THE creativity nurtured by Koroit’s Lake School of Celtic Music, Song and Dance has diversified further with the establishment of an art shed for youth.
The school’s program co-ordinator Felix Meagher said the art shed this year gave young people whose families were involved in the school’s many learning activities a place to “hang out” at the Koroit Scout Hall.
A core activity has been the creation of a wall mural that has gone through many drafts as the teenagers have worked through ideas about what it should represent.
The mural’s creation is being captured on Dragonframe animation software to produce a short animated film. Mr Meagher said many of the teenagers had been coming with their families to the Lake School for many years and had formed strong friendships.
Art shed project co-ordinator Lucinda Clutterbuck said the decision to run the project this year reflected the school’s strong inclusive culture.
Ms Clutterbuck, who has attended the Lake School for 14 years, said the project built upon the school’s children’s program that had provided instruction in music, dance and creative art. Many of the children previously involved had grown up and the art shed gave them further challenges, she said.
Mr Meagher said the shed had been supported with a grant from the Ray and Joyce Uebergang Foundation.
He said the Lake School hoped to run the program again in future years.