It’s a Summer of Art at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands! Free Programming for Kids All Summer-Long

By Lindsey Turnbull on 18th August, 2015

Summer of Art at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands
The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is thrilled to be hosting a Summer of Art, free programming that allows kids to utilise their creativity by participating in a range of imaginative activities. The Summer of Art at NGCI will include a variety of activities, from Cine Club for kids to Summer Camp Drop-ins sponsored by Scotiabank, as well as a special guest artist who will be visiting students in Cayman Brac. National Gallery Education Coordinator, Kerwin Ebanks explains, “It is great that kids get an opportunity to do something constructive during the summer months. The programme is free and open to students from all backgrounds, so it’s also a great way for students from different schools to work together creatively. With the upper and lower exhibition halls being open as usual as well as free coffee and tea for Gallery members, there is something for everyone to experience and enjoy.”
Summer Camp Drop-Ins
Each Summer Camp Drop-in session is different and gives kids multiple opportunities to take part in a range of art-related activities including stenciling, creative group activities, painting, drawing and more! Drop-in sessions will take place in the National Gallery Education Centre every Thursday afternoon from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, beginning on 2 July 2015 and ending on 20 August 2015. Thanks to the generous support of Scotiabank admission is free, however, space is limited to 20 students and will be made available on a first-come basis. For more information about the Summer Camp Drop-ins, email or call (345) 945 8111.
This programme is kindly sponsored by
Summer Cine Club for Kids

Summer Cine Club for Kids is back with an all new selection of neat movies to enjoy! This summer Cine Club will be focusing on the theme of social equality and overcoming personal fears. Cine Club Curator and NGCI Deutsche Bank Intern, Lyle Anderton explains, “these films are heart-warming, hilarious and adventurous; an all-around fun collection for the kids to watch and learn together.” Screenings will be every Tuesday afternoon starting at 2:00 PM and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. To ensure that authentic cinema experience, popcorn, cookies and juice will be on sale at each showing.

Film Screenings Include:
Spirited Away. July 7. Starring Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino.
E.T. July 14. Starring Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote.
The Emperor’s New Groove. July 21. Starring David Spade, John Goodman.
Cool Runnings. July 28. Starring John Candy, Leon, Doug E. Doug.
Howl’s Moving Castle. August 6. Starring Chieko Baisho, Takuya Kimuru, Tatsuya Gashuin.

My Neighbor Totoro. August 11. Starring Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamotoi.

For more information about the Summer Cine Club for Kids email or call (345) 945 8111.

Summer of Art Camp in Cayman Brac

The annual Cayman Brac Summer Art Camp will be held 1 August 2015. The exciting, full-day summer camp will feature guest artist Robin McLaurin, a fine art photographer and educator with years of experience under her belt. The day will host a wide variety of art activities and discussions, and will close with an 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.

Creative Careers – Summer Work Experience Placements

The National Gallery offers work experience positions throughout the summer for teens. Work experience placements typically last one to two weeks depending on each student and covers a wide variety of topics which include marketing and communications, education, operations, event planning, fundraising and curating. For details and to book an interview email or call (345) 945 8111.

Visiting the National Gallery Exhibition Halls This Summer

The National Gallery will be showcasing a new exhibition this summer titled All Access – A journey through the National Gallery Permanent Collection, starting Monday, 13 July 2015. This exhibition will put the entire NGCI Permanent Collection on display in both the upper and lower exhibition halls, bringing many hidden gems of artwork out of storage and giving visitors the rare chance to view work not usually on display. This exhibition will also give visitors the opportunity to speak with NGCI curators and learn about the history of the collection and its future plans. Admission to the National Gallery exhibition halls as always is free and the Gallery offers a variety of information and materials, including worksheets and activities for children and families which can all be found at reception, in order to help make the most out of your experience.

In conjunction with this exhibition, the National Gallery will also be throwing a Family Fun Day on Saturday, 18 July 2015. This free, fun-filled day will include scavenger hunt-like activities in both the upper and lower exhibition halls as well as outdoors in the Deutsche Bank Sculpture Garden for the whole family to take part in and enjoy. There will also be food and beverages made available for guests.
Group tours of the National Collection and the exhibition All Access are also available throughout the summer. To book a group tour or if you would like further information 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.

Art Books for Sale!
The summer is a great opportunity to take some time to read about your favourite art subjects. The National Gallery Shop has an excellent selection of art books for all ages. The Gallery Shop is located in the lower exhibition hall and is open Monday to Saturday during regular opening hours. National Gallery members receive 10% discount. For more information email or call (345) 945 8111.

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