Students display art skills

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 12 May, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 12 May, 1993, 12:00am

MANY believe boys are only good at sciences and mechanics, but a group of students from CMA Prevocational School have proved them wrong.

During the school's recent Drawing and Western Calligraphy Competition prize-giving ceremony, more than 90 pieces of drawing and western calligraphy were displayed.

The exhibits, including monochrome drawings, colour pencil drawings, water-colour paintings, posters and western calligraphy artworks, demonstrated the students' artistic talent and skills.

Edward Cheung Ho-keung is the winner of the Form 5 drawing competition and the open student poster design competition.

Ho-keung said he was not keen on drawing when he was in primary school. His art teacher always rebuked him for not turning in his work.

The turning point came when Ho-keung decided to drop his bad habit and hand in his drawings. His teacher was impressed by the quality of his work. Encouraged by his teacher, Ho-keung started to develop a strong interest in art.

Moreover, an experience on Lantau Island boosted his confidence.

''A group of children saw my drawing and asked me if I would give it to them. I was thrilled,'' the 18-year-old said.

Ho-keung's winning water-colour drawing, titled ''Market'', depicts a downtown market flooded with hard-working labourers in an underdeveloped country. He got the inspiration from a photo book.

His award-winning poster has a catchy slogan: ''Fragility is the common character of human beings and glass''. Ho-keung thinks life is as fragile as glass and should be ''handled with care''.

Meanwhile, the winner of the western calligraphy competition, Wong Lui-shek, spent two days to create his award-winning work, titled ''Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head''.

Lui-shek never got in touch with western calligraphy until Form 3 when he decided to make it one of his major subjects for the HKCEE.

At the beginning, Lui-shek's classmates and teachers sneered at his work but he did not give up. He practised hard and read a lot of books and soon started to master the art.

According to Miss Chu Kwai-pok, Art & Design instructor of CMA Prevocational School, this was the eighth year the school had held the competition. However, western calligraphy was a newly-added section as an increasing number of students were signing upfor the subject.



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