Workshops


There are four (4) workshop formats that have been created by the JCDC Visual Arts Department in order to widen the reach and scope of its training programmes for the enhancement of skills and the facilitation of platforms for dialogue and the formation of partnerships.

 

Art Teachers busy at work during a figure drawing workshop that was hosted as part of the Four-day Residential High School Teacher Initiative in 2007.  The programme was sponsored by The Chase Fund and included gallery visits, an artist studio visit with veteran Jamaican artist, Alexander Cooper and a two-day drawing workshop.



JCDC Invitational

These are conceptualised by the Department and participation is by invitation only.The Department seeks full sponsorship for these residential or non-residential programmes which are hands-on and activity-intensive.  Elements may include art instruction by a reputable Facilitator, critique, seminar, field trip(s), all materials, accommodation, meals, handouts and Certificates of Participation.   Maximum number of participants is 30 which allows us to narrow the ratio of facilitator to participants in order to provide individual attention over a 3-day to 2-week period or longer.



Open

These are initiated by and advertised to the public through the Department and are based on specific themes for specific target groups.  The Department seeks part or full sponsorship for these residential or non-residential programmes which are also hands-on and activity-intensive. Maximum number of participants is 30 and workshops take place over a maximum of 3 days.  Participants are required to pay a fee which may include art instruction by a reputable Facilitator, limited (or no) materials, handouts, critique, lunch (or all meals and accommodation) and Certificates of Participation.



Studio Notes

The Department hosts these one-day seminars which address specific themes and target groups.  The day’s programme may include one or more Presenters, demonstrations and displays.  Handouts may or may not be offered to participants and Certificates of Participation are not provided. Maximum number of participants is not restricted and seminars may or may not be sponsored.  Participants are required to pay a small fee.  Lunch may be provided at an additional cost.



Group Invitational

Groups, clubs or schools invite the Department to host workshops or seminars for their members.  Expenses are shared between the Department and the group but the group assumes most of the financial burden.  The Department will assist with generating ideas/strategies for sponsorship or donations to help offset costs.  The Department suppliespresenters and creates a programme schedule in conjunction with the group leaders. Maximum number of participants varies according to group membership.  Workshops last 1-3 days.