Artists in the making

Preppy Joshua with his art. Photo: Joe Mastroianni

By Jessica Micallef

Forget the likes of Pablo Picasso and Leonardo da Vinci –St Anne Primary School pupils are the best new artists in town.

The pupils at the Sunbury school showcased their colourful creations at a three-day art show earlier this month.

Art teacher Patricia Quinn said the school hosted an art show ever year.

“This year, the kids had two, two-dimensional pieces of art work each and at least one or two three-dimensional pieces of art work so it could be a sculpture, collage … paper mache,” she said.

“On the Friday we had a grandparents day. We had a lot of grandparents come in. It was a really nice way to showcase the work that the kids do in the arts.”

About 650 pupils showed off their masterpieces across the three days. Ms Quinn said the atmosphere at the show was buzzing with excitement.

“They [the pupils] love art. They were all extremely proud,” she said.

“They all have an art folder so when their family came through they could show the work that they had done.

“It was really exciting to see the kids’ work. People were blown away with how talented the
kids were. It starts to show that they have a lot of skills.”