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Project helps mountainous students to create artworks

Update: November, 26/2018 - 15:26
Visitors view artworks by students from the Vocational Education and Training Centre in Lào Cai Province. — VNS Photo Nguyễn Bình
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HÀ NỘI — High school students from the northern province of Lào Cai’s Vocational Education and Trainning Centre are creating artworks by themselves using technology for the first time.

Bùi Thị Mai Hạnh, Trịnh Trung Thành and Nguyễn Long Vũ performed as professional virtual reality artists at the Art and Culture Education in the Digital Era project’s closing ceremony at the weekend at the South Korean Cultural Centre in Hà Nội.

"It was very useful to gain access to technology," said Hạnh at the ceremony on Saturday. "It is new for us and I never thought that I could create artworks like drawing logos and using virtual reality technology to play music."

The event also included artworks made by the students. The project was carried out by the Korea Arts & Culture Education Service (KACES) to train the students how to use artificial intelligence (AI) to create art. 

“I’m very satisfied with the project’s result,” said Park Iljun, one of three Korean teachers helping Lào Cai students to learn about AI. “Digital tools help people in remote and moutainous areas to access art easily.”

KASES started a five-year project in 2013 to provide arts and culture education programmes for elementary and middle school students as well as training programmes for teachers to enhance their creativity and to share pedagogies in Sa Pa, Lào Cai Province. 

"The project is an opportunity for the students to know more about art," said Nguyễn Đình Sùng, head of Bản Phố High School in Bắc Hà District. "It will orient their job paths to become artists, photographers or Vietnamese and Korean culture researchers in the future."

The project was launched to train art and culture in public schools and communities. It is international project and funded by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Việt Nam is the first recipient and Indonesia is the second this year. — VNS

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