The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands art outreach programmes and continuing education courses resume next week.
The gallery offers continuing education courses for up-and-coming artists or established artists who wish to acquire a new art based skill. These popular Ernst & Young-sponsored courses are held at the National Gallery Education Centre located at Baytown Plaza on West Bay Road.
Registration is limited therefore interested persons should reserve placement as soon as possible.
What’s on offer
Mask Making for Kids – Mondays 3:30pm to 5pm for ages eight through 11. For CI$150 or CI$135 for Gallery members, the course runs for six weeks (Sept. 22 and 30, Oct. 6, 13, 27 and Nov. 3). Contact Kiran Denis at 947-0853.
Ceramics for Kids – Tuesdays 3:30pm to 5pm for ages eight through 11. The course costs CI$200 or CI$180 for Gallery members (plus materials). It runs for eight weeks (Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 28 and Nov. 4, 11, 18).
Adult Ceramics – Held on Thursday mornings, 9am to 1am. The course costs CI$200 or CI$180 for Gallery members (plus materials). It runs for eight weeks (Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 30 and Nov. 6, 13, 20.) Space is also available in a Monday class at 7:30 – 9:30pm (Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 17.) Contact Cecilia Urdaneta via a-mail [email protected] or call 525-926.
Introduction to Interiors; Decorating your home – Held Tuesdays, 7:30pm to 9:30pm for CI$180.00 or CI$160 for Gallery Members. This course runs for eight weeks ( Sept. 23 and 30, Oct. 6, 28, and Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25.) Contact Lisa Ebanks at 925-4229.
Scrap Booking Club – Wednesdays, 7:30pm-9:30pm for the term fee of CI$50 or only $7 per session. Runs Sept. 17 through Dec. 17. Contact Toni Norris or Julie Hughes respectively at 324-1916 or 938.5911or e-mail [email protected] or [email protected] .
Introduction to Digital Photography: Held every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm. The cost is CI$200 or CI$180 (plus materials). This intensive eight-week course (Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 30, and Sun. Nov. 2, 6) is taught by well known photographer Art Pasquali, e-mail him at [email protected] or call 326-2870.
Enrolment is based on a first come, first serve basis. All continuing education courses are held at the National Gallery Education Centre Bay Town Plaza, West Bay road.
The gallery’s community Art Outreach Programming, funded by various sponsors, give individuals a creative and positive medium in which they can express themselves and focus their energies in a constructive manner.
Although most are private, there are three classes that are open to the public. National Gallery Education Centre
Art Magnet: Catering to teenagers, participants are encouraged to use this class as a safe haven for free thinking, discussion and expression. The group finds common interests and develops projects by experimenting with a variety of media. This weekly group is held at the National Gallery Education Centre and is instructed by Letitia Davis-Eden.
Art Sisters – Held each Saturday at the National Gallery Education Centre, this is an adult women’s group where members attend as a means to creatively and emotionally expel their energy through discussion and artistic exploration. This is an open class for women who want to find their creative spirit within and is instructed by Lorna Reid.
Art Trek – Designed for kids aged six-11, the class is held on the first Tuesday of each month. Stephen Nickelson instructs this drop-in session located at the National Gallery, Harbour Place. Children can see what is happening at current exhibits in addition to learning about the cultures of the world through art. Parents are welcome.
For more information on Art Outreach and Continuing Education please call Outreach and Education Officer, Kiran Denis at 947-0853 or e-mail [email protected]