Year 8 School of Total Education students Rita Bradshaw and Anthony Hughes.
Year 8 School of Total Education students Rita Bradshaw and Anthony Hughes.

Students take part in sculpting

SCHOOL students had an opportunity to delve into the life of a sculptor as they worked their magic on limestone at the Cultural Symposium.

Stanthorpe State High School Year 9 student Kate Beecham said she hadn’t worked on any art like sculpting before and was enjoying the process.

As the four sculptors continued chipping away at their designs in Leslie Park, the school groups were under instruction from sculptor and mentor Kevin Free.

The School of Total Education (SOTE) also took part in the event with Year 8 students visiting the park yesterday.

“You get to make what you want and it’s just a great experience,” Oliver Howson said.

Mr Free said school groups used limestone which was 30 million-year-old coral from Mt Gambier.

“I have just got them started with an abstract design and try not to have any preconceived ideas,” he said.

Mr Free said he taught from a practical point of view and wanted the students not to concentrate on creating a sculpture but on how to work with the materials.

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