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Introduction

With music and art guiding the way, dive deep into the heart of Balinese culture and history. Through personalized learning experiences, endearing local interactions, and a chance to explore your own creative talents, discover the hypnotic beauty of the “Island of the Gods.” As you traverse from the cliffs of a spiritual ceremony overlooking the sea to the earthen floors of a traditional homestay, Bali’s spiritual connection with nature will unveil itself in a transformative experience you won’t soon forget.

Highlights

  • Tour the highlights of Bali
  • Experience how music, dance and art are entwined in all aspects of Balinese daily life
  • Help out with a local NGO working to improve the educational opportunities for marginalised kids
  • Try your hand at organic rice farming and learn to drive an ox-cart
  • Visit a local market and try Balinese cooking
  • Snorkel and kayak some of the region’s most beautiful coral reefs
  • Discover what Balinese culture has to offer
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Student Outcomes

  • Examine and compare art from different cultures
  • Investigate and compare the evolution of different techniques of art
  • Explore communication through visual, musical and movement means
  • Experiment with diverse media and artistic techniques
  • Produce a body of artwork

Subject Focus

  • Gain real life understanding of artistic expression through painting, photography, sculpture, textile design, music and dance.
  • Consider role of the arts in the history and cultures of the Balinese and enrich students’ horizons.
  • Encourage students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and develop analytical skills while working towards proficiency and confidence as art makers.
  • Through inquiry, investigation, reflection and creative application, students develop an appreciation for expressive and aesthetic diversity. Gain confidence, enthusiasm and a sense of achievement in the practise of their chosen art format.
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