This term, the Year 7 students from St Joseph’s Memorial School participated in workshops in our College Art Rooms. This allowed for a college environment for the students and a chance to work with clay in a specialised environment. Students learnt about the qualities of clay and how to work and create pieces using the slab process of hand building.
With the guidance of their teacher Ms Amy Parker, students designed and created clay hands based on the theme of identity. Designs were first planned on paper in 2 dimensions and then the students allowed these ideas to come to life in their 3 dimensional creations.
The Year 7 class demonstrated so much creativity in the designing and the making of their final clay pieces. Some even took this a step further and created other objects including bowls, soccer balls and Christmas decorations.
The connection between Josephite schools is an important one and I acknowledge Principals Ms Kath McGuigan and Ms Helena Card who have enabled this partnership. Thank you also to Ms Amy Parker whose enthusiasm and dedication to the Visual Arts reflected in her hardworking students and their willingness to learn and create beautiful pieces of artwork.
I wish the Year 7s at St Joseph’s Memorial the very best for the rest of the year and for their new beginnings in 2017. I look forward to seeing some of you here next year!
Linda Di Blasio
Art & Design Teacher