I volunteered with this art programme over the summer and taught this group of youngsters (6-8 yrs old) how to paint /personalize their very own bamboo pencil cup holders. They were very excited to create something different and functional. It was also a good opportunity to introduce the kids to sustainable materials that we have on the island. I like teaching art classes where kids get to explore, have fun but also create functional products that they can use in their everyday life! Children in the Caribbean don't usually have access to art classes or materials so just giving them supplies to experiment with, is a luxury. Encouraging young children to learn and express themselves through art, remains a very rewarding experience.