Arts Ads: Creating a Bill Poster

Arts Centre Melbourne

Spread the word about your upcoming event with custom Bill Posters designed by your students!
In Creating a Bill Poster, participants will be taken through the history and basics of bill posters and visual communication via images from Arts Centre Melbourne’s Performing Arts Collection. Students then create their own posters using Adobe Photoshop for a specific event relevant to your school and community.

If you are interested in creating Bill Posters with a contemporary music focus, check out our The Australian Music Vault School Experience - Poster Design workshop.

Before attending this workshops, choose a school event you would like your students to advertise.
This workshop works particularly well if advertising a real life event. Some events students have made advertisements for include:
  • Production, Musical or Eisteddfod
  • Fete or Market
  • Arts Exhibition
Students can use the Bill Poster Pro-Forma template to get started - it outlines the details that need to be included. This can be download from this page, or it will be emailed to you when your booking has been finalised.

During the workshop
Learn about the evolution of the Bill Poster through images from Arts Centre Melbourne’s Performing Arts Collection
  • Learn basic editing in Photoshop
  • Learn basic design principles
  • Learn about typography, visual balance, filters and effects

After the workshop
Student work will be made available for download after the workshop, emailed to the teacher making the booking.

Suitable for Years 3 - 12

To make a booking or enquiry, simply press the GREEN Enquiry/Booking Request Button above right to directly contact the booking team. They will answer you promptly to discuss your booking including when payment will be required.

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Show Details



Year Level Suitability

3-6 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Media Arts, The Arts - Visual Arts


Advertising, Design, Performing Arts, Communication, Visual


Visual Arts, Workshop


Primary: 1hr 30min, Secondary: 1hr 30min OR 3hrs


$16 per student (1.5 hour session). $24 per student (3 hour session). Minimum charge is for 15 students


The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne (Melbourne, VIC)

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


On demand (subject to availability)
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Enquiry/Booking Request