PICTURES: Artist Lisa leads family painting masterclass at Bower
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Pupils and family members took part in a painting masterclass at Bower Primary School, depicting an orca rising from the sea as the focal point of their artwork.
Lyth Arts Centre's Caithness artist in residence Lisa Weller led the showpiece event to more than 40 participants on Wednesday afternoon.
It marked the end of a series of sessions she had led during the summer term in the school.
Infants, younger brothers and sisters, parents and grandparents all attended and followed a step-by-step demonstration in how to create a canvas painting based on an orca image Lisa had brought along.
Parents and children from Bower Busy Bees Nursery also attended the session.
The event provided another opportunity for families to attend in-school activities after the end of Covid restrictions.
Class teacher Vicki Ross said: “It was lovely to see our pupils paint with their family members.
“Family learning opportunities are a great way of building and sustaining relationships within our school and nursery community. They are important for our school and its future.
“Lisa’s input has helped develop new skills for our families and pupils in a relaxing and enjoyable manner.”
Lisa said: “It was a joy to teach my biggest class to date, with over 40 participants all painting along with me together.
“It was also delightful to teach a varied range of ages in the session, with young siblings and grandparents taking part along with the Bower primary children and staff.
“Everyone did a wonderful job and I was very impressed with the work they produced. It never fails to surprise and please me that, even though we are all painting the same image, everyone produces a unique piece of art.
“I look forward to continuing the Caithness Artists in Residence [CAIR] project at Busy Bees in the holidays and then working with Keiss Primary School in the new school year.”