Orelia PS pupils at Sculpture by the Sea

Orelia Primary School students Audrey Micken, Brodie Kilner, Compton Tamehana and Nyeboumkuoth Mathiang.
Orelia Primary School students Audrey Micken, Brodie Kilner, Compton Tamehana and Nyeboumkuoth Mathiang.

ORELIA Primary School students got a backstage pass to the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition at Cottesloe Beach.

The students got to create their own sculptures with Singapore artist Shaumyika Sharma.

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Orelia PS teacher Niamh Lannon said the opportunity arose through the Alcoa Schools Education Program.

“The students have been focusing on lines in art and when the artist spoke about lines in her work, their faces just lit up; you could see them joining the dots,” she said.

Students used clay, wire and coloured cardboard to create sea themed sculptures with Sharma.

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The Alcoa Schools Education Program has been an integral part of Sculpture by the Sea in Cottesloe since its inception 15 years ago. The program gives thousands of school children each year an opportunity to take part in sculpture workshops, tours and the chance to work with artists.

To date, more than 28,000 WA students have taken part.

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