Gallery offers artistic ways to keep kids busy

| 30/06/2014

CNS): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is hosting a variety of art-related activities for kids this summer thanks to the support of Scotiabank. From a special Cine Club for kids to group tours, activity guides, scavenger hunts for the family, and free coffee and tea for Gallery members, there is something for everyone to make their summer a creative one, including on Cayman Brac, the National Gallery said this week. Admission to the gallery exhibition halls is free including scavenger hunts that take visitors on an exploration of the collection Family Activity Guides for the current exhibition entitled Metamorphoses are also available throughout the summer.

Summer Camp Drop-Ins
During the Summer Camp Drop-ins children will take part in a range of art activities, including printmaking, cool crafts, painting, drawing and much more! Studio classes take place at the National Gallery Education Centre every Thursday afternoon beginning 3 July 2014 and ending 12 August 2014. Admission to the drop-ins is free. The space is limited to 20 students and is made available on a first-come basis. For more information about the Summer Camp Drop-ins, email or call (345) 945 8111.

Summer Cine Club for Kids
This summer the National Gallery will host a special Cine Club just for kids! Films have been selected for their quality and originality, and the series covers a range of genres including fiction, animation, and the classics. All films are rated PG and children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn, cookies, and juice will be served at all showings and a list of screenings can be found on the National Gallery website under the ‘lectures and screenings’ section. For more information about the Summer Cine Club for Kids, email or call (345) 945 8111.
Film screenings include:
Mary Poppins (1964). USA. 1 July, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
The Red Balloon (1956). France. 8 July, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Night at the Museum (2006). USA. 15 July, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Frozen (2013). USA. 22 July, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Jumanji (1995). USA. 29 July, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Phineas and Ferb: The Movie – Across the 2nd Dimension (2011). USA. 5 August, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Hugo (2011). UK. 12 August, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Dairy of a Wimpy Kid (2010). USA. 19 August, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Summer Art Camp in Cayman Brac
The annual Cayman Brac Summer Art Camp will be held 23 August 2014. The one day action-packed summer camp will feature local artist Monte Thorton and cover a wide variety of art activities anddiscussions. The day will conclude with an evening lecture and art show of the work completed during the Summer Art Camp. For details and to register, get in touch with us at or call (345) 945 8111.

Summer Art Parties at the National Gallery 
The National Gallery offers Art Parties for private groups of all ages. Art Parties take place in the Susan A. Olde Education Centre and include refreshments and interactive art activities. All Art Parties can be booked through the NGCI Events Department. Bookings help support the National Gallery’s education department and outreach programmes. For information on how to book a Summer Art Party, email or call (345) 945 8111

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