Artist-in-residence returns to South Perth primary
VISUAL artist Louise Snook has returned to South Perth Primary School to work with students on a school art exhibition.
Specialising in fashion and textiles, Snook undertook a residency at the school in 2008 and returned this year to teach pre-primary to Year 6 students skills including stitching, paper mache, ceramics and hay weaving, as an artistin-residence for five weeks.
“Without a specialist arts teacher, it is up to the primary class teacher and what their experience of art is, to teach students,” she said.
“So, doing a residency is an opportunity to extend children’s vocabulary on art and how they can express themselves.
“Some of the students have never worked with clay or picked up a needle to stitch, and they have been really engaged with each new task.”
Each student’s art works will be auctioned off at a Parents and Citizens Association Art Exhibition during October, in a fundraising effort.
Artist-in-residence Louise Snook at South Perth Primary School with Year 3 students Maddison and Jacob.