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DSC students mount art exhibition

first_img Tweet Share (L-R) Head of the Japanese Art Team, Akiko Taketsulu, Dean of the Faculty of Education, Merril Matthew, and Miho Ogata another member of the Japanese Art TeamFirst year students enrolled in the Dominica State College’s Faculty of Education primary education program on Monday, mounted an exhibition in which all the art work prepared during the course were displayed.The one day exhibition featured the work of Vernillia Alie, Merslen M Bedminister, Josian Bellot, Ursuline Benjamin, Kimberlie Bernard, Cortella Defoe, Cristel Durand, Nasha George, Shermichael Hendersom, Tawana Jeremiah, Bianca Leblanc, Decilia Lockhart, Nadia Panthier, Markishma Peters, Marika Simpson, Caprell Thomas, Kimisha Thomas, Darcel Toussaint and Nisha Walsh.There was a wide range of art on display including sketching, water colour painting, craft posters, pop-up card, lettering and demonstration of craft paper.Dean of the Faculty of Education, Merrill Matthew, in an interview with Dominica Vibes News explained that the art program is a way of getting the teachers to appreciate art and be better equipped to impart this knowledge to their pupils.“We believe that as the students get to learn things about art they get to appreciate the subject more. It is going to lend excitement, to the training and teachings at the schools that they will ultimately be employed to work in. We believe the art will enhance the capacity of the teachers to go into the classroom and bring out in the students the fun, bring out the feeling, bring out their expression and what we are learning from the students themselves is that they are now themselves beginning to bring out their feelings on paper”.Pop up greeting cards on displayMatthew noted that art is one way of allowing students to express their feelings.“There are a lot of things that we feel but cannot express it in words and so art becomes the vehicle for the expression for a lot of things that we feel, and the students themselves they are filled with feelings and as we engage children in art, whether the art is; high quality or not is immaterial, the fact is they are expressing what they see and what they feel”.According to him, the beauty of art is that it is a reflection of the individual’s perspective which holds tremendous meaning.“This program is giving teachers skills, knowledge and attitudes that when they get into the classroom they can apply it for the creation of excitement in their classrooms, and that is what I believe teacher training must be about; to equip teachers with the kind of knowledge and skills that when they get into a real classroom with real students with real people, they will be able to create real excitement about learning”.Another positive aspect of the art training program Matthew highlighted was the ability to bring out creativity in the teachers and students, which can be used to beautify and uplift the classrooms.“When you look at the exhibits, can you imagine walking into a classroom and seeing all this colour? We hope that the teachers can carry that into their classroom to beautify their surroundings. One of the things about learning is if the environment is dull, you don’t want to be in there. When it is bright and colourful, you want to be there. We want the teachers to use that skill to beautify their environment”.Meanwhile Head of the Japanese Art Team, Akiko Taketsulu, indicated that the class has been a very good one. “Every year the end of the term of classes so we have this exhibition to show the results of the students work. This class has been very good it is not just an art class; it is an art education class”.She noted that while she does not expect the students to grasp the “perfect skill of art”, she expects them “to get the feeling of art education” which they have acquired as is evident in their work.[nggallery id =199]Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! 59 Views   one commentcenter_img EducationLocalNewsTertiary DSC students mount art exhibition by: – June 26, 2012 Share Sharelast_img read more