News

Kids create art

ART ATTACK: Roger Saunders teaches Anquon Sandow, 11, how to paint.
ART ATTACK: Roger Saunders teaches Anquon Sandow, 11, how to paint. Louise Cheer

THE South Burnett art scene had better watch out.

Since Tuesday, a group of children from Murgon and Cherbourg have been learning the techniques of three-dimensional art.

They have been taking lessons from Bundaberg contemporary indigenous artist Roger "Bushfire" Saunders.

The program has been running at the South Burnett PCYC and will run for four weeks.

At the end of the program, the students will put on an exhibition for the public to enjoy.

The style of art taught by Mr Saunders features the traditional indigenous dots, and when special glasses are donned, the artwork appears in 3D.

Mr Saunders discovered the style of art while he was preparing paintings for an exhibition.

He said he thought it was a great way to get his grandchildren away from the computer.

"I developed a program using five colours and when the grandkids took their art to school for show and tell, the school called me up to see if I could run a program for them," he said.

"And now I do these 3D art programs all over Australia."

Mr Saunders said the local children had been very interested in the process, and proud of their work.

"I love doing these programs because the looks on their faces are worth it," he said.

"And I've been working closely with the Queensland Police Service and the PCYC to provide this great outlet for the kids' talent."

Acting PCYC manager Jaime Hastie said the program was also a great way for young kids to engage with adults.

"The aim of the program is to build better relationships between parents and children and to build better dialogue between them," he said.

"And two elders will be attending from Cherbourg, so it will also build a greater respect for older community members in the kids and vice versa."

The program run by the PCYC is funded by the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs.

South Burnett

Topics:  cherbourg, murgon


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Leaders debate: More reality on House Rules, Masterchef

Leadership debate between Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten too dull

OPINION: Corey Parker ages like a fine wine

FOREVER YOUNG: He may be 34 but Maroons lock Corey Parker remains one of the game’s leading players at all levels.

Corey Parker is without the 'Peter Pan' of the Origin arena

Latest deals and offers

Dog attack victim was trying to save chicken

AN elderly woman was trying to pull a chicken from the mouth of a dog that attacked her this morning.

Leaders debate: More reality on House Rules, Masterchef

Leadership debate between Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten too dull

OPINION: Corey Parker ages like a fine wine

FOREVER YOUNG: He may be 34 but Maroons lock Corey Parker remains one of the game’s leading players at all levels.

Corey Parker is without the 'Peter Pan' of the Origin arena

Maroons Origin combos remains streets ahead of Blues

JUGGERNAUT: NSW are up against a Queensland squad that is so used to winning it has become a habit.

The Maroons are so used to winning it has become a habit

Salvos deal with family pain in wake of suicide

Domestic violence spiked in Logan over the Christmas and New Year break.Photo illustration Claudia Baxter JA1310BZZ

Captain Jo Chant has witnessed the devastating affects of suicide.

The best retro movies of the week? May 27 - June 3

Gregory Peck Photo Contributed

This week TV fan get to see Tom Cruise in a 1980s classics

Barnaby Joyce talks Johnny Depp's dogs in Tweed

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce talks about Johnny Depp's dogs Pistol and Boo...

Billy Slater talks Origin Team

Queensland Origin great Billy Slater.

Queensland Origin great Billy Slater talks about this years team and his return to...

Road rage caught on Dashcam

Attack with a baseball bat caught on Dashcam

Video of a violent road rage incident in Orange last December.

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked