eCamps Program Ends With Kaleidoscope Of Art Pieces
On Monday, May 29, eCampers held an art exhibition showcasing a kaleidoscope of art pieces that were produced during the “Art Rocks the World” program.
In less than one month, over 29 students were able to produce over 100 pieces ranging from paintings, collages, sculptures, dream catchers and a few art works created from recycled car tires.
Many students expressed that the program was very beneficial and that they will continue to practice their newly learnt skills in hopes of selling their pieces.
Elmore Stoutt High School Student, Ms. Makeda Christopher was fortunate enough to have sold one of her pieces early on the day of the exhibition. She said, “I am happy that I sold my painting “everything everything” (acrylic painting on canvas) and I liked the program overall.” During the course of the evening, a number of other students also sold pieces of their work and there was the typical, “I am not ready to sell these pieces yet” from one student in particular, whose work was highly sought after; Ms. Alexia Penn, who produced two collages and a cubist piece on canvas. The exhibition also featured works by four students of the Eslyn Henly Richez Learning Centre.
The goal of the program is to enhance artistic skills by creating products and art that sell. Director and Founder of eCamps BVI, Mrs. Portia Harrigan said that ’Art Rocks the World’ also helps to develop creative thinking, which is critical in all work environments.
The program began on May 1 and comprised of classes in figure casting, painting, photography, paper mache with quilling, rubber sculpting, collages and still life drawing. Classes were taught by Bahamian artists, Ms. Candis Marshall and Mrs. Nowé Harris-Smith and supported by COSME and Mourant Ozannes.
For more information about this and other eCamps BVI programs visit www.ecampsbvi.com or call 284-494-8011.
eCamps BVI seeks to help children learn more about their immediate surroundings, as well as to develop a greater appreciation for the substantive issues of the wider world, focusing on building character, confidence and to assist in the development of leadership skills.