Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools (RDCRS) St. Martin de Porres Grade 4 and 5 students' artwork is being featured until the end of April.  

The exhibition showcases approximately 90 pieces of artwork in two showings.  

Grade 4 students embarked on a boutique art project, beginning with a piece of white fabric which was transformed using wax stamping and dyeing techniques.   

After the wax was removed, students added a layer of hand-cut stencils, applying acrylic paint to create vibrant foregrounds.   

While Grade 5 students learned self-expression through mixed media portraits and floral designs. 

"We are immensely proud of our young artists and philanthropists. The collaboration and dedication displayed by our students are truly inspirational," said Dorice de Champlain, St. Martin de Porres School Principal.    

Artwork on display.Photo provided by Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools.

The artwork is available for purchase, with all the proceeds going to local charities.  

This year, the students took an active role in selecting which local charities would benefit from the sale of their artwork.  

"Our students have not only created beautiful works of art but have also learned the valuable lesson of giving back to the community. This project has allowed them to explore their creativity while making a tangible difference," said Lana Kostenuk, Grade 4 teacher and the school's visual arts specialist.  

The school is encouraging Central Albertans to visit the exhibition at the Velvet Olive in downtown Red Deer before the end of the month.