Art something to sea at Craigie Heights Primary School

Craigie Heights Primary School Year 4/5 students with the art work.
Craigie Heights Primary School Year 4/5 students with the art work.

SECONDARY education student Danielle Edwards has worked with Craigie Heights Primary School children to complete a sea-themed mural.

Taking part in a three-day artist-in-residence program run through ECU, the 23-year-old Hillarys resident and 158 students from Year 3 to 6 have been busy creating.

“My brief was coastal due to Craigie Heights being a coastal school so the acting principal Shannon Pearce and I decided on a sea-theme art project,” Danielle said.

She said students in Years 3, 4 and 5 painted a large seascape on plywood panels.

“These students worked in groups of four and collectively decided on the colours to paint their plank,” she said. “When the panels are brought together they create one large seascape about 12 feet long.”

The Year 6 students had a sea-themed printmaking project, where they carved into linoleum and printed onto a piece of material, creating one big combined artwork.

“Once printed, the students had the choice to add some blue, green or purple puff paint over their print, which added a touch of colour,” she said.

“The students have all worked incredibly hard and the final artworks turned out beautifully.

“The students’ choice of colours was bright and engaging and when the panels are viewed together they really create an impact.”

She said the splashes of colour worked well in creating depth and drawing the eye.

“Both artworks were very successful and I’m very pleased to have had the opportunity to work with such wonderful young students,” Danielle said.