Miss Lassie’s spirit of imaginative creation is a powerful indication of what we all are capable of if we just let ourselves be free
That’s why we’re delighted to report that there’s a kids’ drop in art session taught by artist Kaitlyn Elphinstone at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands on Saturday, 16 February.
“The aim of the art session is to allow kids be creative and take risks they wouldn’t normally take,” Kaitlyn tells us,
“For instance, using a piece of scrap paper or little stones to create marking with paint on their canvas. Similar to the way Miss Lassie used to work, kids will have the freedom to express their thoughts, ideas and what’s in their mind’s eye.”
This imagination-based approach is one of which the late Gladwyn K. Bush would have approved. Cayman National Cultural Foundation artistic director Henry Muttoo believes in the process too.
“Inspiration leads to an understanding of who we are and what we are capable of, and of the type that engenders a lasting creative impulse in everyone who experiences them,” he rightly notes.
Children will be provided with a variety of materials to work with. The art session coincides with the exhibition Prayer Canvases, 25 original works by Miss Lassie.
Attendance is free, says Kaitlyn, but she also notes that there are only around 20 spaces available so it’s on a first come, first served basis.
The Kids’ Intuitive Art Session takes place on Saturday, 16 February 16th from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Admission free. For more info email [email protected] or ring 949 5477.