The Children’s Art Exhibit at The Gallery, Ritz-Carlton, opened last Saturday to rave reviews, a press release from organisers Cayman Traditional Arts said.
Over 30 youngsters aged five to 11 had their artwork on display, which was produced at CTA’s third annual summer camp under the instruction of local artist Chris Christian.
‘Parents and spectators were wowed by the talent that these young artists displayed,’ Trina Christian of CTA said. ‘Many of the guests have enquired about purchasing the artwork, which is not for sale, and they are amazed that the children are so young, and have produced work of such a high quality.’
The exhibition has been treated as a professional show to encourage the youngsters and give them a taste of the work which goes into preparing for an exhibit. To make them feel extra special, some of the children travelled in style to the gallery opening in a private limousine.
All of the artwork has been inspired by professional photographic images that the children picked out during the one-week long CTA camp.
During the camp, the children were taught how to use a grid system to scale out their photo and transfer the drawing onto canvas to create an accurate drawing. They were also taught how to mix colours. The resulting paintings are a realistic impressionist style.
The Children’s Art Exhibit will be on display until this Sunday for those who may not have had the opportunity to attend the opening last Saturday. For information about CTA’s autumn schedule contact [email protected] or call 926-0119.
Cayman Traditional Arts is an organisation dedicated to preserving Cayman’s traditional arts, culture and heritage. CTA offers Caymanian made products, as well as demonstrations, workshops, events and activities for both children and adults.