Teachers’ art exhibition impressive to visitors

Recycled art display.

Art display using items from the beach.

ANGUILLA–Sixteen teachers studying for their Associate Degree in Primary Education at the Anguilla Community College (ACC) and who enrolled in a six week elective summer course in visual arts, showcased their artistic end-of-course projects at the Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School, Campus B on Tuesday, July 25. The teachers spent one day a week in class, but many more hours on their own time developing and creating their designs.

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  Visitors touring the classrooms filled with vibrant displays remarked favourably on both the quality and creativity of the displays. Chief among the materials used in the displays were clay, wood, paper and shells found on the local beaches. Flowers, butterflies and everything from the beach were the main themes for the art. One exhibit was of recycled material including palettes, newspapers and chicken wire.

  All the teachers remarked that while this course was fun, it was also demanding and required lots of research, practice and patience. They all look forward to sharing their new skills with their students in the next school year.

  According to some students this course brought out talent and creativity that they never knew they had. They described the course as demanding but exciting and informative. They saw the usefulness in their teaching since it provides for learning in a relaxed and non-threatening environment that can only enhance learning. Among the objectives of the course teachers were expected to develop their own innate creative potential, develop self-confidence in the teaching of the visual arts, and explore art as a source to aid learning difficulties.

  The chairperson of ACC Board of Governors Rodney M. Rey commended the teachers for the quality of their work and their dedication in planning and preparing it for public viewing.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/67976-teachers-art-exhibition-impressive-to-visitors

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