Old Bar students prepare for biennial art show

Indy Sheridan and Emma Lambert from kindergarten with one of the collaborative artworks.

Indy Sheridan and Emma Lambert from kindergarten with one of the collaborative artworks.

THE Old Bar School hall will be transformed into an art gallery on August 28 and 29 for the biennial art show.

Featuring the work of students from across all grades, each piece will be for sale with funds raised going towards the purchase of school resources.

Among the collection will be collaborative art pieces designed and produced by kindergarten students.

The students were visited by artist (and mum) Nadia Cook over a number of weeks, who talked about art, the types of materials they would be using (including pastels and acrylic) as well as what a collaborative artwork was.

They were then allocated groups and amongst them completed 15 artworks, all depicting creatures they had imagined.

The collaborative artworks will be available for purchase through a silent auction process.

Also among the display will be skateboard art, created by class 3/4G over the course of a term.

Ashley Hampson, Asha Paff, Ocean Rosamond and Lachlan Cross with their skateboard deck creations.

Ashley Hampson, Asha Paff, Ocean Rosamond and Lachlan Cross with their skateboard deck creations.

After learning about various artworks, skateboard artists and the style of art designed for the underside of skateboard decks the students set to work, firstly creating a draft, then a real-sized artwork on paper before painting their skateboard deck.

Ashley Hampson's deck depicts a fire flower.

"I had originally thought of a love heart, then a flower and then thought a fire flower would be best," she said.

For Asha Paff, her main aim was to make the colours pop.

"I really liked doing it. I like when colours pop, which is why I did the black tree. I picked happy colours and then did the black outline to make the colours stand out."

Ocean Rosamond was inspired by a skateboard he had seen at the skate park.

"My mum has a skateboard and I looked at the skate park and saw a pattern on it that was pink and purple," he said.

"I thought I'd make a different one in different colours."

Lachlan Cross created an image showing a tree burning by fire with the leaves at the top the only thing left of it.

The exhibition's official opening will take place at 6pm on August 28, at the school hall.

All the artworks will be for sale that evening.

Kindergarten students Sara Harris and Oliver Haines examine one of the collaborative artworks.

Kindergarten students Sara Harris and Oliver Haines examine one of the collaborative artworks.

Ta da!: Carter Doessel and Amelia Maddy with some of the collaborative artworks created by the kindergarten classes.

Ta da!: Carter Doessel and Amelia Maddy with some of the collaborative artworks created by the kindergarten classes.

Ashley Hampson with her skateboard deck design.

Ashley Hampson with her skateboard deck design.

Colours pop: Asha Paff.

Colours pop: Asha Paff.

Ocean Rosamond's skateboard art was something he was inspired to create after a visit to the skate park.

Ocean Rosamond's skateboard art was something he was inspired to create after a visit to the skate park.

Lachlan Cross with his skateboard artwork.

Lachlan Cross with his skateboard artwork.

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