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Oct 6, 2014

An art exhibition created by primary school students

Fifty-five primary school students took part this summer in an art program sponsored by the Taiwanese Embassy and the National Institute of Culture and History. The arts program is taught by Taiwanese Art Teacher, Fiona Huang and it includes two months of learning the different techniques of painting and drawing. Before the closing of the program, the students were tasked with creating a piece of artwork that would epitomize several themes including children rights. According to Huang, several of the pieces will be submitted in the World School Children’s Art Exhibition of the Republic of China.


Fiona Huang, Art Teacher

Fiona Huang,

“We started from July first and over the summer for two months, we have fifty-two students work in our class and they completed four art competition with total of one hundred and twenty-two artwork this summer. They sacrificed their entire summer here.”


Duane Moody

“And we are seeing their work today. How many art pieces are out on display?”


Fiona Huang

“Only fifty-five artworks we display here because of space. These artworks will be submitted to organization by mid-October. As you know, once we send it, it won’t return—no matter if the student wins or not. So before we send it, I hope to have a chance to display them to the people, to Belize; the people will know how good they are how talented. They have different kinds of media. Some children prefer the acrylics; some children prefer the water paint or the colored pencils. That’s their first time doing the art so they don’t know about too many media about the art; so far we use this.  The theme is about children’s rights and Yao Ming Culture Foundation has the competition and ask the children…they didn’t ask a theme; they just say that it be based on the river or the sea or the ocean or the breeze, or the fish market and song. So the children have to get their own creative idea to do it. And we also have the Best Poster…that is the international art competition too.”


Ten of the pieces have also been shortlisted for Atlantic Bank’s Art Competition for which the winner painting will be announced later this week. 

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