Yarra Valley ‘Open Studios’…

On the 22nd of September I went to the Yarra Valley Open Studios. I went with Mrs McLeod (the art teacher at B.L.P.S), Victoria (my class mate and one of the art captains), Karen (Victoria’s Mum), my brother and my Mum.

We all met up at Berwick Lodge at 10 o’ clock. When everyone arrived we set off to Healesville were the first artists studio was. The drive took forty-five minutes.

The first gallery we visited was Mim Kocher who was a sculptor and painter. I especially liked her sculptured people which she made out of magi-clay.

The second gallery we visited was mosaic artist Sandy Peeters and wood carver Josef Peeters. I loved how Sandy and Josef both used recyclable materials for their artwork.

After looking at Sandy and Josef’s gallery it was about lunch time so we went to a picnic area and had a picnic. Connor, Victoria and I were very lucky to get some money from Mrs McLeod to buy an ice cream at the ice cream shop. I got rainbow bubblegum, Victoria got honeycomb and Connor got Mint.

Next we headed to our last art gallery which was Beverly Mann’s who does textiles. She prints gum leaves on material squares which she then puts on clothing.

Overall, I had an awesome day and got some great ideas from the galleries!

Here are a few snaps I took on the day:

By Tanisha!