Published on: 19 August 2016

The Pre-Primary to Year 2 boys have recently participated in an Artist in Residence program with artist Rowena Keall-Walsh.

Rowena has a very strong and close connection to the natural landscape, and feels passionately about nature and the impact humans have on the environment. She shared this passion with the boys and connected their art experience to the Swan River and the conservation of this important environment for the flora and fauna.

The boys began their art experience by looking closely at different fish, prawns and crabs from the river, completing observational drawings of their chosen animal. Using primary colours, Rowena taught the boys about colour mixing, allowing them to explore colours and see what they could create. The boys then applied their colour mixing and drawing to produce wonderful canvases.

Holly Miller, Pre-Primary to Year 2 Co-ordinator, said a highlight for the boys was proudly sharing their exhibition with their parents. 

“The experience has enhanced the boys’ art skills, while connecting them to the Swan River, a place they regularly visit to explore, learn and play. A big thank you to the Christ Church Parents’ Association who made the Artist in Residence program possible.”