School mums tap into inner artist

Terrigal Public School Mums Masterpiece night

Mums at Terrigal Public School tapped into their inner artist for the P&C Mums Masterpiece night, held on Friday, November 27.

Organiser and P&C Vice President, Tonia Barclay, said the night was a complete success.

“The ladies absolutely loved it,” Barclay said.

“None of the mums had been allowed on the school grounds all year, so I wanted to bring them back together and create that community feel again.”

Barclay asked Brad Wilkinson from Create Collective to run the night.

His business involves teaching art to kids aged 5 to 13 in out of school hours.

“I knew Brad because my daughter does his classes in the afternoons,” she said.

“Painting nights have become really popular with Pinot & Picasso Terrigal being introduced,” she said.

“I was really struggling to get ideas for fundraisers because of COVID.

“So I thought, how can I utilise the hall and make sure I have the right square metre distancing?

“I decided to hold an art night for mums in the school hall.

“The paintings the ladies did are amazing, and Brad did such a great job teaching.

“I came up with the idea of Terrigal beach as I thought it would be a great idea to have our own beach to paint.

“Our Principal, Michael Burgess, was wonderful.

“He allowed us to have alcohol on the premises for the first time.”

Jacinta Counihan