A page from a Pop- Up Book
We are happy to report on the success of the 2015 annual art program, organized by Youlou Arts Foundation. We accomplished what we had set out to do. We provided the children with rich, varied and meaningful projects which they truly enjoyed.
All thanks to you donors, your financial support has allowed us to continue and grow this program.
We completed the 2015 program August 7th with a " big bang".
On the last day of the program we were given permission to set up tables and a PA system under the General Post Office, in the middle of town, and display the children's work to the public.
There was the recitation of poems the children had, written with such enthusiasm, about the Botanical Gardens. There was the "performance piece" in which the children made up skits and pretended to be the main characters who played a role in starting the St. Vincent Botanical Gardens 250 years ago.
On display were pop-up books, some with monsters and others depicting garden scenes,which paid homage to the botanic garden.
There were scroll books, each contained an illustrated proverb. Sewn books with covers made from paper the children had marbled, folded books which some children wore around their neck like a necklace and flag books in which they wrote their poems, and personal secrets. Collages were made using dried banana leaves.
We admit creating the program was fun. The execution was intense and now it is with a sigh of relief that we can sit back and pat ourselves on the back and feel content. We did it!
Donors we hope you are also feeling happy and glad to be our financial supporters, without your donations our art program would not exist. Thank you.
We look forward to your continued support throughout the year. Please continue to visit us on the Global Giving website!
A Scroll Book with Proverb
Marbling the Paper
Dried Banana Leaf Collage