The Lost Boys Foundation of Nashville &
tHE aRT hOUSE
will be holding Kids ART Camp
May 28, 29, 30th noon to 4p
for rising 1st through 5th graders!
The mask above was created by one of the Lost Boys artists.
During camp, each child will work as a team with one of the Lost Boys to create a collaborative mask that will be featured in the next Art Opening at The Lost Boys Studio!
They will learn the process behind both clay and ceramic masks an the stories behind why the Lost Boys create these masks!
The cow sculpture below is an example of what The Lost Boys traditionally made from clay dirt from river banks as they travelled from Sudan to Ethiopia to Kenya.
They played with cows like our kids play with action figures. In their culture, wealth was measured by how many cows you had and the men spent their days herding and tending to the cows. The Lost Boys had been violently separated from their families at the young ages of 5-9yrs. (If they were any older they could stay to fight, any younger and they could not run fast enough!)
Each camper will be given a cow created by one of Nashville's Lost Boys an the be given the opportunity to paint/decorate it.
During Art Camp
campers will also paint a canvas, depicting what is important for them to have in their "village". They will sample traditional African snacks and learn traditional stories that The Lost Boys were told when they were children, first by their families and then by each other as they were forced to survive without their families.
ALL MONIES received from camp fees are going to The Lost Boys Foundation and to The Lost Boys who will be taking time off from work to teach out children.
YOUTH ART CAMP
brought to you by tHE aRT hOUSE &
When: May 28, 29, 30th noon to 4p
Where: The Lost Boys Studio on 4th Ave.
How much: $120 per child ($50 deposit due with registration) *ALL proceeds go to benefit The Lost Boys Foundation
Who: Rising 1st graders-5th graders
Click HERE for a registration form.
During the 3 days our children will be exposed to painting, sculpture and mask making. They will be taught by The Lost Boys Artists and aRT hOUSE artists. They will learn traditional African stories, songs and games.
Our hope is that this experience will illustrate to our children the importance of our global community and how we can take care of each other.
We highly recommend watching the movie "God Grew Tired of Us" that documents the plight of The Lost Boys of Sudan.
e-mail Whitney with any questions or to reserve your child's spot: firstname.lastname@example.org