Cooranbong Public School hosts annual Brushes Up art exhibition | photos

COORANBONG Public School last night hosted its annual Brushes Up exhibition of children’s artworks.

It is the culmination of the children’s weekly Art Attack classes run by teacher Theresa le Roux.

“These are afternoons where there are big pieces of paper, water containers, ink, pens and sticks to draw with, and lots of paint on the menu,” she said.

“I simply encourage them to look at the plain things all around us and to see the beauty in them.

“I have a passion for teaching art, and I believe children have a basic need for colour, a big piece of paper and a brush. I don't touch their work, because I want them to grow.”

The children again produced a diverse and original array of works, created using a variety of techniques and mediums.

The school hall transformed into a gallery for the night.

Mrs le Roux said she believed every student was an artist in simple need of “encouragement to grow and develop their potential”.

“Einstein said, “Creativity is intelligence having fun. Creativity is contagious. Pass it on’,” she said.

“Another interesting quote from this clever man is ‘Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere!’”

Principal Aaron Quinnell’s ‘Pricipal’s Pick’ award went to year 3 student Ursula Hanger for her courageous use of colour.