The ECY/EL Visual Arts Department of BINUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Serpong held for the first time an Action Mural Painting Interschool Competition on Friday, February 21, 2014. The event took place at the Main and Mini Library Halls.
The Action Mural Painting Interschool Competition 2014 acted as the highlight of the ECY/EL Art Festival, which started Monday, February 17. The event featured several activities, namely mini exhibition, showcasing the work of students of BINUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Serpong from ECY 1 (Pre School) level to EL 6 (sixth grade of elementary school), Art Bazaar, and Internal competition with the theme “Expression of Children’s Mind”. All students from Nursery to the primary levels took part in this competition.
Aside from BINUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Serpong, four other schools participated in the interschool event. They were BINUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Simprug, Stella Maris International School, Syafana Islamic School and Santa Laurensia. A total of 48 participants took part in the said competition.
In the competition, each group got five choices of themes to work on: Go Green, A Home for Learning, I Love My School, My Holidays, and Unity and Diversity. Of these five themes, each group chose one which they then developed into two-dimensional arts on a plywood medium using acrylic paint.
There were four assessment criteria for the mural painting competition: relevance to the theme, teamwork, creativity, originality of idea, and overall assessment.
After quite a rigorous assessment of the 12 finished art work, Yulianto, the judge of the event, announced the winners of the competition. The second runner up went to the team from Syafana Islamic School, the first runner up went to students of BINUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Simprug, the third place winner were participants from Stella Maris International School, the second place went to Santa Laurensia’s students, and the first place was garnered by BINUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Serpong from Group 3, with their chosen theme, Go Green.
“The objective of this competition is to introduce mural painting as a form of art as it is not yet a popular one among students. Thus, this provided a different touch to this sort of competition. We know that painting is more than just about drawing and colouring. Moreover, this interschool competition is an avenue to foster good relationships with other schools and showcase students’ creativity.” Ira Fajria, ECY/ EL Head Visual Art Department of BINUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Serpong, said. It is expected that the event will become a routine activity, held once every two years. “And students of the first and second grades may also compete next time around,” Ira added. (FG)
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