St Jerome’s Primary School student awarded Fra Angelico Award for art

St Jerome's Primary School student Vrindha Yarramreddy with her piece
St Jerome's Primary School student Vrindha Yarramreddy with her piece "Mary and Elizabeth". Picture: Jon Hewson.

A ST Jerome’s Primary School student is painting her way to success.

Year Five student Vrindha Yarramreddy recently won the Fra Angelico Award.

St Jerome’s Primary School visual arts specialist teacher Marisa Cipriano said it was only the second year the competition had been open to primary school students.

“She created her piece Mary and Elizabeth using oil pastel on card,” she said.

“She was one of 30 students invited to participate in after-school art workshops to hone her skills and create artwork in preparation for the Angelico Art Exhibition for Primary Schools.

“Vrindha’s winning piece remained on display at the Angelico Art Exhibition for Secondary Schools.”

The theme of this year’s competition was ‘Year of Youth.’

Mrs Cipriano said she was delighted for Vrindha.

“(Her) commitment to her artwork was outstanding,” she said.

“Vrindha was thrilled to learn that she had won and was humble when she accepted her award. She felt very inspired to be surrounded (at the awards ceremony) by so many talented artists.”

Vrindha plans to continue her art and spends her free time working on different pieces.