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Author Archives: OAaSIScommunications

Multicare team hosts 2017 summer art at National Gallery

Jamaican children had several options to learn fine art, general art and craft over summer this year. From July 10 to 29, Stanford Watson along with graduates of the Edna Manley College volunteering with the Multicare Foundation hosted art classes for summer 2017. The classes were held in an available space at the National Gallery … Continue reading »

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I had fun at art classes (Summer 2017) by Deseray Dawes

Dear OAaSIS, My mom sent me at the art classes at the waterfront, downtown. The classes are from July 23 – 29, 2017. We colour draw and paint there. We make things there and we have our breaks when we are finished our work. We ate patty, but sometimes we got box food there. We … Continue reading »

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The (2017) ‘Summer Art Programme’ by Shanique Dawes

Dear OAaSIS, I went to a program during summer of 2017. It was kept at the waterfront downtown. Mr Stanford Watson, an artist kept it there. He was working for the Multicare Foundation, but he used the space in the National Gallery of Jamaica. We draw and paint and make things there too at the … Continue reading »

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OAaSIS collabs with Allman Town Primary Grade 6 for 2017 projects

The Grade six students of Allman Town Primary recently created their last artefact – designed tiles – as a gift to the school’s canteen. The project was guided mostly by Mrs Nadine Bonner – Williams, grade 6 teacher of Allman Town Primary, and the OAaSIS International Anthea McGibbon . Other teachers assisting were Mr Toyan … Continue reading »

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ART CAREERS: Communication and Entertainment

Sometimes, the creative instincts within us are better applied in other relsating fields such as communication and entertainment. Here’s a book to guide one in careers in communication and entertainment.

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VISUAL ARTS CAREER: Art Critic

The art critic is one of the most sought after persons in this creative field. For one, its always good to have someone to bounce your ideas on, gain qualified feedback or just for pre-sharing. On the other hand, critics sometimes reflect the views of the public or potential client, and at times act as … Continue reading »

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Jamaica schools readying for global challenges with STEAM

The Ministry of Education for over a year now has been ensuring that the ARTS is being aggressively incorporated into their national school curriculum (NSC) and plans. The concept of STEM is being improved to include the Arts as a driver to learning all subjects generally, hence STEAM. Last week, on October 13, 14 and … Continue reading »

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First screen printing class at James street workshop

Saturday, September 14th, 2013, the workshop took the form of a silk screen class with expert printer Keith Cowan. On this day, more than five new boys showed up to join in the Saturday workshops.

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OCWS goes well at James Street innercity location

Since June 29, 2013 creative workshops have been warmly received and attended by children and parents of Central Kingston. The workshop series are held each Saturday from 10:00 to 1:30pm, at 17 James street, home of noted Jamaican sculptor Peter R Johnson who has won many awards. During school, the hours will be changed from … Continue reading »

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James Street Creative workshop on Primary Colours Aug 31

On August 31, six new children swelled the numbers at the James Street location. Visual Artist Rico Reiko Nagase, a naturalised Jamaican from Japan conducted a workshop in primary and secondary colours. Then the children could hardly sit for the quiz session by Founding Project director Anthea McGibbon. Yes it was a great day with … Continue reading »

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