The Penola Community is home to the Prep classes.
This year our focus is on the Arts, so all our classes are named after artists - both visual and performing.
Our class is named after the very young 10 year old painter Aelita Andre.
The Melbourne-born daughter of Australian Michael Andre and Russian Nikka Kalashnikova is most comfortable with buckets of paint and a canvas. As an only child, Aelita is home-schooled.
She is recognized as the youngest painter in the world. At just 22 months old Aelita had her first exhibit in Melbourne and at at the age of 4, she landed a solo show in New York. She became the youngest artist in the world to have her work featured in a solo museum exhibition, at the Russian Academy of Fine Arts Museum in 2016.
When painting, she is inspired by “animals, documentaries and the amazing things she sees in nature”.
Tracey Moffatt is a national and international Australian filmmaker and photographer. She was born on the 12th of November, 1960. She is best known for her photography work which focuses on Australian Aboriginal people and the way they are understood in cultural and social terms. She has held 100 solo exhibitions in Europe and the United States and Australia.