Art students show their talent
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.