Sound Bites

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 22 July, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 22 July, 2007, 12:00am

How does the mission of the Hong Kong Institute of Aesthetic Education (HKIAE) fit the workshops you're running for the Huang Yongyu exhibition at Times Square? What are you hoping to achieve?

Tutor Becky Siu Kam-han:

'I've been a teaching artist since 2002, and get great pleasure from running visual art workshops for the HKIAE. We have to come up with activities that focus on experiencing the artistic elements of the works.

'Sometimes it's movement or even a role-playing game. I find this part exciting because these kinetic experiences add more to people's appreciation. It also helps the artists become more sensitive and creative.

'In the workshops, we mainly explore how the artist describes his subjects through a combination of Chinese and western techniques and styles. Participants learn to appreciate Huang's works by observing, describing and analysing the visual elements and his techniques. They have a chance to play around with ink and later share their works and experience.

'I hope the participants will have an enjoyable experience and want to learn more about the master's works - and those of other artists.'