Last week WAS Junior classes had the amazing Janet De Wagt in school. Janet de Wagt is a New Zealand born artist who has lived and painted throughout the world. Her paintings reflect the New Zealand landscape she connects with and they are painted on site, in all weathers. Her highly expressive landscape paintings are readily identifiable and often capture the wilder side of the lower half of the South Island – including Central Otago, Dunedin and Riverton. Janet also likes to experiment with different shaped works – including long and narrow, and even angled canvases that project out from the wall.

Rooms 1, 2, 3 and 4 students worked with Janet to create sea creatures out of recyclable materials. Don’t they look fantastic? Thanks Mrs Wilson for organising this amazing opportunity to work with such a cool artist!