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Andrea Sturgeon

Andrea Sturgeon

Education Officer
State Library of NSW

Andrea Sturgeon is an educator and artist with a background in Primary and Visual Art education. She has extensive experience teaching both nationally and internationally. As part of the Learning team at the State Library she has connected to learners of all ages and sees enormous value in observing the amazing collections at the State Library and using them as a springboard for all types of learning, particularly Visual Art. Andrea established Art Club for kids and has a loyal enthusiastic following who meet fortnightly. Andrea focusses on demystifying the creative process and highlighting the personal joy to be experienced through artmaking and self-expression.

MuseumNext Creative Museums Summit
Tuesday, 28th June 2022

Not another pony: Building an online creative community

Over a thousand children and young people, hundreds of artworks and writing projects and three excited educators. Two online after-school clubs, Art Club and Young Writers Club, have revolutionised the way in which the State Library engages with children and young people. By using a playful approach, we connect our members with Library collection items to inspire creative thinking that extends well beyond the hour we spend with them. Experience some of the meaningful activities that our members have enjoyed and find out why these programs are not just another pony. We will share with you what we did, what we learned and how you can apply these lessons to any cultural institution.

Full Schedule Here

Andrea Sturgeon