Art stu­dents show their tal­ent

Great Southern Herald - - Front Page - Sjanna San­dalova

A group of art stu­dent’s at South Re­gional TAFE’s Katan­ning cam­pus are show­ing off their tal­ents at an ex­hi­bi­tion of their work at the Katan­ning Art Gallery.

The stu­dents, who are tak­ing the Cer­tifi­cate II in Vis­ual Arts, an Art Ac­cess pro­gram for peo­ple with dis­abil­ity, got to share their work with friends, fam­ily and the pub­lic dur­ing the of­fi­cial ex­hi­bi­tion open­ing on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 21.

Shire pres­i­dent Liz Guidera praised the stu­dents for their cre­ativ­ity and the va­ri­ety as well as the high standard of the pieces on dis­play.

“The depth of tal­ent in this class over a num­ber of medi­ums is amaz­ing — con­grat­u­la­tions to all the stu­dents and their teach­ers and care­givers,” she said.

Un­der the guid­ance of art lec­turer Sun­jung Bloomer, the stu­dents have worked steadily this year, cre­at­ing pieces in a va­ri­ety of me­dia in­clud­ing sculp­ture, pot­tery, ce­ram­ics and draw­ing.

Stu­dent Les­ley Balin­ski said she had loved the course, which had helped her to de­velop her cre­ative side.

“It’s a fab­u­lous course and it’s been an ab­so­lute joy to take part in it,” she said.

With the en­cour­age­ment of her lec­turer, she had tack­led new tech­niques and had been sur­prised by her own ac­com­plish­ments.

“It’s been good to see every­one in the class grow and de­velop,” she said.

The Art Ac­cess ex­hi­bi­tion will run at the gallery un­til October 12.

Flower lover Lulu Nel­son with one of her art­works.

Les­ley Balin­ski with her ce­ramic cat­fish.

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