Art Rules Aruba, also known as the biggest and most successful Arts Program on Aruba returns for it’s 3rd edition. Launching July 6th,, this years program seems to be the popular! Within one-week producers of the Pancake Gallery Foundation received more than 60 applications, currently reaching over 100 students to have applied!
Presented by RBC Royal Bank in partnership with the Pancake Gallery Foundation parties are encouraging all of Aruba’s aspiring talents between 12-26 to join in and experience a unique and fun way to develop their artistic talent. Offering intensive workshops in different Art Disciplines this year’s program includes Photography, Fashion, Film, Theater, Dance, DJ, Street Art or Music & Performance.
With the best experts and professionals from around the world teaching the classes, this year kids can expect some of the previous Art Directors and a couple new ones, including international female DJ Lynnee Denise and Clavin Klein Fashion Designer Brandon Dalton just to name a few.
DJ Lynnee Denise being the founder of New York based organization WildSeed Cultural Group, is driven by the desire to incorporate nontraditional elements of literature, cultural criticism and ethnic musicology into her work as a dj and the music scene. She has traveled the world DJ-ing along side underground and internationally known artists such as female rapper MC Lyte, DJ Beverly Bond and Stevie Wonder’s DJ Spinna. DJ Lynnee Denise will be an inspiration in particular for young female DJ’s on Aruba whom are just as interested the turntables as their male peers.
Also new to the team is this years’ fashion designer Brandon Dalton.
Dalton moved from Philadelphia to New York after graduating from the Philadelphia Art Institute. Once in New York, he started working with Enyce Clothing Company as a Graphic Designer for the men’s collection. Within a year he was promoted from creating t-shirt graphics to designing small collections that were inspired by his graphics. Brandon studied and learned about fabrics, trims, and the development of garments from concept to final product by visiting factories overseas and taking continuing education classes at FIT and the School of Visual Arts. Soon after, top-clothing companies recruited Brandon to collaborate on various freelance projects such as Sean John, Ecko Unlimited, and Mecca. Currently working with Calvin Klein Jeans as their Senior Graphic Director for apparel, Brandon is responsible for developing the artistic direction for the men’s collection. For Art Rules Aruba Brandon will be working with Aruba’s young aspiring fashion designers teaching them direction in not just design but also the fashion business by creating mood boards, trend sheets, and personal story lines that will visually represent collections, new looks and personal vision of the soon to fashion designers or producers.
Both DJ and Fashion will offer fun creative and unique ways for Aruba’s youth to learn new methods, skills and techniques, as they cultivate their artistic talent, learn new skills and perspectives, all the while shaping their identity in a very hardworking, disciplined yet fun and exiting way.
Art Rules Aruba is a 2-week summer program from July 6th to July 21st.
For information on the program, the disciplines or how to apply visit www.artrulesaruba.com and make sure to like the Art Rules Aruba Facebook page for daily updates, diaries and exclusives.