VISUAL ARTS EDUCATION:

SUSTAINABLY!

Deep into the curriculum, in every facet and task, and with all the usual supplies (and without them too)… Mona Litta Art is putting a joyful curiosity at the centre of Visual Arts education. Come along. We need you!

About Mona Litta Art

About

After years of working as a litter artist, I started to look on with wonder at any and all art materials… investigating, experimenting and taking delight in the world of possibilities that has became my sustainable Art Practice.

Mona Litta Art is about “better practice”. It is not perfect, but rather it is on an unending journey to “best practice”. A Sustainable Visual Arts
Education is not an outcome as much as a curiosity and commitment developed in students. It is an education that is curriculum-aligned to ensure outcomes meet achievement standards, are developmentally appropriate and are relevant to students real world opportunities and challenges. It covers both alternative resources as well as those products found in your school supply cupboard. It explores processes familiar in the classroom as well as developing new techniques that help to better those processes. It integrates within the curriculum with special focus to Science.

Mona Litta Art offers a range of offline and online experiences as well as resources and products that allow for gentle, enjoyable, structured and purposeful teaching. It centres Sustainability – with the environment as our muse. Being both a Coastal Ambassador and AUSMAP micro-plastics Ambassador, I work to grow curiosity whilst together we become conscious of our processes, continue our Art learning, create wonderful artworks, and have some awesome fun!

Education - Here's what Mona Litta Art offers:

Tap into themost sustainableVisual Arts instruction

…with a working artist and qualified teacher possessing an unmatched curiosity in loving the environment through growing a Visual Arts Education working toward a sustainable future.

Hi I’m Angela and I have established Mona Litta Art to assist education sites and school communities to use the materials-intensive Visual Arts Learning Area to progress the Cross-Curricular Priority that is Sustainability. What better to support young peoples’ sustainability journeys (often just by example) than the subject using the most materials!

My early iterations of art practice centred on mosaics and other cement work which included both commissions and sales. But as a litter-picker since parenthood commenced way back, I’ve since found a place in the established genre of plastic art in both portraiture and sculpture. In this realm I have participated and been a finalist in exhibitions, been a finalist internationally, and have enjoyed sales and commissions. I grow ever more curious about all the materials we use in the arts discipline and how we use them, targeting my professional study to each branch of the Visual Arts. Playing more with painting in the last 2 years has seen me learn much about the potential for “better practice” and the gentle, enjoyable, structured, purposeful teaching of it.

As a teacher for nearly a decade, my classroom practice has centred Sustainability – with marine conservation and pollution often in focus. With a love of teaching and being both a Coastal Ambassador and AUSMAP micro-plastics Ambassador, I hope to create curiosity whilst together we become conscious of our processes, continue our Art learning, create wonderful artworks, and have some awesome fun!