SATURDAY ART-TIME, READY FOR 2018 !

Saturday Art-Time, the National Gallery of Jamaica’s premier child art programme resumed its second term, on Saturday, January 13, 2018 and will run until March 24, 2018.

Coordinated for youngsters from ages 8 to 15 years old, Saturday Art-Time is a weekly series of art-making workshops. It seeks to provide an opportunity for its young participants to immerse themselves into the world of art and art-making, within the environment of the National Gallery of Jamaica, the largest public art museum in the English-speaking Caribbean. The programme has been highly subscribed by its participants and their families, as well as by school groups from a variety of social backgrounds.

Staple art-making offerings for this term will include drawing, painting, assemblage, collage and animation. The workshops are being offered free of charge and will be held every Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the National Gallery. The Saturday Art-Time programme is funded by the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education fund (CHASE). Registration forms are available at the National Gallery. For more information, contact the National Gallery’s Education Department at 922-1561 / 3 (Lime landline) or 618-0654 / 5 (Digicel fixed line) or via e-mail at info@natgalja.org.jm

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Saturday Art-Time is Back!

saturday art time september 2016

 

The National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) is pleased to announce the resumption of its child art programme, Saturday Art-Time, on Saturday September 10, 2016.

The programme, which has been active since September 2009, has been on hiatus since March 2015.  Having renewed grant funding, the NGJ’s Education Department is looking forward to presenting new workshop activities to participants alongside staple programme art-making offerings such as drawing, painting, assemblage and collage. With new offerings such as animation, the young participants of Saturday Art-Time will continue to be given opportunities to learn about Jamaican culture and history through the gallery’s permanent collection as well as its temporary exhibitions.

Geared towards participants aged 8 to 15 years old, Saturday Art-Time has been a popular part of the National Gallery of Jamaica’s programming for its younger patrons and has been favoured by participants from a variety of social backgrounds. The present workshop series will be held during the 2016-2017 school year, with the first semester ending on December 10, 2016. The programme will also be accompanied by a child art exhibition entitled Art’iT, which was was previously held in 2011 and 2013 and reflects the effectiveness of the workshops and the enthusiastic participation of the children. Through Art’iT, which will be held towards the end of the school year, the programmes child artists receive a public platform on which they can exhibit their art and contribute to the diversity of the Jamaican artistic community.

The workshops, funded by the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education fund (CHASE), will be held every Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the National Gallery of Jamaica. The workshops will continue to be free of cost, but space is limited so applicants are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Registration forms are available at the National Gallery. For more information, contact the National Gallery’s Education Department at 922-1561/3 (Lime landline) or 618-0654/5 (Digicel fixed line) or via e-mail at info@natgalja.org.jm.

 

 

 

Last Sundays: November 25, 2012

 

Join us on Sunday for our monthly Last Sunday opening hours, 11 to 4. The free tours and children’s activities will focus on our permanent collections, including the pre-twentieth century collections, the Edna Manley and Kapo Galleries and the AD Scott Gallery. Free admission + special discounts in our gift shop.

Barrington Watson Retrospective Held Over Until April 29 – Special Opening Hours on April 22 and 29

The National Gallery of Jamaica is pleased to announce that Barrington: A Retrospective, an exhibition of more than 250 paintings, drawings and original prints by Jamaican master artist Professor the Hon. Barrington Watson, OJ, will be held over until April 29. The exhibition was originally scheduled to close on April 14.

In light of the success of our recent test of Sunday opening hours, furthermore, the National Gallery will exceptionally be open on Sundays April 22 and April 29, from 11 am to 4 pm on both days. This will give viewers who have not yet seen the Barrington Watson retrospective additional opportunity to view this important exhibition before it closes.