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West and West Hill Streets
Nassau, N.P.
The Bahamas

(242) 328-5800

Bahamian art: Presenting. Uniting. Educating.


Mixed Media Art Summer Camp



Abby Smith
Phone: (242) 328-5800/1


The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is pleased to announce the return of its annual summer camp, the Mixed Media Art Summer Camp. This year, kids ages 5 to 17 are welcomed to the NAGB, where they’ll spend their time learning visual art techniques, exploring different avenues of creativity and developing their knowledge of art.

This year we are going “Back to da Island” as we explore indigenous Bahamian crafts like straw work, basket weaving, shellcraft, wood carving and much more, in traditional and not so traditional ways. Students will learn traditional craft making techniques and experiment with utilising those techniques in unusual ways, all while learning about the stories from and the histories of the islands where these different crafts originated. Their exploration of materials and techniques will pay homage to Bahamian crafts in their original form while pushing it into the realm of fine art, building a bridge between two equally important forms of creative expression.

Students will be divided into three age groups: 5-7 years, 8-12 years and 13-17 years. This will afford campers with a comprehensive learning experience that takes age specific developmental stages into account. Each week has been allocated a sub-theme, all of which follow a sequential order. Work from the National Collection that relates to each theme will be used as teaching aids.


Camp will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday. Please pick your camper up on time. At 4 p.m., you will incur a fee of $10.00 every thirty minutes that you are tardy. If there is an emergency, please notify us, immediately.


A great attitude! At the MMSAC, we value your child and work to provide a fun and safe environment for them to explore in. However, we need each campers’ help. Our NO BULLY Zone policy is designed to ensure that every MMSAC participant has an awesome art summer adventure.


The Mixed Media Art Summer Camp will provide all the necessary materials, equipment and instructors, as well as a snack in the afternoons. Lunch is provided. However, if your camper has strict dietary restrictions or allergies, we recommend that you pack their lunch. Each camper will be provided with two T-shirts. Additional shirts will be available for purchase.

APPLICATION PROCESS (please read carefully)

Summer Camp enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. Those who prefer to apply online can do so by visiting the following link,, and clicking the online form button. Paper applications are available at the NAGB. To apply for either Session 1 or Session 2, please submit the program application AND the $480.00 tuition fee (inclusive of VAT).

The NAGB offers a discounted rate of $405.00 (inclusive of VAT) for those who register and pay before May 4th, 2018.

Payment plans and LIMITED financial aid is available, based on need. The NAGB endeavors to make its Mixed Media Camp accessible to all, without turning any camper away due to financial hardship.

Please contact Abby Smith at 3285800/1 or for more information. Completed applications includes: Camper application form; Tuition payment in cash, cheque or credit card (Visa or MasterCard ONLY). Cheques must be made payable to: The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.

Thank you for your interest in the NAGB Mixed Media Art Summer Camp. We look forward to creating with you!

Please note: Any photos, digital (audio or video) and written materials created for and/or during the Mixed Media Art Summer Camp remain property of The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and may be used for promotional purposes at the discretion of NAGB.


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