Artist-in-res­i­dence re­turns to South Perth pri­mary

Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek­mu­ni­ d485984

Artist-in-res­i­dence Louise Snook at South Perth Pri­mary School with Year 3 stu­dents Mad­di­son and Ja­cob.

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