Workshops

Sharing Culture Through Art

Sharing Culture Through Art is an interactive workshop educating participants about art, culture and storytelling.  Nathan shares his personal journey and how art has allowed him to connect to his culture.

The interactive Aboriginal workshops include:

  • Education on symbols used in Aboriginal Art.
  • Artefacts that are used by Aboriginal people for hunting and gathering.
  • Discussion on both traditional and contemporary designs including original paints from ochre.
  • A collaborative artwork that is painted by the group and facilitated by Nathan.
  • Didgeridoo playing.
  • Display of artworks by Nathan including the 4 Indigenous AFL Guernsey’s that he has designed for Richmond, Essendon, Collingwood, and Geelong Football clubs.

Testimonial by Megan - Belmont high school:
"Thanks so much for today Nathan, the students and I really appreciate it.
You were inspirational, delivered and discussed exactly what the kids needed to know for their studies and for their own developing artwork."

Testimonial by Simon Piasente (Year 7 Coordinator) - St Joseph’s College, Geelong:
"In May 2015 Nathan Patterson from Iluka Design prepared and delivered 6 workshops to the Year 7 students at St Joseph’s College (305 students in total). I found Nathan to be extremely professional and reliable, we were able to communicate effectively which resulted in a very successful outcome for the College and our students.

Nathan delivered an engaging and informative presentation enabling our students to develop a richer sense of Indigenous Australian Culture with a focus on Indigenous Art based on Nathan’s personal cultural heritage.

The students were clearly connected with his presentation which not only enhanced their knowledge, awareness and appreciation but also provided a hands on opportunity to use what Nathan had taught them in the production of communal art works which are now proudly displayed in the Year 7 classrooms. From my experience with Nathan and from the feedback that I received from staff and students I can recommend his educational workshops as providing an authentic insight into Indigenous Culture and Art."

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