Art Camp on Koh Samui


Four young children from the Father Ray Children’s Village, along with four teenagers from the Father Ray Children’s Home, recently traveled over to Koh Samui.  They were invited to attend an Art Camp to commemorate the 84th birthday of His Majesty the King later this year in December. 

Organised by Bangkok Air Co., Ltd. and the Amari Palm Reef Koh Samui Hotel the children spent one full day at the Art Camp with children from twelve local island schools.

The children show their paintings of his majesty the king.The children show their paintings of his majesty the king.

For all eight children it was their very first time traveling on an airplane, and the excitement they felt hid their nerves. The staff on board treated the children like VIP’s, and as they stepped off the flight on Koh Samui they were greeted by the staff from Bangkok Air and transported to the Amari Hotel.

At the Art Camp, renowned Thai artist, Dr. Sankan Thongmee, and well known art teacher, Adjarn Paiboon Thamruengrit, visited the all the children, gave advise and helped them with the portrait of the King that they were all asked to produce.

On the final day of their trip the children selected breakfast at the Amari Hotel, from what one young boy described as the biggest buffet he had ever seen, before visiting the local market to buy souvenirs for friends back in Pattaya.

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Derek Franklin

Art Camp on Koh Samui