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Author Archives: OAaSIScommunications


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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Melame Gange joins OAaSIS workshop at James Street

Melame Gange is an artist and artiste from the Virgin Islands who was in Jamaica for a quick visit to work on his album. On August 24th, 2013, he shows the quickest way in handpainting and printing on teeshirts for sustainable living. Other artists assisting are Rico, Peter Johnson and founding projects director Anthea McGibbon. … Continue reading »

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July 13 OCWS at James Street

Its always a pleasure when volunteer turn out, especially from areas totally opposite to the innercities of Kingston. July 13 sessions at 17 James Street, were on paper mache and face masks. Thanks to James street Thanks to Peter Johnson, Avery Barnett, Danielle Barnett, Juan Marie Daswell, Sandra ‘SanSam’ Green (former top CXC Art student) … Continue reading »

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OCWS July 13 starts late but fun for everyone!

LOCATION: 17 James street, Central Kingston The creative workshop series on July 13 got off to a late start, but was lasting. Mr Peter Johnson, location manager and artists himself deferred to assist in monitoring the children this weekend. The volunteers who assisted and conducted projects were Sandra Green, Juan-Marie Daswell, Danielle Barnett and Avery … Continue reading »

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Varied reports on OAaSIS creative workshop series in Sargeantville

In order to allow persons to access testimonials easier, we have compiled this page of the reports for you. Please click on the names below: – From Ebonique Brown

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OAaSIS Minutes at July 7, 2013

Since April 2013, the last minutes a lot has happened. The greatest challenge has been to maintain site information. There is still need to replace information that was destroyed while the site was hosted by Yush network. The foundation has the added challenge of sourcing needed funds to offset expenses such as hosting fees. Mr … Continue reading »

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