Mar 26, 2019

The Move to the New Space At Indian Bay

Learn to Crochet class in the new space
Learn to Crochet class in the new space
The first 3 months of the year have already passed and much has happened at the Youlou Art Centre.  On March 14th the Youlou Art Centre officially moved from it's former location at Villa Beach, to Indian Bay, which is one bay over from it's former location. We are fortunate in finding this building close to the sea with lovely views of the Grenadines and nice breezes.
During the months of January, February and March repairs were done to the building and continue since it had not been used in for over 10 years. It had to be rewired and now the painting is taking place.  In order to make the move the workmen prepared 2 rooms we could move into and attempt to get settled, within 1 week of our move we were able to continue our art classes. The Saturday morning children's art program called 'Hello Art" and a textile workshop called "Learn to Crochet".  
The plan is to finish the repairs by the end of April and concentrate on the next big show slated for July, it is called " Vincy Women Artists Now 2019 "  13 women have agreed to take part in this show.
Also plans are being made for the annual children's art program held every, July/August. This popular program is held in four locations on the island. 
The plan is to continue with the theme "From The Sea". 
We are counting on you donors to continue to support Youlou Arts. Teaching children to be creative is a wonderful gift.
Your generosity is not taken for granted, continue the support.
 
Art work from the "Hello Art" program
Art work from the "Hello Art" program
Being Creative
Being Creative

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Dec 31, 2018

Closure to a successful 2018

Hello Art workshop in action
Hello Art workshop in action
Hi Donors, Yes a bran new year is around the corner! 
2018 was a full and exciting year for Youlou Arts Foundation! Much was accomplished! Your amazing generosity throughout the year has truly supported us. 
In May we received news, the Youlou Art Centre had to find a new location!
We are happy to report we were fortunate in securing another building not to far from our current location, and close to the sea.
This building has great potential but needs some repairs and painting. 
We are inviting you to give financial support towards this end. Your contribution will help us to continue our mission, to help children access the world of creative learning.
 
Currently the Youlou Art Centre is getting ready to launch the 2019 art classes. We continue with the "Hello Art " program, a Saturday morning children's art program.
There are plans to start an adult crochet class which will meet during the day.
In the Gallery there are plans for a woman's art show, to take place in March.
TheYoulou Arts Foundation mission is alive!
Here's wishing you a very Happy New Year! We look forward to your continued support!
As always a huge thank you for your generosity! 
 
Santa in the Caribbean
Santa in the Caribbean
Christmas Trees
Christmas Trees

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Oct 1, 2018

Octopus Memories

Poster with Octopus with SVG Flag
Poster with Octopus with SVG Flag
It has been several months since the 2018 "Growing Young SVG Artists" program!
But the memories live on. The program was a success!
Your generous support has kept this program going all these many years. Please continue to support us. The children leave the program with wonderful memories. 
During the weeks of July 23 through August 3rd, the talk was about octopus and creatures from the sea. It was interesting to listen to the children describe the things octopus are capable of doing! In each location posters of octopus holding various objects such as musical instruments, flowers, and even the flag of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Adorable  paper mache sculptures were made, lots of fish, octopus and sea snakes. Murals were made of the deep blue sea which were delightful. The projects kept the children truly involved, a great deal of discussion and planning was needed to have a successful execution.  
There is no doubt the children were fully occupied.
The sewing workshop for children between the ages of 8 to 12 was a big hit. A stuffed toy and a tote bag were made by all attending this workshop. It seems they all wanted to make something useful. The plan is to continue with the sewing workshop and look for ways to improve it.
The attendance at the Kingstown location was not as it has been in previous years, which was a bit disappointing. But the attendance in the rural areas was good. it remained the same.
Donors your financial support is  very much needed. We want to continue and grow the " Growing Young SVG Artists" program . Please do not hesitate to support us. Thank you!
In the process of making Paper Mache sculptures
In the process of making Paper Mache sculptures
Children from Spring Village standing in front of
Children from Spring Village standing in front of
The sewing group showing off their finishes pieces
The sewing group showing off their finishes pieces

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