Lisa van den Dolder
Lisa has had broad experience working as a specialist Visual Arts teacher in primary schools for more than 12 years before she began presenting workshops for teachers and students in many regional areas across NSW, to help develop their confidence and skills in Visual Arts. Lisa currently works for The Department of Education’s Arts Unit where she coordinates Visual Arts projects for the state including Operation Art. Operation Art provides an opportunity for student’s to create artwork that has real purpose – to create art for kids in hospital and to also provide an opportunity for students to gain broader recognition for their creativity, through high quality exhibitions in regional galleries as well as the Art Gallery of NSW. This program in it’s 20th year sees over 2000 students, 500 teachers and 300 schools across the state participate in the exhibition and workshops every year. Lisa also enjoys collaborating with regional galleries and other state organisations to develop projects to strengthen the teaching of Visual Arts in our schools and also offer rich learning opportunities for students in Visual Arts.