|As from Monday 7th April, until Friday 18th April, the Art Primary Teachers are exhibiting a collective art exhibition at Sir Robert Samut Hall in Floriana. The title of the exhibition is ‘Fusion’. The artworks are indeed a fusion of creativity in various media, which celebrate the Art teachers as artists.|
|The Art teacher is a very important resource in our schools because s/he is also an artist, who is helping youngsters to find the creativity inside them and express it artistically. And this is very important, as it is in his art expression that a child tries to develop an ability to relate ideas which are creative and personal. Hence the Art teacher is responsible for motivating children to grow and develop their emotional, intellectual and perceptual powers in a creative way, by catering for the children’s sensitivity and needs in creating art experiences which include a variety of textures, colours, shapes and forms.|
|This exhibition brings together the artwork of a group of people who are not only artists but also trained art teachers. The skills employed to make art are not the same skills that make a teacher. A good artist therefore does not necessarily make a good teacher. The common factor here is creativity. A good teacher has to be creative in that she/ he feels his class of children and perceives the needs of each and every one of them. A teacher is then creative in her/his planning to cater for the needs of her/his pupils. Who is in a better position to nurture creativity in our children than teachers who are themselves artists?|
|This exhibition wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Bank of Valletta, who always promotes the development of local artists through its extensive Community Programme. The artists participating in the exhibition are Joanne Fenech Portelli, Donald Camilleri, Joyce Borg, Victor Pulis, Angelique Attard, Joseph Sant, Ruth Borg Galea, Joseph Camilleri, Anabel Cordina, Andrew Borg, Bernard Attard, Victor Agius, Charles Micallef and Saviour Chetcuti. The exhibition will be open to the public until the 18th April 2008 between 9am and noon, and 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Entrance is free.|
As from Monday 7th April, until Friday 18th April, the Art Primary Teachers are exhibiting a collective art exhibition at.