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Nature inspires pupil’s creativity

Monday September 25, 2017 Written by Published in Local
Year 5 student Dallas Rongo Kea shows the photography feature “lines” through his picture taken of three students sitting on the Avana bridge. 17092133 Year 5 student Dallas Rongo Kea shows the photography feature “lines” through his picture taken of three students sitting on the Avana bridge. 17092133

Apii Te Uki Ou have embraced their theme this term “nature inspires” with each class taking a different look at nature to be creatively inspired by the visual arts.

 

School teacher Janine Fiebig says each class is taking a different approach to the theme.

The school has been visited by several local artists who are involved in the creative arts industry.

Fiebig says they taught the students different aspects of visual art and creative techniques.

“The idea is to show children that we are looking at creativity throughout the school as a part of our academic studies.

“Children need to be aware that there are a number of jobs and careers that involve hands-on, creative work.”

The school has been given the opportunity to exhibit their finest artwork at the Bergman Gallery early December.

The “best of the best” will be chosen to be displayed, Fiebig says.

The student’s art work will be auctioned off at the gallery for local families, parents and art appreciators to purchase.

“We are excited for the students to be rewarded for their art work and see other people in the community appreciate their creativity.”

Year 5 and 6 teacher Amy Koekemoer says her class has been assigned photography as a a part of their “nature inspires” theme.

“Leading up to the art exhibition, we are learning photography techniques and skills.”

The students went on a photography field trip last Friday and were challenged to take a photo with different aspects including texture, lines, a face, and adherence to the “thirds” rule.

“The students wrote down all the stops around the island they wanted to make, and at each stop they decided if they would look for a texture shot, a shot that showed thirds, or a face of nature,” Koekemoer says.

Student Jaia Harris says he learned lots of photography features such as the rule of thirds.

“It is dividing the picture into thirds. Or taking a photo of an object that takes up a third of the picture,” he said.

Moeana Mitchell learned about lighting and light saturation and where it works best for taking photos.

Juleo Tauu said the youngsters also learned about camera angles and how to take photos from a good position.

Grace Newman said they were able to use photo editing software and discovered different ways to edit their photos.

Koekemoer says the students have chosen their top three photos and will be printing them onto canvases. Other photos will be put in frames.