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Aug 6, 2013

Corozal House of Culture launches exhibit of talented 12 year old

A twelve year old student from Corozal Town who has just enrolled to start high school, is flying solo at the Corozal House of Culture.  Caitlyn Tillett is perhaps the youngest student to exhibit her art in the public domain. She started her own comic strip at the age of seven and this year she won gold in the Primary School Festival of Arts.  At age twelve, her future looks promising as a U.S. clothing designer wants to use her drawings on a T-shirt collection.  News Five’s Jose Sanchez caught with Caitlyn earlier today.


After attending several summer programs at the Corozal House of Culture, twelve year old Caitlyn Tillett has launched her own exhibit at the House of Culture.


Caitlyn Tillett, Young Artist

I was five and my older brother he was drawing lots of comics and I really like, we had a little rivalry and I really wanted to be better than him and so I started to draw comics. Eventually it just felt like fun not like I was trying to beat him.”

not like I was trying to beat him.”


The twelve year old’s current designs are almost behind her as she intends to grow with art.



Caitlyn Tillett

I’ve had a lot more experience my art is far better in my eyes. I’ve started getting to sketches, I like using ink pens, i like how it look, I like water color, I like how you can blend it. I would like to start drawing more realistically, people and animals. Normal things like still life bases flowers and stuff. It’s in Corozal House of Culture. I’m not sure how it became an exhibit; for the first few weeks we were preparing for it; I didn’t take it seriously, I didn’t think that it was that good. Then my mom took me out to get a dress for it and I realized wow I had my own exhibit.”


There are 27 pieces that will be on display throughout August.


Jose Sanchez

“How does it feel to be one of the youngest persons to launch an exhibit?”


Caitlyn Tillett



Reporting for News Five, Jose Sanchez.


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