Young artists show off their amazing work

CREATIVE GIFT: Jaedyn Hendricks stands next to his artwork which forms part of the annual East London Primary Schools Art Exhibition at the Belgravia Art Centre. Picture: AMANDA NANO

Bright colours adorn the hall at the Belgravia Arts Centre as the annual East London Primary Schools’ Art Exhibit continues until August 20.

More than 900 entries from 25 primary schools around East London are on display, with work from pupils students in grade 1 through to 7 pupils.

Their beautiful works of art pieces range from two-dimensional to three-dimensional works.

The types of art on display range from ceramics, painting and printing.

The GO! caught up with Jaedyn Hendricks, a grade 6 pupil from Southernwood Primary School whose creative artwork received a gold award.

“Our art teacher gave us a picture of a house to draw and I had fun doing it.

“I then added trees, birds, a windmill and some bushes,” Jaedyn said.

His artwork is drawn in pencil with pastel colours in the background.

Jaedyn attends art classes at the Tsogo Sun Art Academy, which has been running for five years.

Classes are provided free of charge, and the academy caters for primary and high school pupils.

Jaedyn’s mother, Ronell Hendricks, said she was very proud of her son’s creative talent.

“He’s really good and it’s something he enjoys. They’re busy doing self-portraits now so we’ll see how that comes out,” she said.

The exhibition can be viewed Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 3.30pm and entrance is free.

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