Eddystone Primary students learn cutting edge glass art


Eddystone students with artist in residence Marcaela Faithfull.
Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d459484
Eddystone students with artist in residence Marcaela Faithfull. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d459484

A VISITING artist taught Heathridge students to create art from glass last term.

Eddystone Primary School visual art teacher Nina Sutcliffe had students in Years 4 and 5 participate in an artist-in-residence program organised by ECU in term three.

Ms Sutcliffe said it had been a successful Naidoc-themed project for the nine and 10-year- olds working with artist Marcaela Faithfull.

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“The focus of the students’ art work has been on creating their own glass pebbles and using glass in a variety of ways within their art,” she said. “The 17 students from varied backgrounds have learned new art-specific language and many new art skills.

“Their skills will continue to develop when they make themselves a glass pendant each and learn how to create beautiful glass bowls by melting glass into moulds within the kiln.”

Ms Sutcliffe said the school received funding for the project materials through a Pals grant, organised by the Eddystone Aboriginal Island education officer Nicole Corrales.