Art students brush up

IT TOOK Curran See three days to finish his Japanese-inspired painting, but the end result was worth it.

“You have to draw the design on paper and copy it,” the 12-year old from Lennox Head Public School said.

He was one of 100 students to participate in the ARTsmart program this year, organised by Jamie Hoile from Clunes Public School.

Mr Hoile said four workshops were held for talented art students from the region.

“This time we did a style of painting called kacho ja,” he said.

“It’s a very disciplined form of art, so the students have had to be very focused.”

Ballina Public School student Isobelle Dwyer, 11, said she enjoyed art classes.

“We had to make up our own design and then paint it,” she said.

Schools involved in ARTsmart were Lennox Head, Ballina, Southern Cross, Alstonville, Fernleigh, Newrybar and Teven-Tintenbar.



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