The Youlou Art Foundation’s (YAF) 2019 Art Programme for Children began on Monday, July 22nd at three (3) locations; Youlou Art Centre Indian Bay, Spring Village and Georgetown.
The theme for this year’s programme was ‘From the Sea Part’ with a primary focus on coral.
The young participants had much fun learning about this topic and why it is important to the environment. They also learned poems and songs about coral.
In the art aspect, they made their own book, puppets and a large coral reef.
The Youlou Art Centre at Indian Bay also offered a textile workshop in which teens learned the art of decorating with fabric. They learned basic sewing and embroidery stitches, how to applique and tie-dyeing.
A showcase of the participants’ work was scheduled for yesterday, August 2, at the Girl Guides Headquarters, Kingstown.
Orgqanisers of the Programme expressed satisfaction with both programmes, and are looking forward for next year’s programme and the continued support from the public.
Meanwhile, the Youlou Art Centre will introduce a Saturday morning art programme entitled ‘Hello Art for Children’, in September.
Classes are expected to be held from 10am-12pm, and persons interested in joining the programme can contact the Centre at 457-4493. (Submitted)