|Learn Haitian folk art this summer|
|Friday, 06 July 2012 12:08|
Itching to do something creative with your family and friends this summer? The Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami will launch the first ever summer session of the Haitian Heritage Art Project, which offers classes to those interested in creating traditional Haitian folk arts and crafts. Participants will learn the craft of making traditional papier-mâché, textiles and other traditional art forms.
This unique program, which seeks to encourage public appreciation of traditional folk art, will be taught by locally-based Haitian artist and craftsman Slynair Sylair – an artist and art instructor with over 20 years of experience in traditional Haitian arts and crafts
The program accepts budding artists from 14 years and up, and is ideal for adults wanting to explore Haitian artistic heritage with their teens through a fun, hands-on experience.
The classes take place every Wednesday and Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., until August 17, at the Little Haiti Cultural Center. An initial $15 registration fee is required, which also grants admission to several other art programs at the center for this summer, including dance and ceramic classes. All materials for the Haitian Heritage Art Project will also be provided by the program
For more information about the Haitian Heritage Art Project program and to register for the course, email Marie Vickles at [email protected], or call the center at 305.960.2969.