Working with schools Projects completed with 4 schools on the Central Coast: Somersby Public School, Holgate Public school, Kariong public school and Wadalba Community School
Working with Schools - Holgate Sculpture
Holgate School Sculpture: This was the Year 6 leaving gift to the school. We created a totem pole where Year 6 could hang something to represent themselves. We mainly used sticks from the school environment but some of the children brought in special objects like a cricket bat, skateboard, wooden spoon. Each item was painted and decorated to represent themselves. They used favourite colours, words, fabrics, painted on symbols. This was a project to explore their own identities within art and leave behind their own totem as an expression and visual language of themselves.
Working with Schools - Holgate Picasso Cow
Holgate Public School Picasso Cow: This project was for a National School competition. A group of children were chosen to come up with ideas and drawings, and then paint the preformed cow sculpture.
Holgate Junk yard orchestra: Worked with the orchestra and the school to create musical instruments out of rubbish and recycled materials.
Working with Schools - Kariong Public School
Kariong Public School: Random weave basket making with children and their families to make bird nest weavings to hang along their nature walk area.
Working with Schools - Wadalba
Wadalba Weaving projects: For several years I have worked with the high school and the primary school children to learn weaving skills and create fibre sculptures. In 2015 We won First prize for our reconciliation entry with our fibre sculpture animals.
Working with Schools - Somersby
At Somersby Public school worked with the children to create yarn gods eyes and dream catchers to enter the annual art prize at The Mangrove Mountain Country Fair.