《声音》 VOICES Ivy's VOICES Fall/Winter Edition 2018 - Page 21

IVY ACADEMY Bernadette mostly draws her inspirations from school and the art classroom. She also enjoys creating artistic works at home and shared them with her family and classmates when she completes one. With guidance and encouragement, her creative passion has constantly been fueled by a supportive environment, from her family, to her friends and to her school. From simple cartoons to more complex line drawings, her love for art is growing day by day, and she has found a wider channel to express her artistic urge. flow of time, a smiling earth that greets children’s smiling faces, along with notes, hearts and seedlings scattered all around; these icons are constantly present in children’s innocent and tranquil world. Isn’t this a beautiful picture? We are sure the sheets with this design will bring warmth and comfort to the little ones who are staying warm in them. Innovation & Creativity Everywhere As the children shared more during the session, we gradually learned more about their background. It turned out that from the time Bernadette and Diederik were young, they showed great artistic talent. Diederik displayed artistic tendencies from when he was very young. He began to draw inspiration from books and the surrounding environment even at the age of 4–5. He especially likes ships, castles and battle scenes, and every single detail is portrayed vividly and accurately in his paintings. He once participated in a painting competition and drew an extremely exquisite ship. The construction of the hull, the movements and expressions of characters and the entire movie-like scene in the painting is breathtaking. Carrying the dream of this young boy, the big ship may sail to the open sea or leap into outer space. The most important thing was to keep on dreaming. In a mask design competition run by British company Cambridge Mask Co,, Bernadette designed a mask that the judging committee loved. The unconstrained ideas and rich colors made Bernadette ‘s design unique, She came first in her category, and her design went on to be produce for sale, and was very popular. Her reward was a helicopter flight over the Great Wall of China! Of course, she said that she is most proud of being able to design a bedding for her own school and kindergarten students that everyone can enjoy. It warms her’s and Diederik’s hearts every time they see smiling faces in the nap room where children are sleeping, tucked in by bedding that they have designed. Let Your Imagination Take Flight In recognition of Bernadette and Diederik’s contribution to the campus, Mr. Hsu presented the two young designers with tokens for our appreciation—a set of bedding designed by them, a carefully designed thank- you certificate and a design bonus. Everyone was pleased to see their artistic talent shine on Daystar campus. Moreover, he also encouraged every student to pursue their passion with diligence and confidence. Ivy and Daystar will continue to support students by providing them with more opportunities to develop their talents. This painting won the grand prize at a painting competition. Apart from a wonderful trip to Hainan, Diederik also won a big trophy and a Polaroid camera. Diederik said he wants to take more beautiful photos with the camera and discover a bigger world. 19