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Toolooa's Talented Art Students - Create Local Community Murals

6/11/2014
Toolooa’s Talented Art Students—Create Fantastic Local Community Murals
 
Toolooa’s Art Program, has created exciting opportunities for students to participate in a range of fantastic local Community Artworks. Miss Laura Jane Macnamara took a group of Toolooa Art students to Tanyalla Conference Centre at Tannum Sands earlier in the year, and created an impressive ‘Under the sea’ Mural across a large wall at the centre. This showcase of the student’s talents to the community, excited other local community groups and associations, and therefore they sought out opportunities for our students to create Murals at their venues as well. This included the recent Kin Kora Kindergarten Mural painting of their ‘Friendship Garden, and yesterday’s CQ University Mural of “Rainforest meets the Sea.”
 
These Community groups contacted the school regarding a theme/idea and a location they wished a mural to be created, liased with Miss Macnamara regarding designs, paint and equipment requirements, and then a group of students enjoyed a day applying their skills and artistic flair to create a Community Mural. This has given the students a unique opportunity to create public artworks, to follow design briefs and time lines, to put into practise techniques learnt in class, and a great experience to add to their resume.
 
- Mindi Mewing
 
“On Thursday Week 3 this term, a selection of year 11 and 12 students embarked on an adventure to paint a 12 metre long wall at the CQ University. The theme was “Rainforest meets the ocean” to create a calm and tranquil environment for the University staff and students to enjoy their lunch. This was an excellent day filled with hard work, dedicated students, lots of messy paint and a tonne of fun. The University staff were full of high praise for the students’ artistic skills and I couldn’t be prouder as their art teacher.
Well done to all.
 
- Miss. MacNamara (Visual Art Teacher)”