A splash of colour lifts school spir­its

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A CRE­ATIVE splash of colour has been given to aged in­ter­nal school walls by Beech­worth Sec­ondary Col­lege stu­dents when they picked up paint brushes over the school hol­i­days.

Prom­i­nent Wool­shed artist and col­lege art teacher Nina Machielse Hunt be­hind the project said it was a rein­vig­o­ra­tion of school ar­eas.

“We have a lot of artis­tic tal­ent here with blank can­vasses ev­ery­where to fill,” she said.

“De­vel­op­ing re­la­tion­ships with colour, im­ages and pop­u­lar cul­ture, the idea is to en­gage stu­dents with an el­e­ment of sur­prise too.”

“We’re do­ing some­thing that ben­e­fits the school com- mu­nity in an ac­tive way that will cre­ate a more pleas­ant en­vi­ron­ment for all.”

Year 7 art stu­dents Madi­son Lawrence and Asha Bright both said it bright­ened up the school for stu­dents.

“It’s some­thing in­ter­est­ing to look at and has been a lot of fun,” Madi­son said.

Year 9 art stu­dent Audrey Clark said it was a great op­por­tu­nity over the school hol­i­days to con­tinue the project.

“It’s been go­ing for a month and it’s been fun do­ing my own de­sign,” she said.

School cap­tain Dane As­plet from Year 12 said it was a great project where all stu­dents should have a go.

COLOUR­FUL CRE­ATIONS: Beech­worth Sec­ondary Col­lege stu­dents – Year 12 school cap­tain Dane As­plet (left), Year 7’s Madi­son Lawrence and Asha Bright with Audrey Clark from Year 9 – had fun last week giv­ing col­lege walls a cre­ative splash of colour.

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