Artis­tic flair show­cased at Am­is­field

South Waikato News - - BUSINESS HOTLINE - By CAITLIN WAL­LACE

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.

Pho­tos: CAITLIN WAL­LACE

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.

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