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The Art of Mechanica

Presented by
Lance Balchin and Sara Lind

This eClass utilises the skills of experienced classroom practitioner, Sara Lind, to develop students’ visual art, literacy and creative and critical thinking skills. Teachers will develop the skills to support students to explore the steam-punk inspired art style of author/illustrator Lance Balchin in his text, Mechanica. They will imagine and create their own mechanica-inspired sculptures using a combination of wire and found technology. This sculpture will become central to the students' written work as they work imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically to compose imaginative texts that experiment with language, structure, ideas and stylistic features.

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