Louise Snook teaching South Perth Primary students new skills for fundraising exhibition

Artist in residence Louise Snook at the South Perth Primary School with Year 3 students Maddison and Jacob Picture: Matt Jelonek
Artist in residence Louise Snook at the South Perth Primary School with Year 3 students Maddison and Jacob Picture: Matt Jelonek

VISUAL artist Louise Snook has returned to South Perth Primary School to work with students on a whole school art exhibition.

Specialising in fashion and textiles, Snook undertook a residency at the school in 2008 and returned this year to teach pre-primary to Year 6 students skills including stitching, paper mache, ceramics and hay weaving, as an artist in residence for five weeks.

“Without a specialist arts teacher, it is up to the primary class teacher and what their experience of art is, to teach students,” she said.

“So, doing a residency is an opportunity to extend children’s vocabulary on art and how they can express themselves.

“Some of the students have never worked with clay or picked up a needle to stitch, and they have been really engaged with each new task.”

Each student’s art works will be auctioned off at a Parents and Citizens’ Association Art Exhibition during October, in a fundraising effort.