Creek schools craft together

Emily and Archie with their tinfoil art pieces.

Students from two small Lockyer Valley schools joined forces last week to produce hundreds of art pieces to be displayed at local exhibitions.

On Friday 8 March Murphys Creek State School students visited Flagstone Creek State School for Art Day, where they learned how to produce clay plates, tinfoil art, 3D images and surrealist art.

Flagstone Creek principal Charmaine Wilson said students learned to create visual representations that communicate, challenge and express their own and others’ ideas through visual art.

“Students make new knowledge and develop their skills, techniques and processes as they explore a diversity of artists, visual imagery, representations, designed objects and environments, and viewpoints and practices,” Mrs Wilson said.

“They also have an opportunity to interact with their peers in a creative and relaxed setting.”

Murphys Creek principal Lynne Stritzel said the day was a great opportunity for students to come together.

“Because we’re a small school, this is a chance to meet other students so they can come together in play, use their creative strengths and have a nice day meeting other students,” she said.

“They’ve been really involved and engaged in all the activities and some of the work’s pretty amazing, to be honest.

“I’d love to thank Flagstone for hosting and for Mrs Wilson, because she came up with the idea.”

Mrs Wilson said the community could find the students’ work at upcoming local events.

“Our finished products will be sent on to the Ma Ma Creek Exhibition, Gatton Show and Brisbane Exhibition, creating links to the local community.”