Students learn the art of giving

Bassendean Primary School Year 2 students Lucy Coates, Riley Dowd and Cate Anderson with their artwork. Picture: Marcus Whisson d411168
Bassendean Primary School Year 2 students Lucy Coates, Riley Dowd and Cate Anderson with their artwork. Picture: Marcus Whisson d411168

Visual arts teacher Kylie Barr said the students had painted canvas boards for four weeks and would place the finished results in ‘random places with a note welcoming admirers to take the artwork home to keep.’

‘If you are lucky you might become the owner of an original artwork created by these budding artists, you just have to keep your eyes open over the next few weeks,’ she said.

‘So take a careful look on park benches, under street trees, near local shops, construction sites, in rest rooms, you might be surprised by the early Christmas gift left especially for you.’

Ms Barr said she wanted her students to think about art and the joy of giving to the wider community.

‘The idea came from my interest in a similar project carried out by American artist Bren Bataclan who distributes his art around the world as random acts of kindness,’ she said.

‘People have sent him photos, and messages of thanks for bringing a smile.’

Ms Barr and her students hope for similar responses from those who take home the artwork via email on bassendeanps.sunshine.project@gmail.com.