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Fun at Heritage House

Cayman Brac Heritage House and the National Gallery teamed up for a fun-filled Art Camp.

Closing out the summer, Assistant Programme Coordinator Derrylee Martin-Rankin of Cayman Brac Heritage House and the National Gallery's Sister Islands Officer Simone Scott recently teamed up once again to hold the annual Art Camp.

Brainchild of Mrs. Martin-Rankin, the camp is now in its third year. It was created in an effort to boost the spirits of returning school students and to motivate those starting school for the first time. The camp also ends the vacation period on a positive note by offering an opportunity for friends to reconnect after being apart for the summer.

Held on Saturday 29 August, this year's camp hosted 25 youngsters, ranging in age from 3 to 14 years. Participants had a choice of five art stations: Experiments with Value; Adventures in Collage; Flair for Colour; Portrait Drawing, and Pointillism. The stations were set up inside the Heritage House, as well as on the grounds of the property.

Many positive comments were overheard: "We loved the camp and wanted to stay for the rest of the day. It was loads of fun and will be back next year for sure," one participant said. Another exclaimed, "The camp should be held for the whole summer," while the youngest child said, "It was just perfectly!"

Refreshments were compliments of Mrs. Martin-Rankin. On hand to assist was NG Educator & Outreach Coordinator Jessica Wallace, who travelled from Grand Cayman for that purpose, while Fabio Smith and Jacob Scott worked as Art Camp volunteers.