In the spirit of Jamaica and its people in their full historical and cultural glory, the Montego Bay Cultural Centre is pleased to present its Virtual Summer Workshop. Our objective is to encourage the creativity and imagination of our youth by allowing them to explore ideas through the creation of craft projects from the comfort of their own home.
We aim to encourage creative and critical thinking skills virtually by using various aspects of Jamaica’s natural and material history and culture. Designed for youth ages 7- 12, our activities will guide and encourage youth to cultivate a sense of community through empowerment, perception, identification, and creative expression.
Activities will begin on August 10,2020 and each child will be required to submit their completed project by Friday of the same week. Submissions will be reviewed and scored. The child with the highest score wins and will be announced on the first day of the following week before the project is announced.
#TBT Today’s throwback Thursday is dedicated to our JCAY – ‘Jamaica Culture & Art Youth’ Workshop!
JCAY is a art and history based children’s workshop filled with fun activities geared towards creative and critical thinking skills through discussion and reflections about various objects and their symbolism to Jamaican art, culture and history.
Here are a few of the exciting moments captured from past workshops held at @montegobayculturalcentre
National Gallery West would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to making this year’s Summer Youth Workshop a success! Throughout the 2 week period, Monique Gilpin from NGW along with Kerry-Ann Watson from NMW crafted an edutainment workshop which merged art and history. We thank them for their continued support in helping to inspire future generations to create more.
We would also like to thank our 2 Guest Teachers – Isis Harris who shared her expertise in jewellery making as well as Tyane Robinson who not only delivered fantastic Jamaican folklore but also encouraged the students to craft their own tales.
Thank you to Chief Michael Grizzle from the Flagstaff Heritage Center who allowed us to experience the history of Flagstaff and the Maroon population there.
Lastly, thank you to the St. James Municipal Council, the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) and the hardworking staff here at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre.