Artist in Schools Program
In 2012, after 10 years of trying, Puckapunyal Primary School was proud to receive a $10,000 grant for the Artist in Schools Program. 'Artists in Schools’ provides opportunities for professional artists to work with young people in Victorian primary and secondary schools. The program is a Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) and Arts Victoria partnership.
Our school artist ‘Kerry Punton’ and Mrs A-W created and installed terracotta tiles depicting flora and fauna of students’ military homes, past and present. Students worked with the artist exploring the various ways flora and fauna are depicted in Art.
Focussing on terracotta as a medium, the artist worked with the students in designing, modelling and making the tiles that were installed on a sitting wall in the canteen area.