The Year 1 students at Christian Brothers College have been inspired by the works of Nyangulya Katie Nalgood. Her works of art showcase her connection with birds. Rather than relying on clocks, her days align with nature. No clock, only birds.

Students began by responding to Katie’s work and watching a video where she explained her process. Students then went into nature surrounding the school and observed the different birds they could see, taking note of colours and patterns.

They then completed a process of sketching, painting and finally mark making. Students used paint pens to create intentional marks on the birds.

Montana Brini | Teacher | Christian Brothers College