By NATALIE PEUTnataliep@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org
THE DUST clouded the air as the kids sawed their way through hebel to create a unique sculpture.
Twelve-year-old Jessica Jeffery's love of art showed through with her well-sculpted penguin.
Jessica said she has always had a passion for art. "During the two weeks of Sunfest I have chosen all arty activities to enjoy,'' she said.
"The sculpting has been a lot of fun, although I must admit my arms are very sore.
"It's a lot of hard work, and there is a lot of detail that goes into it.
"I chose a penguin because I have always liked them and thought they were very cute animals.''
Jessica said her and her friends had got together to enjoy Sunfest. "We have had a great time so far, it's a great way to have things to do during the school holidays,'' she said. "Today we spent five hours sculpting.
Sculpting instructor Rosemary Anderson said the Sunfest workshop was a chance to introduce the kids to sculpting. "We are using hebel, which is a little easier for them to learn with,'' she said.
"It's hard to teach the kids to sculpt in one day, but the hebel makes it a lot easier.
"All the kids chose their own item to sculpt, we have had some interesting ideas.
"I provided them with some pictures for a few ideas, but most of them had come up with their own.''
Rosemary said she has been doing sculpting for the past ten years using sandstone.
"It's great to be passing on the art.