Summer Arts Camp at Harquail

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation is offering an affordable summer camp for children with a focus on the arts and culture.

For two weeks in August children can explore the traditions of Cayman’s districts through the arts. The arts camp at the Harquail Cultural Centre has a number of activities with a concentration on storytelling. Thus the title of ‘Wa’ Hear A Story?’ Parents can sign children up for one or two weeks.

The storytelling aspect of the camp will be conducted by Nicole Williams, a high school drama and English Literature teacher. Ms. Williams has won awards for her performances and literature from the University of the West Indies, The Gleaner newspaper and from her church. In 2006 she won an award for Best Storyteller from the UWI, Mona Campus. Ms. Williams will work with summer campers in developing storytelling techniques. They will create stories based on the traditions of their districts. The two week camp also includes activities in dance, theatre, art and craft work.

Another camp tutor is well known Caymanian artist Gordon Solomon. One of Mr. Solomon’s paintings was recently selected by NY Arts Magazine for its Tips & Picks section. Mr. Solomon will work with campers to create a backdrop for the end of camp performance. The backdrop depicts a scene from Cayman’s past featuring a traditional Caymanian house.

Designed for children aged eight to 15 years of age, the arts camp is held from 4 to 15 August. The cost is $150 for the two weeks. For more information and registration forms call 949-5477 or email [email protected].

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