Download Activity #3 instructions and submission form here.