During the session our young artists drew underwater scenes of brightly coloured fish and other imaginative sea creatures. They were told to use colours that represented their personality and feelings; it was beautiful to see so many vibrant fish with smiley, jolly looking expressions!
Art classes like this are a highlight for our children allowing them to explore their imaginations, have fun and make new friends. It was also a valuable opportunity for them to be in a new environment, surrounded by exciting, thought-provoking works of art to inspire their creative minds.
It is through exposing our children to new ideas, experiences and people that we help them to discover their desires and capabilities and see beyond their often limiting and difficult circumstances. We believe that this plays a fundamental role in helping our young people to break the cycle of poverty for good.
When we asked one of our teenage boys what he thought of the class he said, ‘It was brilliant! I had a great time and loved looking at the beautiful pieces of art hanging from the walls. I have never been to a gallery before so it was a very special experience for me and has given me lots of interesting ideas. I can’t wait until next time.’