Inspired by Kaantju/Umpila artist Naomi Hobson, Year 3 students created their own earth feathers that look at the connection between colour, pattern and marks found in nature locally. The shapes of the paintings represent gum leaves which fall from the trees that surround the school, akin to feathers. Students used acrylic paint and plastic lids to then make marks overlapping their base patterns. Visual Arts Coordinator Sharon Lynch used AGSA's 'Starting with an artist flowchart' which she has shared with us to show how she arrived at the activity for her students. This process demonstrates how simple it is to respond appropriately to an artist's work without the need for copying.