VITALON Children’s Art Award-winning students visit Ritsumeikan Elementary School in Kyoto
A delegation of 9 winning students of the 24th VITALON Children’s Art Award visited Kyoto Ritsumeikan Elementary School (R.E.S.) on October 24, 2014, and held an art exchange with teachers and students. The visiting students painted onsite, and their excellent skills drew constant praise from the teachers and students of the R.E.S. praised them constantly.
The 9 winning students were selected from more than 10,000 contestants through an evaluation of their art works, live demonstration of their painting, and interviews, and all were assessed as having exceptional art talent. During the exchange visit the students from Taiwan took part in activities with the students and teachers at Ritsumeikan Elementary School. They talked about their award-winning works and donated them to the school. The students then attended an art lesson in two groups. Before they started painting, the Japanese teacher taught the students how to show their emotion and thoughts in their work. The Japanese students crowded around to watch the visiting students and imitated their techniques, and despite the language barrier between them, they understood each other and communicated very well through their vivid paintings and lively action.
The leader of the delegation, Mr. Tony Hou, the executive director of VITALON Foundation, said that such an exchange between talented students and children from different nations can develop friendship and considerateness, and enables people around the world to see the beautiful works of Taiwan's children.