The National Gallery has created two new dynamic Art Outreach programmes.
The goals of the of Art Outreach is to teach arts skills, as well has helping to create opportunities for strengthened peer, mentor, and family relationships, raise self esteem, and create a quality art project for public display.
Candidates for either programme should be teenage youth at-risk of experiencing academic failure, showing irregular school attendance, demonstrating persistent anti-social behaviour or simply needing a positive change in their social environment.
Thursdays, 5.15pm to 7.15pm. Ages 16-18
Art Zone is an art centred prevention programme designed to divert students away from negative influences. Art instructors collaborate to create engaging interdisciplinary activities. This programme focuses on advancing art skills and exploring different media. Field trips and a focus on community involvement will be essential to this programme. A year end Art Outreach exhibit at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands will promote their achievements made throughout the programme.
Mondays, 5.15pm to 7.15pm. Ages 12-15
In Art Magnet an artist instructor is teamed up with groups of youth in the creation of public art. Each session youth will build up a project until its completion (generally eight to 12 weeks per project). The youth are involved in all aspects of producing an art exhibition or performance. This includes planning the type of artwork to be created, creating the artwork, mounting the exhibition, designing the invitations, creating the press kit, making the press contacts, and hosting the opening reception. Fashion and costume design will be the main project for this group.
To enrol in one of these programmes or to learn more about our other youth and adult Art Outreach programmes please call outreach & community officer Kiran Denis at 947-0853 or drop into the National Gallery Education Centre at the Baytown Plaza for an application. These programmes are free of charge; however, due to the limited spaces available the applicants chosen will be contacted by the gallery. Classes begin the week of January 14th, 2008.