Environmental conservation through art

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Children at an art session in the garden. Photo: Nairobi Art CentreAn art centre is giving Kenya kids a chance to learn about conservation through a summer art program which will use recycled materials.

Dubbed the 'Summer Workshop', the program will run by Nairobi Art Centre will be under the themes 20000 Leagues Under the Sea and Safari for one month.

We mostly choose environmental themes because we recycle materials like plastic bottles and empty pizza boxes for our art projects,” said Migael Andesha of Nairobi Art Centre.

At at time when Kenya is facing environmental degradation, the art course will sensitize and teach the three to thirteen year olds on the need for conservation.The workshop will run from June 29th to August 28th in half and full day workshops. The half-day workshop will run from 9am-12.30pm and includes a snack while full day workshop will be between 9am and 3.30pm.

Set in a scenic, child-friendly environment the Nairobi Art Centre workshops hve become quite popular drawing an average of 25 children per program.

“We have a garden which the kids enjoy during the breaks and also picnic there,” remarked Migael.

According to Migael parents also love the centre because it not only provides their children with a stimulative informal learning environment but also assures their security.

The rates for the art program are Sh2200 per day for the half-day workshop and Sh3500 per day for the full day workshop. Both sessions have full week discounts of Sh10000 for the half-day and Sh15000 for the full day workshop.

For more information, call Nairobi Art Centre on 0727 415 678 or visit their website-www.nairobiartcentre.org

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