Ban Koh Jum School

Ban Koh Jum School

The first stop for The Art Carousel in Thailand is on an island called Koh Jum placed in Southern Thailand by the Andaman Sea.

The director of the school was open for the idea about The Art Carousel, so he arranged that 6 kids from each grade between grade could attend.

So this time I held the original concept with 25 kids, aquarell paper and colours.


This time I was lucky enough to share this experience with my very close friend, Nadine, whom I met exactly 2 years ago in this island. At that time we were traveling to different places from the island. In April 2016 we met again in Bangkok for the biggest celebration in Thailand : Songkran.

(“The Thai New Year’s Day is 13 April every year, but the holiday period includes 14–15 April as well. The word “Songkran” comes from the Sanskrit word saṃkrānti (Devanāgarī: संक्रांति), literally “astrological passage”, meaning transformation or change.”)

So this was the perfect time to ask the students to draw Thailand’s biggest national celebration.

They were excited and happy and we started right away. The students were really engaged and they drew a lot of details and used a lot of colors.

Surprisingly they were mostly lying down on the floor while drawing and than changed to sitting position when they started painting.

Mee was our translator and she was a great help.

After the students were finished, we took a picture of them one by one with their artwork in their hands.

Slowly we arranged the exhibition with the 125 pictures. The students were absolutely cooperative with the project and with us. As soon as Nadine or I had started something that required a have, the students were there, even though we couldn’t communicate with words.


The students from Ban Koh Jum School all drew outdoor pictures with a great spectrum of colors.

They enjoyed mixing the colors, experimenting with finger painting and unusual motifs.

The result speaks for itself: 25 cheerful and implemented pictures.


It was an amazing experience to see the world famous Thai smile on these children’s  faces while watching the pictures I had with me from Denmark and India.

Overall it was a beautiful day for all of us.


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