Students find their creative spark

ART WITH HEART: Students get into their clay art.
ART WITH HEART: Students get into their clay art.

FISH, sharks and wacky sea creatures with extra eyes and fins were created from clay by the imaginative students at Ropeley State School last week.

The students attended a workshop at the school held by Raw Art Company, making clay sea creatures, prints and collages using recyclable and reusable materials.

The art teacher for the day, Elizabeth Willing said the program is a way to expand on students and teachers art skills.

"It's good because a lot of schools don't have a dedicated art program because the teachers are also teaching maths and English too," she said.

Elizabeth said by making clay creatures it encourages the student's creativity.

"Kids end up naming their animals that they make and make up a story about them," she said.

Elizabeth said sometimes the kids take pictures of the animals in different scenes to create a story.

Principal of the school, Charmaine Wilson said the art program was a way to celebrate Children's Book Week (August 21-27) by having students use their imagination.

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