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#MakeArtMondays | Dice Games

The benefits of playing dice games for kids are many! Playing these games will expose kids to the wonders of probability, put math calculation skills to use, improve visual perception and manual dexterity. Not only that, while playing dice games, your children will be improving their social skills. They will need to learn patience, turn taking and good sportsmanship! Enjoy!

Music by Matt Escape – Modern beats https://www.youtube.com/c/mattescape

#MakeArtMondays | Bubble Wand

Bubbles are the best! And since we love them so much I decided to share how easy and fun they can be to make your own. These homemade Bubble Wands and homemade Bubbles make a great holiday craft idea or party favor too.

*Glue gun safety tips: https://www.gluegun.com/blogs/news/7632387-glue-gun-safety

*Parental Supervision Required

Music: Party Time by Dj-VipFlash: https://soundcloud.com/musik-remix-20… https://creativecommons.org/licenses/… Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) Music provided by Free Vibes: https://goo.gl/NkGhTg

#TBT | I Shall Return Again Opening Reception

#TBT | This week features highlights of the Opening Reception of ‘I Shall Return Again’ exhibition in September of 2018.

The exhibition explored the works of five young Jamaican artists from Western Jamaica, who continue to impact the local and international art scene. The featured artists were, Monique Gilpin, Leasho Johnson, Storm Saulter, Nile Saulter and Cosmo Whyte.
We received overwhelming support and we can’t wait for the opportunity to welcome you all to our future exhibition openings.

To read more about this exhibition, visit our blog: http://www.nationalgallerywest.wordpress.com

#TBT | Due West Tour Highlight

Today’s throwback features a candid shot of youth from Niagara Primary School in St James posing as a tour guide for a photo op next to Andrew Duhaney’s panting titled ‘Family Union’ which was featured in the second installment of our Due West exhibition in 2019.

#MakeArtMondays | Jamaica’s National Hero Bookmark

This week’s craft pays homage to those who advocated and fought for our rights. We commemorate Jamaica’s National Hero’s by making bookmarks. Having a bookmark that reminds you of the power and freedom gained through educating one’s self is empowering in itself.

*Parental Supervision Required*

â–ºThis track: https://inaudio.org/track/early-morning/

#TBT | Young visitors from John’s Hall Primary

Today’s throwback features Assistant Curator, Monique Gilpin engaging students from John’s Hall Primary in National Gallery West’s Art Supply Initiative activities after their tour of ‘The Art of Jamaican Sculpture’ exhibition in 2018 . We hope to be able to engage with our youth again some day.

#TBT | Remembering Michael Lester

Photo: Althea (left) and Garth (right) pose for a photo by Michael Lester’ painting titled ‘Rastafarian’. They paid NGW a visit to view Michael Lester – A Montego Bay Artist. Both spent their childhood around Lester and his wife Peggy during his time in Belmont.

#TBT | School Tour

It was definitely a pleasure welcoming young minds from the Fairfield International Academy to National Gallery West in 2018. They were given a tour of our ‘I Shall Return Again’ exhibition as well as engaged in National Gallery West’s Art Supply Initiative. We miss seeing our young visitors, however we are hopeful that some day, under the new normal, we will meet again. Continue to stay safe everyone.