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The Story Behind 4cats Education

In 2002, 4CATS EDUCATION released their first publication, Art Issues. Since then over 30 Art Education publications written specifically VCE Studio Arts and VCE Art have been published. Our publication focus is content driven and we strive for informative, progressive and current information.

In 2017, we move forward with the new VCAA Study Design for VCE Studio Arts. Our new textbook called STUDIO KNACK for Units 1 – 4 Studio Arts is our first full colour comprehensive guide for VCE Studio Arts students in Units 1 to Units 4.

The new Studio Arts textbook is now complemented with a series of 10 Online Video Lectures useful for both students and teachers. A short snippet of the Introduction to Galleries video lecture is available to view on this website. The full length online video lectures are available via the SHOP.

Our clearly written textbook STUDIO KNACK and our new online video lectures meet the VCAA Study Design requirements (current 2017 >) and are a practical resource designed to save teacher time and research and to lead the student to further personal research.

We aim to motivate the student to engage more easily with sometimes complex art industry issues and locate current industry information that may be difficult to find. 4CATS resources currently service over 90% of VCE providers in Victoria.

Author Background

Therese Gilligan has 14 years senior VCE STUDIO ARTS teaching experience. She has a Bachelor of Education (Visual Arts) and a Master of Education (Visual Arts) both from the University of Melbourne. She has many years of VCE Studio Arts Assessor experience and as a Studio Arts Examiner for the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA). Therese is an experienced gallerist and arts project consultant having curated numerous exhibitions of Australian Art and art consulting on both private and commercial art collections.

Philip Grant has been a Commercial Gallery Director and has extensive experience in public sector management including arts facilities and programs. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Art History), Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws (Copyright), all from the University of Melbourne. His professional legal expertise extends to artistic copyright protection as well as intellectual property protection in various design research sectors.

STUDIO KNACK - Studio Arts Textbook for 2017>2021 Units 1 > 4 - order online

Image courtesy Minna Gilligan and Daine Singer Gallery

Art Industry /Exhibition Review Lectures available now

STUDIO KNACK Textbook for Units 1 > 4 Studio Arts - Full Colour

“Don’t wait until you reach your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take.”

Therese Gilligan

We Deliver Online Resources For VCE Studio Arts


2017, is a busy year at 4cats education with the introduction of the new VCAA Studio Arts Study Design. To continue building our resources we have available a new textbook called STUDIO KNACK and a new series of online video lectures for students and teachers. The online video lectures provide students with information that will cover important areas of the VCE Unit 3 / 4 Studio Arts curriculum. Available Now.

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