Art col­lab­o­ra­tion the per­fect storm

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CHRIST Church Gram­mar School (CCGS) Year 6 stu­dents have spent the past two weeks work­ing along­side Aus­tralian con­tem­po­rary artist Stormie Mills.

Mr Mills men­tored the boys over four ses­sions, pro­vid­ing ad­vice and feed­back for the bud­ding artists.

Dur­ing the ses­sions, he in­tro­duced them to short videos, which demon­strated the sig­nif­i­cance of the el­e­ments in his work.

“Black rep­re­sents dirt, white speaks of era­sure, grey is drawn from the cityscape and sil­ver is the lan­guage of dreams,” Mr Mills said.

CCGS art teacher Claire Don­ald said the boys rel­ished the op­por­tu­nity to work with Stormie, soak­ing up his ev­ery word.

“Work­ing along­side Stormie, the boys were given di­rect ac­cess to an in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed artist and his au­then­tic art process,” Ms Don­ald said.

“It was clear they idolised him and ap­pre­ci­ated ev­ery mo­ment they had in his pres­ence.”

The stu­dents ex­plored the sub­ject mat­ter of air­planes; drawing, paint­ing and de­tail­ing their planes us­ing pen­cil, acrylic paint and fine­liner pens.

Mills and the Year 6 boys com­pleted an in­stal­la­tion out­side the Prepara­tory School of­fice.

Stormie Mills with stu­dents Thomas An­drews and Wil­liam Warner.

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