Jenna Woldenga shows some of the art supplies she is collecting to take to students in Cuba later this fall.

Art supplies gathered for Cuban students

When Jenna Woldenga and her family visit Cuba this fall, she will bring art supplies for students in the community of Arcos de Canasi.

When Jenna Woldenga and her family visit Cuba this fall, she will bring art supplies for students in the community of Arcos de Canasi.

Woldenga said many goods, including art supplies, are difficult to acquire in Cuba. Because of this, she is hoping to collect 90 kilograms of supplies to bring to the 200 students in the community.

Arcos de Canasi is a community in the municipality of Santa Cruz del Norte, Summerland’s Friendship City in Cuba.

Art supplies include wax crayons, pencil crayons, pastel sets, oil pastel sets, charcoal sets, shading pencils, origami paper, acrylic paints, oil paints, brushes, watercolour paint pallets, sketch kits, guitar strings, harmonicas, recorders and more.

All items should be new and in their original packaging. Cash donations are also accepted.

“We want to give them the tools to express themselves in new ways, to inspire them,” she said. “I want to share with them the love of art and hopefully create a few new friendships along the way.”

Woldenga will also ask students to paint a banner to represent Cuba and in exchange will present them with a banner representing Summerland.

Art supplies will be collected from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31 at the Summerland Arts Centre and at Municipal Hall. Woldenga and her family will be in Cuba Nov. 4 to 17.

For additional information, contact Woldenga at 250-494-5008.

 

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