Year 9 and 10 Art Students have been involved in an ‘artist in residence’ workshop, with local Sunshine Coast artist Sarah Sculley.
The project involved lessons held over a month where students learned the process of creating a major mural project with involvement in concept design and mural painting techniques.
Sarah incorporated the students’ design concepts to develop the finished work which included colours students found within the plants and flowers in the school grounds, a stylised shape of the Brisbane river, which is a nod to the traditional owners of the land – Turrbal people – who lived on food from the river and waterways.
Students created a wonderful design for a texture that was their interpretation of – the white round dots, which show the school community and the individuals, which represent the schools motto ‘Where every student is known’. Students used the star shape in the middle of the school emblem as a textural pattern – you can also see this in the dark blue.
The finished works have brought the playground back to life and showcased our extremely talented art students for many years to come.
Sarah Sculley is a Sunshine Coast-based urban artist. She studied a Bachelor of Design Studies, majoring in Graphic Design and Visual Culture at the Queensland College of Art and received a scholarship from Griffith University to study abroad at the Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland.