"In Touch with Hong Kong Artists – A School-based Art Learning Pilot Programme" is organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Hong Kong Society for Education in Art. The programme introduces local students to Hong Kong artists and the contemporary art collection of the Hong Kong Museum of Art through an array of interactive education activities, including artist interview and demonstration videos, workshops and artist sharing, aiming to familiarise young people with the local art scene.
Followed the success of Phase 1 of the programme, more artists' videos and teaching materials were tried out at pilot schools in the school year of 2015/16, introducing to teachers and students another seven Hong Kong experienced artists: Luis Chan, Cheung Yee, Hon Chi-fun, Kwok Mang-ho, Mui Chong-ki, Pak Sheung-chuen and So Hing-keung. Through the programme, students got acquainted with more local artists and experienced their styles of art making. Teachers also had positive views on the programme. They valued the input of teaching materials of Hong Kong artists into the visual art curriculum, which they felt helps advance art education in Hong Kong.
13 Hong Kong artist teaching kits are now available for loan. Primary and secondary schools are welcome to borrow the kits.