Art students encouraged to develop their skills
Art teacher at the St Luke’s Primary School in Pointe Michel, Ms Rosilia Leblanc is hopeful that some of the schools’ talented artists will continue to develop their skills in becoming professional artists in the not-too-distant future. Ms Leblanc was speaking at an art exhibition at the school last week Friday, where students work from grades K to six were displayed.
“…especially now we have no jobs available, I think some children can do arts when they grow up, they can then be self-employed. At the exhibition we don’t only have paintings and drawings, we also have crafts, sewing, embroidery and these are the things that they can make to sell to the tourist..” said Leblanc.
One of the parents at the school, Ms Priscilla James said that her two sons are currently art students and continue to express their love for the subject. She described Friday’s exhibition as ‘very impressive’.
“I am very impressed with what goes on here because as we can see there’s a lot of activity here, so it shows that the children are very artistic. They now have the opportunity to showcase what they can do, to show what they have learnt and to improve on their skills. I have two sons here and they really like the arts class. I think it is very good and is a good motivator for the students”, said James.