Mandurah School Kids Get a Brush with Local Artist

Artist Emma Blyth with Year 1s and 2s and their creations.Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d439269
Mandurah School Kids Get a Brush with Local Artist
Artist Emma Blyth with Year 1s and 2s and their creations.Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d439269

MANDURAH artist-in-residence Emma Blyth and Mandurah Primary School have teamed up to provide a pilot master class in art with some year 1 and 2 students.       

The initiative will give Mandurah Primary School students an opportunity to broaden their experiences and share their skills, while providing greater exposure to the benefits of creative practice.

The pilot will also create opportunities for students and teachers to work with Emma on developing effective teaching methods and practices for the arts.

“Mandurah Primary School’s continued progression of moving from a good school to a great school means we need to look at broadening our relationships with key stakeholders in the Mandurah area,” associate principal Ben Garrett said.

“When the principal Natasha Upcott and I were looking at getting some local artwork for the school, it was the perfect opportunity to approach Emma and see if she would also be willing to work with our students and for our students to meet the person who provides such great artwork across the community.

“The students can relate to Emma, as they too live locally and are exposed to her work each year at Crab Fest, along with Emma’s foreshore pieces.”