Brookdale: Australian Christian College students get creative ahead of two events

Julie Fearns-Pheasant held a workshop for Australian Christian College students.
Julie Fearns-Pheasant held a workshop for Australian Christian College students.

PENCILS, water colours, iPads and scraps were all used as students from Australian Christian College got creative in preparation for two upcoming events.

In a recent workshop artist Julie Fearns-Pheasant taught students about the history of the poppy flower and its ties to World War I, teaching them the drawing techniques they will use to create pieces for the Centenary of the Armistice exhibition, an event that will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Remembrance Day.

Ms Fearns-Pheasant also taught students how they could use recycled materials to create sculptures as part of the City of Armadale’s Lochmess Monster project.

Australian Christian College principal Jacqui Burrage said the artist “captured the children’s imaginations” during her visit.

“The students were engrossed the whole time,” she said.

“As well as learning various artistic techniques from an expert, it is also important for every student to know the history of their community, and how we can celebrate when people reconcile their differences.

“We can also celebrate those who have sacrificed their lives for others.”

The Centenary of the Armistice exhibition will be at the Artist Retail Collective, Armadale on November 11.