Art boosts creativity
YEAR 1 students from Jones Hill State School visited the Gympie Regional Gallery to view the artwork on show.
Teacher Megan Dan arrived with the class wearing colourful hats they had made especially for their excursion to the Gallery.
Upon their arrival, gallery administrator Sandra Ross was given this letter by one of the students which was handwritten by her mother. It said, “I love the art gallery. It has a lot of art. I like art, it is creative and I do a lot of art.
Art is nice to do. The art gallery changes every week. Last week, Mrs Dan showed us a triangle bag and on the way to the art gallery I saw a plate picture of a horse. I enjoy the art gallery. My class made hats. They look great. The end.”
Sandra says it is interesting what children remember about being in the gallery and she loves hearing their responses and experiences of different exhibitions.
“It is probably the most rewarding part of my job at the Gympie Regional Gallery and introducing children to art at a young age encourages their own creativity.
“It is my hope that these children will be more inclined to visit art galleries in the future,” she said.