The creativity of Invermay Primary Schools' pupil is now on show for the whole community to see.
Working with artist-in-residence Rachel King, the grade two to six pupils helped design a mural featuring everything they love about the school - and it's now mounted on a classroom at the front of the school.
Invermay Primary art teacher Rebecca Garlick said Ms King had worked with the students for six months around lockdowns and periods of remote learning.
Originally the pupils were going to paint the mural themselves, but Ms King ended up painting the students' design because of time factors.
Ms Garlic said the artist in residence program, funded through Creative Arts Victoria, gave students a unique insight in to the art world.
"Creative Arts Victoria approached us at the end of last year to submit an application to have an artist in residence as they had funding because most artists and visual performing artists had lost a lot of work during the pandemic," she said.
"It was a way to get artists earning some income again by getting them in to schools."
Ms King had small groups of students workshop ideas around what they loved best about their school. Students did some illustrations and discussed what they'd like to see on the mural and helped come up with the design.
"They have created this wonderful mural that you now see," she said.
"The kids really loved having an artist working alongside them, learning a lot of new skills like gel printing and different painting techniques."
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The grand opening of the mural this week was part of the school's first ever art show, featuring student art from throughout the year.
The childrens' art was displayed on walls and tables, inviting much positive feedback from the parents and carers who came.
"They were blown away by the size of the mural and how colourful it is, and by all the artwork the kids have done," she said.
"It was also the first event we've been able to have parents in the school post-COVID, so the kids were keen and excited to show their parents, grandparents and carers around."
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