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Mr Graham Nash retired from teaching at the end of 2010 after seventeen years as Head of Faculty, Visual and Performing Arts at the Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie) in Brisbane. This followed eight years as Head of Faculty; Visual Arts at Wesley College in Melbourne. Graham also had fifteen years with Education Queensland. This year he has taught three classes at Griffith University, Mt Gravatt in pre service and post graduate Visual Art Education programs. After initial training in architecture for four years, Graham studied under William Robinson and Betty Churcher and as a result is passionate about painting and art history. He is currently the Treasurer of the Qld Art Teachers Association; Vice President of Art Education Australia; Secretary to the World Council of the International Society for Education through Art; Life Member and a former President of Flying Art Inc.

Graham Nash
Visual Art Teacher
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ASTA School of Visual Art

The ASTA Professionals School of Visual Art offers students in Year 9 to 12 comprehensive training in a wide range of art styles. It is specifically aimed at talented students with a passion for Visual Art and a vision for a career in a number of facets of the Visual Art industry.

The course is unique in that it offers creative classroom training to provide solid foundations in the discipline of Visual Art. This is complemented through participation in regular master classes and workshops directed by industry trained specialists at the cutting edge of their field. Further visual art exposure will be gained through weekly workshops, providing regular skill building and visual art practice.

The ASTA Visual Art course looks for students who show the potential to pursue a career in the Visual Art industry in the future. It is ideal for students who display natural talent, enhancing this ability by providing a strong foundation in fundamental training and industry specific knowledge.

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ART - YEAR 9 and 10

Wednesdays - 3:45pm to 5:30pm
Fridays - 2:20pm to 4:00pm
All Visual Art students are welcome to studio time to complete any unfinished work from either their curriculum or ASTA Professionals class on a Wednesday afternoon from 3:30pm.

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ART - YEAR 11 and 12

Wednesdays - 2:20pm to 5:30pm
Fridays - 2:20pm to 4:00pm
All Visual Art students are welcome to studio time to complete any unfinished work from either their curriculum or ASTA Professionals class on a Wednesday afternoon from 3:30pm.

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Welcome to ASTA

The Australian School of The Arts (ASTA) is a state-of-the art program that includes the ASTA Academy and the audition based ‘Professionals’ Arts Excellence program. ASTA caters for students in Prep to Year 12 across all facets of Arts Education, including Music, Visual Art, Drama, Dance, Voice, Film and Television and Musical Theatre at Sheldon College. The ASTA program has over 1000 students enrolled across all of these facets of the Arts.

The ASTA Academy program provides co-curricular tuition in Dance, Drama and Visual Art. The Dance Academy offers tuition for students in Prep to Year 12. Students learn a range of dance styles whilst developing coordination, strength and confidence. The Drama Academy offers Semester based tuition to students in Prep to Year 8 including the ‘Pre-Professionals’ program. These audition-based classes allow talented Year 7 and 8 students to excel in Drama. Students have a choice of studying Musical Theatre or Acting. The Visual Art Academy at Sheldon College offers an exciting, encouraging and supportive environment for students in Years 2 to 8 to explore their artistic and creative talents with new mediums and techniques.

For our Year 9 to 12 students, we also offer a Theatresports program. Theatresports is a system of improvised drama and comedy games, and players have regular opportunities to perform in class, at College, and against other schools in annual Qld Youth Theatresports Challenge.

The ASTA Professionals Program is an audition based excellence course that provides an unparalleled Arts education for talented senior Students in Year 9 to 12 and value adds to the current Arts subjects offered at Sheldon College. Our ‘Professionals’ program provides students with the unique opportunity to marry their love for and talent in the Arts with a regular Academic program, which will still qualify them for an Overall Position (OP).

Griffith University is currently delivering a GUESTS Early Entry Program on the Sheldon College Campus for secondary students wishing to enter a Performing Arts or Film and TV related degree. High School students in the Redlands who have met the Griffith University entry requirements have begun their University studies on the Sheldon College campus. Renowned Dramatist, Author and Griffith University Professor Bruce Burton has been delivering the course ‘Introduction to Performance Skills’, whilst Sheldon College FTV expert, Mr Murray James has been delivering the course ‘Digital Production I’ also to students from all around the Redlands.

If you are interested in the Australian School of the Arts at Sheldon College, please contact the Arts Administrator on (07) 3206 5594 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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