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Our Winning Artist

A beautiful painting by one of our Grade 5 girls, Kate Metcalf, was selected as one of the 13 winning artworks of the Santam Child Art 2018 competition! Kate’s masterpiece will be featured in the 2019 Santam child art calendar. We chatted more to Kate about her art piece and what inspired her concept and execution.

What was the theme of the painting?

Mrs Stretch asked us to do a painting about what we want to be when we grow up. I want to be a teacher.

Why do you want to be a teacher?

I love playing with children and I am quite a patient person, so I think I could be a good teacher. I would really like to teach Grade 4.

The way that you have painted your art piece is so interesting – it’s a bird’s eye view of your classroom. Why did you decide to paint it this way?

I wanted everyone to see how I want my classroom to look one day, and how I would arrange it.

How do you feel about being one of the winners of the Santam Child Art 2018 Competition?

(Editor’s note: Kate had just found out about being a winner and was so excited that she was at a loss for words!) Eventually, after some time to digest the information, this is what she said… “I am really happy. I would like to say ‘thank you’ to Santam for choosing me as a winner. I am pleased with how my painting turned out and if I had the chance, I would enter again!”

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