REPORTING · 13th April 2012
The Kitimat Museum and Archives is once again displaying the artwork of local students through their Museum in the Classroom program. Once again, the program was done by Eileen Hutson and ‘Mr. Awesome’ himself, Cory Belmont who visited the Elementary Schools in town to teach art to students.
“It's mostly about giving students tips on how to paint and how to look at subject matter while giving them access to decent artists materials,” said Hutson. “Many students take the tips and tricks offered and then follow their own path which is lovely.”
The students learned many different techniques and tools. They worked with oil pastels, pencil crayons and watercolours. All the art supplies were provided by the museum and were better than those normally used by the students.
Hutson expressed the better materials would produce better results and having excellent results would encourage the students to practice and improve their budding talents.
“I hope the students increased their confidence and developed the willingness to follow through even when a project isn't going exactly as planned. I strive to convince them that one often gets lost along the journey and it takes persistence and hard work to reach their destination. It's very gratifying to see students venture boldly into artistic directions they've never taken before,” said Hutson.
Artwork from Mrs. Toews Grad 3/4/5 Class
Artwork from Mrs. Baker's 4/5 Class