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Have You Noticed The Mural Changes Around Our School?
Our senior Visual Art students are cleaning up and renewing the murals around our school. This idea came from the need to give back to their community. The year 12 class decided to clean up the murals after some of our murals were damaged with black spray paint. They also wanted to leave something positive to show their appreciation to the school. The incidental learning that came with this project included; work place health and safety and group dynamics. They found that there are classic examples of poor group dynamics, and they can undermine the success of a project, as well as people's morale and engagement.
So far these students have worked tirelessly in the sun, cleaning and renewing the murals. They are following the mantra, “put your heart and soul into the smallest acts. This is the secret of success”. Other projects include cleaning and making small murals in the art room and renewing artwork on the fountain near the oval.
Zoe Davey
Art Teacher
The Toolooa mural completed by, Sharlee Olsen, Madison Wellington, Gabby Stratford and myself; Krysta Greer, was most definitely a challenge for all of us. However, now that it comes to an end, the struggle has paid off. The animals were designed to be as ferocious as possible, even though the Heron and the Dolphin proved difficult. Overall, the animals were a success, and quite easy to accomplish with the simple knowledge of shading and contrasting colours. The letters turned out as perfect as possible, and all the colours used were to match the Toolooa uniforms. The whole thing was joined together perfectly with a colourful ribbon threading through the letters.
This is a piece that has enabled us to leave a bit of our artistic talent at Toolooa State High School, and express our pride of being apart of this school.
Krysta Greer.
Year 12 Student
Thanks Krysta for your contribution.

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