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Public schoolchildren in need of financial assistance will be offered scholarships for an art education summer camp, the Bermuda National Gallery has announced.

The BNG, with the help of the Centennial Bermuda Foundation, will offer 35 bursaries to attend the BNG Art & Tech summer camp – enough to cover about half the available spaces.

Normal enrolment at the camp would cost $250, as well as a $75 BNG family membership to register.

The summer camp will feature several week long classes on digital art.

A total of ten children aged 11 to 14 will be enrolled in a class each week and study under Rehana Packwood, the BNG’s new education officer.

Each child will be given an iPad and Apple pencil and will split their time between the BNG at Hamilton City Hall and a pop-up BNG education satellite centre in the city’s Washington Mall.

Registration is limited to one week of classes a child to allow enrolment for as many youngsters as possible.

The BNG camp will offer a variety of courses, including:

• Digital art fundamentals (July 5-9) – pupils will learn how to use effects in digital art programmes to create 2D graphics and introduce digital illustration techniques.

• Photo editing & collage (July 12-16, August 9-13) – the use of photography and photo editing techniques to create digital collages. Pupils will also learn photobashing techniques.

• Animation (July 19-23, August 16-20) – pupils will learn the principles of animation and create short 2D animations.

• Digital painting: landscapes (August 2-6, August 23-27) – pupils will learn colour theory and perspective, as well as digital painting techniques, to create landscapes. The class was inspired by BNG’s latest exhibition Illusion & Abstraction: Capturing the Landscape.

Pupils take part in an earlier Bermuda National Gallery Art & Tech summer camp (Photograph supplied)

A spokeswoman said the modules will be further explored in a digital art after school programme that will start in September.

She added that art education has been shown to develop critical thinking skills, confidence and teamwork.

The scholarships will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Students who wish to register can do so here.

To apply for the scholarship, or for further information, contact Rehana Packwood at education@bng.bm

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Published May 20, 2021 at 7:52 am (Updated May 20, 2021 at 7:33 am)

Scholarships on offer for BNG summer camp

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