Artistic flair showcased at Amisfield
Flourishing artists at Amisfield School had the chance to show off their hard work and talent to their families.
The annual Amisfield School art exhibition was held to display each classes’ art.
Principal Bex Kilgour said the event was a chance for the children to create an art piece and present it.
‘‘Its about providing other opportunities,’’ she said.
Kilgour said the event also gave relatives an inside look at what the children have created and how.
Each class created a piece which was related to a different theme.
This included Maori myths and legends, the use of watercolours, stitch work to create an Amisfield flag, and making Maori kites.
Wairangi Te Hiko, 11, took on the challenge of making his first Maori kite without using modern utensils such as scissors.
Wairangi said he was proud of his creation and found it easier than he thought.
Lesa Janse Van Rensburg, 5, enjoyed gluing the buttons on one of her pieces and said it was easy.
The event was well received among the family members of the children, Kilgour said.
‘‘ Parents, grandparents and family friends could not have been more complimentary,’’ she said.
‘‘The evening was a great success with an amazing turnout showing strong support from the community.’’
PERSEVERANCE: Wairangi Te Hiko made his first Maori kite, a manu tukutuku, and was challenged to make it without modern utensils such as scissors.
YOUNG STARTER: Lesa Janse Van Rensburg enjoyed her projects and displayed a wall full of artwork.
RECREATING STORIES: Ngati Manaune Rimamaki enjoyed recreating a fish from The Rainbow Fish.