Snowy Mountains Grammar School is proud to host Sights and Sounds in the Snowies, a series of Arts workshops for students in Year 7-12. The event will take place in Jindabyne and is the perfect opportunity for students to become immersed in creativity, collaboration and constructive and critical thinking with like-minded teenagers.
Students will have the chance to work closely with a team of professional actors, artists and musicians, including Marko Jovanovic, Off the Beaten Track, Simon Grace, B.Mus, Dip.Ed, and Alex Poulos, Two Frames Creatives (SMGS Alumni).
Marko Jovanovic, a NIDA graduate who has worked in theatre, film and television, will be working with students on script analysis and performance skills. This will culminate in a presentation of chosen scenes from 3pm. Simon Grace, who began working as a professional musician at 18 years of age and has worked as a musician, entertainer, singer-songwriter and actor, will lead students through a one-day workshop exploring the performance and vocal skills required for live shows. Finally, Alex Poulos, a Graphic Designer and Multimedia Artist from the Snowy Mountains, will be working outdoors with students, exploring landscape painting. All materials will be provided and students will have a completed artwork by the end of this workshop, appropriate for portfolios.
Mrs Cath Batson, Head of Faculty, Performing Arts at Snowy Mountains Grammar School, said: “We are thrilled to offer such a unique and diverse range of workshops at Sights and Sounds in the Snowies. The opportunity for our students to work with such talented and experienced professionals will be invaluable, and we can’t wait to see the amazing work they create.”
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity! Join us in Jindabyne for Sights and Sounds in the Snowies and let your creativity flourish.
Learn more about our artists here:
MARKO JOVANOVIC, Off the Beaten Track
Marko Jovanovic is a NIDA graduate who has worked in theatre, film and television. He has worked alongside Ewan McGregor, directed his own plays as well as a recent short film and is currently starring in the HBO series, The Palace, directed by Roman Polanski.
Marko will be working with Year 7-12 students on script analysis and performance skills. This will culminate in a presentation of chosen scenes.
SIMON GRACE, B.Mus, Dip.Ed
Simon began working as a professional musician at 18 years of age. Playing everything from Classical to Jazz he has worked as a musician, entertainer, singer/songwriter and actor. After completing a Bachelor of Music in classical guitar at University of New England aged 35, he began a career as a high school music teacher. As part of this journey, he has worked as Musical and Theatrical Director for around twenty musical productions. During this time, he took time away from teaching to write and tour with a Christian Rock Band called 5 to Midnight, releasing two albums with them.
Simon will lead students through a one day workshop exploring the performance and vocal skills required for live shows. He will engage students in the development of voice and instrumental techniques required to fully engage an audience. Students will work towards a live performance for the public at the close of Sights and Sounds in the Snowies.
ALEX POULOS, Two Frames Creatives (SMGS Alumni)
Alex is a Graphic Designer and Multimedia Artist from the Snowy Mountains. Having completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Photomedia at ANU as well as a focused Graphic Design certification from Academy Xl, Alex’s work crosses disciplines to express personal relationships with the environment. Living in ski towns in Japan, Canada and Australia, art has been a way for Alex to connect to nature tactilely. Alex creates manipulated digital collages often layered with drawing inks. She also paints acrylic landscapes and has exhibited locally in the Monaro region for many years. Last year Alex worked with local businesses to create wall murals and social media.
Alex will be working outdoors with students, exploring landscape painting. All materials will be provided. Students will have a completed artwork by the end of this workshop, appropriate for portfolios.
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