Practise what you Preach- An Exhibition

Venue: The People's Gallery - Toi ka rere, Tauranga South

Date: Saturday 06 March 2021

Doors Open: 10:00am

Start Time: 10:00am

End Time: 03:00pm

Age Restriction: All Ages

Free Admission

The exhibition is a collaboration of student work from Otumoetai Intermediate Art Academy combined with the work of "Sir' their amazing tutor Nik Williams.
The main focus of the exhibition shows how the students have responded to one particular painting that their Art teacher has created. The project challenges the students to learn methods such as layering to create texture, light and depth.
Year 7 will be showcasing some 3D masks based on Italian Commedia D'larte performance masks.
Year 8s will also exhibiting paintings based on still-life and portraits inspired by COVID19.
Nik Williams - member of the Incubator team, Art teacher at Otumoetai Intermediate. UK Secondary School art teacher.
"Throughout my teaching career I have loved inspiring children through a full range of mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, collage; whilst referencing numerous artists work to broaden the learning of children.
Art gallery visits have frequently been included and encouraged in my teaching throughout my career. My passion and enthusiasm for the arts has been driven by a personal philosophy of the importance of the arts in a child's education and development. I strongly believe that creative thinking, questioning and the making of art underpins and enhances so many other aspects of a child’s cognitive thinking and development.
Children who are encouraged to use the right side of their brain can understand that there is more than one way to respond to a question or scenario as well as appreciating that creative journeys through art can have unpredictable, unplanned and often exciting outcomes.