Teens are getting hands-on experience in art thanks to an after-school programme, Digicel Art Access, in partnership with The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.
The new course is aimed at “inspiring creativity and drive,” mirroring some of the key characteristics within Digicel, says the firm’s Cayman CEO, Victor Corcoran. “Partnering with the National Gallery is very exciting. We believe in investing in our youth, and we are thrilled to be a part of this venture in fostering artistic skills in the Caymanian teen community.”
The programme is based on a curriculum designed by the NGCI’s education and outreach manager, Jessica Wallace. Through hands on instruction and an adequate amount of space for students to experiment with foundation principles, the programme teaches traditional and alternative media. The results are the creation of pieces ranging from artist’s trading cards to sculptural works, multi-media pieces and student-led projects.
“The classes will focus on exposing students to various forms of art and design including graphic design, fashion design, product design, anime, electronic sculpture and more,” said Ms Wallace. The course also welcomes members of the art community to offer one-off lectures on various topics.
Students from all schools on island are invited to join the weekly course.
The course is held at the NGCI Education Centre at Miss Lassie’s Duplex on South Sound Road, from 3.30-4.30pm. Work created throughout the year by participants will be showcased at the 2011 Art Outreach Exhibition.
For more information, contact Ms Wallace at [email protected] or call the gallery on 945-8111.