Joel (14) painting his butterfly with advice from Bruno Ruganzu
The Butterfly Project and Chrysalis School are lovers of butterflies and we have also found ourselves to proudly have a number of excellent artists amongst our ranks. For the last two years, we have also run art projects to tease out and train up young artists and we are very privileged to have worked with professional artists, Yusuf Ssali, Damba Musoke, Bruno Ruganzu, John Okot, Sheila Black and many others. Thank you to all of these who have given up their time to train up our young people.
Peter (13) from the Chrysalis School
We have sold around ten paintings painted by the young people to galleries and individuals, the proceeds of which have been given directly to the artists to support their schooling. This year, as part of the School Enterprise Challenge, we want to develop a calendar, which we sell all over the world, because the paintings are just so special. So, over the last few weeks, we have been asking professionals to paint butterflies for us and also asked our most talented youth painters to produce their own work. The proceeds of the calendar will help the project next year.