Tokoroa school’s art a hit
Tokoroa Intermediate’s tradition of winning the Internatonal Art Competition in Ingleton has continued this year.
For the fourth time in a row Tokoroa Intermediate has entered students’ art work into the International Art Competition in Ingleton in England.
This year there were entries from 11 countries and Tokoroa Intermediate entered 10 paintings of which five received placings.
In the 13-to 14-year-old age group Kyle Pearce took first in the judge’s choice category, first in visitor’s choice was Melissa Henry and second in visitor’s choice was Tahlia Watarawi.
In the influences cateogry, Natalya Short came second for visitor’s choice in the 8 to 12-year-old age group.
In manmade structures Jacob Reece came first in the visitor’s choice category for 11-to 12-year olds.
Art teacher Maureen Kingsley said she encouraged her students to become better artists.
‘‘I stand over them and say fix that, add a bit of light here, make it dark here. I think that helps,’’ Mrs Kingsley said. ‘‘ I am thrilled for those kids. Because some of them are quite blown away at the fact that they won something.’’
Artists from Tokoroa Intermediate will also have the opportunity to take part in a two day art workshop at Waikato University.
Around five students from intermediate schools around Waikato and Bay of Plenty will attend Waikato University each term where they will attend classes with top artists from around the Waikato.
ARTISTS: Tokoroa Intermediate’s international award winning artists students (from left) Tahlia Watarawi, Natayla Short, Melissa Henry, Kyle Pearce and Jacob Reece.