27 Jun 2016

Elite Island Resorts Welcomes back kids' favourite Puffin authors... and adds a workshop for parents too!


Two of the UK’s top children’s illustrators and storytellers from Puffin will be returning to the Caribbean this summer to host workshops for young holidaymakers..and adding something for their parents too.  For August on Antigua and September on St. Lucia, two authors will offer a week of sketch club for adults, followed by a week of  children’s puffin-themed activities

Back by popular demand, for mini guests Rachel Bright and Adam Stower will be conducting live drawing, readings and quizzes and other activities based on their successful book series, all designed to bring stories to life.

The children’s’ Puffin Storytelling events  2015 will be hosted at two different resorts within the Elite Island Resort group: St James’s Club & Villas on Antigua as well as St James’s Club Morgan Bay on Saint Lucia. Additionally an adults sketch club will be hosted by Adam Stower at Galley Bay Antigua and Rachel Bright at St James Club Morgan Bay St Lucia.

SKETCHING GROWN UPS AT ST JAMES’S CLUB MORGAN BAY ST LUCIA  7-11 SEPTEMBER 2015 INCLUSIVE: Rachel will be starting her St Lucia residency with the grown ups! A chance to release your creativity, whether you’re an aspiring artist or an established one, Rachel’s sessions will show you how to capture landscape, sketch characters and try out some printmaking techniques including solar printing and lino-cut. Open to all from beginners to improvers and beyond.

PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN AT ST JAMES’S CLUB MORGAN BAY ST LUCIA –SEPTEMBER 14-18 2015 INCLUSIVE: Rachel Bright, whose books include My Sister is an Alien and What does Daddy Do?, and the bestselling Love Monster series will continue her St Lucia time with the teenies at Kids Club where she will be running 5 days of fast-paced, fun packed creativity, including story time, drawing challenges, treasure hunts, theatre-time and much much more. As much fun as you can have with books, paints, glue and imagination!

SUMMER SKETCHING AT GALLEY BAY RESORT & SPA ANTIGUA: 9-13 AUGUST 2015 INCLUSIVE: Following its successful run on St Lucia, Adam brings his unique sketch class experience to adults-only Galley Bay Antigua, with a daily class that takes in views, landscapes and local landmarks for inspiration. Adam welcomes everyone, from seasoned artists to absolute beginners, to join him for a fun and relaxing opportunity to experience the joys of sketching. It provides a rare chance to slow down, be mindful and truly appreciate the beautiful surroundings, recording them in a personal and creative way. A sketchbook is a wonderful and unique souvenir of the holiday. Each guest participating will be provided with materials that they can take home to continue with the skills and methods learned during the club.

KIDS SUMMER STORY WORKSHOP AT ST JAMES CLUB & VILLAS ANTIGUA: 16-20 AUGUST INCLUSIVE: Adam will be bringing his award-winning children’s’ books to life daily at Kids Club through readings, live drawing and games. Parents can enjoy an hour to themselves while their children let their imaginations run wild, listening to stories, creating crazy creatures and picking up top tips on drawing from their very own professional illustrator!

Paula Whitehead, Elite Island Resorts, said: “Our Puffin programme, launched in 2012, goes from strength to strength, and our little guests love it.  We’ve added Sketch Club for parents after a highly successful first event last year, with such incredible backdrops and views as inspiration. Our strong relationship with Puffin has allowed us to welcome different authors each year and to add in a grown up element too”

All Elite Island Puffin events are free to attend for guests who are staying at the resorts on an all-inclusive basis and can booked with all major tour operators.



For further information please contact:

Karen Tippett, tel: 07912 221069 or email karen@tippettpr.com

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