Exposition of Workshops
Our kids show off their talents
May 24, 2012 - Guatemala
At our home in Guatemala, our middle school children, grades 6-9, have the opportunity to take classes in our workshops. Our workshops offer classes in metal, wood, sewing, baking, cooking, and handcrafts. Recently, our family opened our doors to the public and we displayed the talents of our children who get to work and take classes in these workshops.
Four of our workshops began preparing for this exposition in January when school started. The kids in the metal, wood, handcrafts, and sewing workshops have all been working very hard. Our metal shop makes everything from candleholders to hooks for keys and jackets. Our wood shop makes everything from frames to decorative boxes. Our handcrafts shop makes everything from candles to aluminum artwork, and our sewing shop makes everything from dresses to potholders.
Workshop Area and Decorations
The kitchen and bakery workshops also began preparing their food four days prior to the exposition. The kitchen had foods ranging from tamales to mole while the bakery had all of their delicious breads, cookies, cakes, and even pizzas for sale to everyone visiting our workshops.
The exposition took place within our workshop areas. Our sewing workshop made all of the ribbon decorations that were hung from the ceiling and each workshop had its own area where everyone could see what we had on display and for sale.
After talking with Professor Mariano, our Director of workshops, he believed that it was a very beautiful and fun event for everyone that attended. The only thing that disappointed him was that we didn’t attract as many people from outside of the home as he would have liked. He also wished that more of the parents from our external students had come to support the school and to see the various programs that their children participate in.
Thankfully, we are planning to have another exposition in October and we are hoping that we can get more people to come to that exposition. Professor Mariano would also like to be able to sell workshop items in Antigua, but right now because of a lack of funds we are unable to do so. “Hopefully, by October we can show others outside of NPH all that we can do, but right now there is still much to do before we think too far into the future.”
Our kids at Casa San Andres are very talented. And, this exposition was a great opportunity for all of our NPH family including staff to see the results of our hard working, amazing and talented kids who are taking classes in our workshops.