Students gain insight into how designers work
Students from Boronia K-12 and Bayswater SC had an opportunity to see how designer from different fields produce their work at Monash University, Caulfield.
At this trial event of 'Homepage', on July 24 the students were introduced to design practice with a dynamic opportunity for invention and creativity.
Students spent a half-day session with lecturers from the Department of Design, who introduced how a creative practice can be an important part of everyday life. They talked about the exciting possibilities within the design professions. Students learned how to communicate, create and innovate, designing their own paper home page that was assembled as a large format collective book.
Students had an opportunity to soak up the studio atmosphere via a tour of the Faculty. The day finished with an exhibition of the book at the days end.
86.9 per cent of students who attended said that they found the activity interesting and enjoyable. 73.7 per cent of students either maintained or increased their interest in attending university after taking part in this on-campus activity which gave them an opportunity to see 'what university has to offer', as one student said.
One students said they had learned from the event that 'everyone is capable of doing art', while another learned that 'art is more than just drawing'.
View more images from this event at Gallery Design.