The Incredibles art success
Artists raise $500 and 100 guests attend the evening
THE inspiring talents of the young “Incredibles” from Childers State School showcased the students artistic flair at last week’s art show and sale.
The Incredibles is a group of students from Years 5 and 6 with special needs and twice weekly they get together to work on projects within the school.
The students work together and learn to compromise and co-operate with their peers.
The art show and sale sold out faster than the first screening of the movie Frozen.
With almost 100 people attending the school event, students and staff were pleased with the money raised and would like to thank everyone who attended the event.
Teacher and organiser Kerri Wills said the students raised $550, which was a lot more than anticipated.
“All the students were amazed at how many people came to their exhibition and were shocked at how quickly their artworks sold,” Ms Wills said.
Visitors to the exhibition were impressed and amazed at the high quality and standard of art works and handmade jewellery.
The jewellery was very popular in the gift shop and sold out quickly.
Local resident and a great supporter of the event, Julie Green, praised the Incredibles group and said it was the best art show she had ever attended.
“All the students should be very proud, it was a wonderful art show,” Mrs Green said.
During the evening students served their guests, drinks and tasty snacks of pizza and pies.
Sue Vellacott, an invited guest, said the hospitality provided by the students made it a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
“It was a great art show and I had a wonderful evening,” Mrs Vellacott said.
Mrs Wills said school could be stressful for some students and they hoped to build a butterfly house to give students a comforting place when the challenges become overwhelming.
“The butterfly house would be a space for anyone needing time-out,” she said.
“It’s a large scale project and we originally thought it would cost approximately $2000 to complete.”
“We believe having a butterfly house would be a place for students to calm down, reflect and also learn about science in a practical way,” Mrs Wills said.
“Since the art exhibition, the students have received offers from locals who would like to help in the construction of the butterfly house.
“The butterfly house will be constructed with mesh, and we are all really excited about this project and grateful for all the support.
“With community support we might be able reduce the overall cost of the project,” she said.
— Sue Vellacott It was a great art show and I had a wonderful evening.
ARTY KIDS: The talented young artists of Childers Primary School.