Granville Barbershop (Term 3, 2018)
Granville Barbershop Term 3 focussed on four streams:
- The Groom Room: Graduates from the Term 2 program returned to further extend their barbering skills in a more advanced barbering program; and a new cohort of ‘beginner’ barbers joined the ranks;
- The Renaissance Scholars: Members of the Granville Boys High School Renaissance Scholars program undertook an immersive enrichment program that included excursions to museums, galleries and institutes of scientific research;
- Groom Room Screen Productions: Screen-based training and production for students to explore, experiment with and create screen and video works;
- User X: Students explored the rapid, DIY digital art content creation and storytelling through the platform of Instagram.
The Renaissance Scholars Program for Independent Thinking
The Renaissance Scholars covered a huge variety of topics over Term 3, including:
Week 1: Curator, John Murphy showed the group around the city, including St Mary’s Cathedral, Art Gallery of NSW and the State Library of NSW.
Week 2: Visited the astronomy team at Macquarie University to view their planetarium and telescopes plus see a fire dance from Samoan dancer Tito Schmidt. This week the group also worked with artist Keg De Souza to build domes at Artspace in Woolloomooloo from recycled materials.
Week 3: Combined trigonometry and astronomy to look at how the sun can be used to measure distances.
Week 4: Used VR and drawing to explore perspective with artists Josh Harle and Catherine O’donnell at Artspace.
Week 5: Professor David Ryugo and musician Tom Ellard presented their findings on hearing, the brain and memory at the Garvan Institute.
Groom Room Screen Productions & User X
Six Year 7 students from Granville Boys High School explored character development, narrative creation, digital art making and storytelling through the lens of social media throughout Term 3.
The students experimented with photography, photo editing, storyboarding and collaging. Students took inspiration from interest in video games and superheroes, their imaginations, their love of pop culture and their conceptualisation of positive individual traits.
Read more about the Screen Productions and User X here: https://ice.org.au/project/gbhs-userx/