Strathmore Primary School art teacher Sandra was inspired on a road trip when she discovered tea towels printed with Australiana artwork by Melbourne artist Chantel de Latour.
She told us "this instantly sparked my art teacher brain into action and I started planning a drawing unit where students chose an iconic Australian food to illustrate and print on a tea towel, just as the Melbourne artist did. When searching for a company to print them on, your website was the easiest to navigate and the most accessible in terms of price and location, it was an easy process." The year 5/6 art group did such an amazing job of drawing and painting their chosen foods including (my personal fave) Bubble O'Bills, Vegemite, hot chips, Tim Tams, Milo, meat pies and more! Each family were given the option to order the individual tea towels at cost price as a keepsake rather than a fundraiser, although given the popularity Sandra says she might do it differently next time, "I really wanted the kids to understand that art can come in different forms and can be printed on everyday usable items where we can appreciate it all the time, so I really wanted this message to come through. Most parents will keep as a keepsake and many families purchased multiples."
To save Sandra the time she posted all of the original artwork to us and we posted them back after scanning them all in at our head office. We loved seeing the water colour masterpieces and were equally as excited to see them as tea towels, along with one for Sandra that included every student's piece collated.
Well done Strathmore Primary, how lucky you are to have a teacher like Sandra! To follow her journey check out her Instagram page @talesofaprimaryartteacher.