The National Gallery of Jamaica is delighted to announce the resumption of its innovative child art programme, Saturday Art-Time, on Saturday September 15, 2012.
The National Gallery of Jamaica is delighted to announce the resumption of its innovative child art programme Saturday Art-Time on Saturday September 17, 2011. The programme, which is now its third year, consists of a range of gallery-based art workshops for children ranging from ages 8 to 15 years old. The children are invited to come and experience exciting visual arts workshops in a fun, cultural and educational environment with gifted and capable art instructors. The young participants are taught a variety of art-making techniques which can be used to create different types of art forms such as drawings, paintings, assemblage and collage items. Additionally, these workshops provide an opportunity to learn about Jamaican culture and history through referencing the National Art Collection.
The National Gallery of Jamaica is pleased announce the opening of Art’ iT, an exhibition of select works of art produced by the National Gallery’s children’s visual art programme, Saturday Art-Time. The opening ceremony will be on June 18, 2011 at 11:00 am and located in the Information Centre of the Urban Development Corporation Office Centre Building (also known as the UDC building) at 12 Ocean Boulevard, Kingston. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Nadine A.T. Scott, principal of Excelsior Community College and visual arts educator.
The National Gallery of Jamaica is pleased to announce that its Saturday Art Time children’s programme will be continuing in 2011, resuming on January 15, 2011. Saturday Art Time, which was first staged as a pilot programme in 2009, is the National Gallery’s innovative Saturday morning art programme for children and consists of a range of gallery-based art workshops for participants ranging from ages 8 to 15 years old. The Gallery invites children to come and experience exciting visual arts workshops in a fun, cultural and educational environment with gifted and capable art instructors.
The workshops, currently funded by the Culture Health Arts Sports and Education fund (CHASE), will be held every Saturday morning from 10:00am until 1:00pm at the National Gallery. The workshops are free of cost but space is limited so applicants are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Registration forms will be available at the National Gallery. For more information, contact the National Gallery’s Education Department at 922-1561 or -3 (Lime landline) or 618.0654 or -5 (Digicel fixed line) or via e-mail at email@example.com.
The National Gallery of Jamaica offers a range of educational programmes, for adults and children, including guided tours, lectures, seminars, panel discussions, film screenings, workshops and outreach programmes to schools and community organizations. By far the most popular of these are the guided tours, which are tailored to the needs of specific groups. The Education Department also has a library with a unique collection of material on Jamaican art, including out-of-print publications such as the book Modern Jamaican Art (1998), and a collection of documentation on a wide range of Jamaican artists and related topics, along with supporting photocopy and printing services.