Category: summer camp

Are there really blue tigers in Haiti?

Well . . .there are! “Haitian jungle paintings” originated from the Centre d’Art d’Haïti, an arts movement founded in 1944 known for artists who practiced “la peinture naïve.” Artwork from Centre d’Art d’Haïti of is full of vivid colors, imaginative composition, and whimsy, often depicting imaginary jungles. Why […]

Barbecue – a gift from Haiti!

Our recent sunny weather brought on the smell of barbecues throughout Portland neighborhoods. So…around the picnic table we found ourselves looking up the etymology of “BBQ” – and guess what?  Its roots are Haitian! The Taino people, the original residents of the Island of Hispaniola, cooked fish and […]

Best Art Camp in Portland!

Grace Art Camp just won the 2019 Best Summer Camp for Arts & Craft in the recent NW Kids Magazine competition, sponsored by Trackers Earth. Readers voted for their favorite camp in each category. Thank you for all of your support!  This wonderful recognition comes at a time we […]