Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital School (2017)
Through my membership with QUT’s Real World Placement Program, I gained the opportunity to volunteer as a design mentor at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital School.
Within this role, I taught graphic design skills to a class of approximately 20 middle school students aged 12-15. I worked closely with one student in particular named Lily who has demonstrated exceptional artistic ability. Over a ten-week period, the entire class worked together to produce an illustrated children’s book.
Throughout the project, I took on a number of roles and responsibilities. These included: planning lessons on a weekly basis, organising milestones for students’ learning, and supporting them to reach these goals through class activities.
What each student learnt was based on their skills and their interests. Across the board, students learnt skills such as the basic design process, hand illustration, and using Photoshop with a Wacom tablet.
I am very proud of the final project the students produced and how their confidence and skills have grown.