Snake takes pride of place at preschool

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Warnayarra the Rainbow Snake now abides at Ida Standley Preschool. The serpentine creature has been installed as a painting at the Alice Springs school.

The Dreamtime identity is the dot painted product of 50 preschoolers supervised by teacher-in-charge Jenny Earls.

“The children were excited by the concept after seeing a snake painting by local artist Rosemary Nampijinpa,” she said.

“We thought about a Dreamtime animal could paint and decided on Warnayarra.

“Several years ago I painted the reptile on the school’s shed, and against this backdrop I read the book Warnayarra the Rainbow Snake to the children.

“I drew the 40cm long snake and I painted its outline as acrylic white dots. The children used kebab skewers, minus the pointy ends, to add their colours as dots within these boundaries.

“The week-long project is the first big painting undertaken by the children, and they are very proud of their work.”

The other books read to the children were How the Birds got Their Colours, How the Kangaroos got their Tails, and The Bat and the Crocodile.

Snake takes pride of place at preschool
The serpentine creature has been installed as a painting at the Alice Springs school.

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