Pair bring ‘art to school’

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Two artists brought “art to school” last week.

Annie Bourque, who owns The Butcher Shop art gallery and studio in Waikaia, and Rosalie Copland, of Croydon, came to Te Tipua School to help pupils create artworks.

Waimumu Art Exhibition president Debbie Smith said funds made from the exhibition were used to pay for the art tutors to take workshops at the school.

Bourque taught the year 7 and 8 boys the art of wire sculpture.

“She did brazing with them, so they had to use a blowtorch,” Mrs Smith said.

“The boys had to use their imaginations. They had to think about 3-D as well.”

Copland taught the girls the art of Paverpol bird sculpture.

“It’s really bringing art to school.”