ART LESSON: Yeppoon High School student Alexus Schmid is looking forward to leaving behind the mural she has created at the school.
ART LESSON: Yeppoon High School student Alexus Schmid is looking forward to leaving behind the mural she has created at the school. Chris Ison Rokcmural

Yeppoon's Alexus leaves her mark in wall design

YEPPOON'S Alexus Schmid sure knows how to leave a mark.

And the Yeppoon High School student is making sure her fellow students leave their mark too after creating a huge mural on a wall at school.

Alexus, 18, first thought of the idea as part of an art assignment in her final year of school last year, however halfway through her studies she was diagnosed with Asperger's.

The talented teen returned to school this year to complete a Year 13 program and came back with a new vision for the wall.

"I had this vision of the wall being a place where students could come and be creative by adding their own designs," Alexus said.

"I had always liked the style of the old movie scripts and how they're planned out scene by scene so that's how I thought of making the outline of each brick in black then making each brick contain a different picture.

"In the last three months there's been so many kids walk by and fill out a brick with their artwork.

"I'm so glad that all the students and teachers have contributed to it because they can take ownership of it and it's something they can be proud of."

Alexus said the creation of the wall also helped her deal with her Asperger's and depression.

"I've gone through depression and art was a way to show people how I felt so it's nice to think that this wall could help other teenagers deal with things in their life too.

"There are no words knowing that I'll be leaving a mark like this on the school after I've gone. It's really nice to know I'll be leaving something behind."



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