Art collaboration the perfect storm
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.