Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris Experience: Art in the jungle (for kids) – Yala and Wilpattu
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: A private art class in the Wilpattu or Yala National Parks for kids is a great way to keep kids occupied and entertained while parents relax or when they want to venture out into the wild, leaving the kids behind.
EXPERIENCE DESCRIPTION: Two art programs are on offer for children between the ages of 3-6 years and 7-12 years. The first class is a one hour art class between the game drives and aimed at the 3-6 year olds. This class would include lessons on how to make stick/coconut rafts, water color butterflies, rock painting, thumb print pictures, leaf prints (on linen bags/t-shirts) and how to identify tree rubbings. The second class is a three hour art class instead of a game drive (parents can leave their kids at the camp). This class is aimed at the 7-12 year olds and covers seed art, wire drawings, rock painting, leaf prints (on linen bags/t-shirts and jewelry making of seeds.
YOUR HOST: Your host is an artist who originally hails from Germany. Ever since she came to Sri Lanka and met her partner, the famous ‘leopard man’ of Sri Lanka, she has been able to combine two of her greatest interests, painting and nature, into one big passion. Your host makes mainly charcoal drawings and acrylic paintings of the wild animals or of encounters with wild animals that she had in the jungle. Now your host shares her passion and transmits it to children visiting Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris Yala and Wilpattu camps.
Includes: All art and lesson materials and babysitting should parents decide to go on a safari.
Duration: 1 or 3 hours
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Times: The 1 hour class takes place in between game drives. The 3 hour class takes place during game drives.
What to wear or bring along: A t-shirt that can be messed up
Important to know: This experience is best booked in Yala between November and April and booked well in advance. Activities are decided based on each child’s abilities. The activities described above are open to change.
Private or not? This experience is offered exclusively to children of SriLankaInStyle clients, but should there be other children at the camp at the time of the class, the class would be offered to those children who wish to join.