ART SCOUT was at the 6th TOTAL SCHOOL SUPPORT SEMINAR/EXHIBITION (TOSSE) organised by EDUMARK which was held at the Ten Degrees Event Centre, Billings way, Opposite Unilever Oregun, Lagos between Thursday 12th and Friday 13th June, 2014. We were there to show case art works produced by the Nigerian Art teachers. Most teachers were represented by their art works has they couldn’t make it to the event. There was a segment for the Art teachers, Art chat, where they learnt about what’s new in Art and Craft.
Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi (Art Director, ART SCOUT), Mrs. Ogunde (C.E.O. EDUMARK), Mrs. Ayoola Omovo and Mr. Solomon Adebayo Bello.
This is the sticker copy for the Art teachers that show cased their art works on our virtual platform in commemoration of the 2014 UNESCO International Arts education week. For all the art teachers that participated, please consider this a medal of honour. We are so proud of you. Don’t relent on your effort in contributing towards the advancement of art education in Nigeria.
We believe that some day; Art appreciation will improve to the extent that there will be a piece of Art work hanged on the wall of every home. When every child irrespective of their social status will be given chance to engage in art in the most conducive and equipped art studio with abundance art materials.
View the art works on the link below:
To succeed today and in the future, the children will need to be inventive, resourceful and imaginative. And the best way to foster that creativity is through arts education.
ART SCOUT has realized the vital roles of Art teachers in the field of CREATIVE ART as they influence the next generation of creative minds and they also play major roles in developing the inspiration for many young artists to pursue career in the arts. The main reason ART SCOUT has continually provides resource and support for the Art teachers.
Art education is a dynamic tool for growth in our developing world and an Art teacher remains the most important part of a great learning experience. In Barack Obama's speech announcing the new U.S. Global Development Policy at the United Nations on September 22, 2010, he stated:
“To unleash transformational change, we’re putting a new emphasis on the most powerful force the world has ever known for eradicating poverty and creating opportunity. It’s the force that turned South Korea from a recipient of aid to a donor of aid. The force I’m speaking of is broad-based economic growth. We know that countries are more likely to prosper when they encourage entrepreneurship; … and we know that countries are more likely to prosper when they tap the talents of all their people”.
We believe that arts education promotes creativity, encouraging the innovation and entrepreneurship Obama spoke of. Art education is a dynamic tool for growth in our developing world and there are not words as powerful as a single drawing, painting, mural, craft, photography, graffiti or graphics. More reasons why ART SCOUT has stayed committed to the support of Art Education for its benefits of social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Behind everything we do is our mission: to bring continued resources and support to the advancement of art theory and practice in Nigeria.
So when it is time to celebrate the UNESCO International Arts Education Week, ART SCOUT provided platform to engage the Nigerian Art teachers and created for them spotlight to show case their creative works within and outside the four wall of classroom. UNESCO International Arts Education Week was celebrated from Monday 19th to Sunday 25th in the month of May, 2014. It was the third of its kind. Following the success of the 2nd World Conference on Arts Education (25-28 May 2010, Seoul,), the 4th week of May of every year has been proclaimed as International Arts Education Week by UNESCO’s General Conference at its 36th session. The main objective of the International Arts Education Week is to increase the international community’s awareness on the importance of arts education by showcasing concrete arts education projects and practices and reinforcing cooperation with main stakeholders of arts education.
We hosted the Art teachers in a virtual art exhibition. The virtual Art exhibition was to celebrate the UNESCO International Arts Education Week which conveyed the week’s theme, ART FOR PEACE, Art as a catalyst and springboard for social change. The exhibition features paintings, textile, sculpture, and other means of visual expression. The exhibition was unveiled to the global audience from May 19 online at; http://www.teachingvisualart.blogspot.com/2014/05/2014-unesco-international-arts.html
The TELL Magazine published the story of the 2014 International Arts Education Week celebration in Nigeria on page five of No. 21, May 26, 2014. The article highlighted the events that were to be engaged by the Art teachers in their various schools during the week of celebration and the virtual Art exhibition for the art teachers.
Mr. Adeniyi was on OGTV’s New Dawn programme on behalf of the Nigerian Art teachers to create awareness for the celebration of the International Arts Education Week and a discuss on the Importance of Art education on Friday 23rd May, 2014 by 9am. Some of Mr. Adeniyi quotes on the programme are below:
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
"Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up", Pablo Picasso.
The Art teachers within Abeokuta metropolis were converged on Wednesday 21st of May at the Art Studio of the Baptist Boys High School (Mission) for an Art exhibition organized by the school Art tutor, Mr. Adeniyi supported by ART SCOUT in celebration of the International Arts Education Week. The title of the exhibition was THE MAN OF PEACE which features paintings, drawings, and wearable arts produced by Mr. Adeniyi. He created series of art from a concept he made to epitomize Beautiful Nubia (a stage name for popular Nigerian music artist, Dr. Segun Akinlolu). Part of the designs were hand printed on a dyed and plain background sewn fabric (wearable art); and was also painted on canvas. For him, Beautiful Nubia is a man of peace and he has exhibited that several times through his songs. He has a lot of tracks from his albums (Jangbalajugbu, Awilele, Fere, Kilokilo, Sun no dey sleep, oriojori, and most recent Keere), songs that provide inspiration for love, peace and harmony.
The Art exhibition was declared open by the school principal, Dn. Abel Adebajo. Apart from the Art teachers; NTA (Nigeria Television Authority) Abeokuta, BBHS students and students from other schools also grace the event. Dr. Segun Akinlolu (Beautiful Nubia) was at the exhibition. He ignited the exhibition and had a chat with the NTA, and the Art teachers at the Art Exhibition. His presence made the exhibition remarkable and the celebration of the 2014 International Arts Education Week a memorable one. The exhibition was televised on the NTA News on Monday 2nd of June, 2014. Here is a You-tube link: http://youtu.be/Sqa2RZg7rzw
Get the recap (in images) of the UNESCO International Arts Education Week 2014 celebration in Nigeria here:
We will like to say a big THANK YOU to our media partners, for their support, the TELL Magazine, NTA Abeokuta, and OGTV. We will like to also appreciate the Nigerian Art teachers and Dr. Segun Akinlolu (Beautiful Nubia) for honouring our invitation. And to all guests at the exhibition at BBHS, Abeokuta, we say THANK YOU!!! We all made history together, let’s do it again next year.
Call for art works:PARTICIPATE in the NIGERIAN ART TEACHERS VIRTUAL ART EXHIBITION to commemorate the 2014 UNESCO International Arts Education Week.
To Art teachers,
Following the success of the 2nd World Conference on Arts Education (25-28 May 2010, Seoul,), the 4th week of May of every year has been proclaimed as International Arts Education Week by UNESCO’s General Conference at its 36th session. The main objective of the International Arts Education Week is to increase the international community’s awareness on the importance of arts education by showcasing concrete arts education projects and practices and reinforcing cooperation with main stakeholders of arts education.
ART SCOUT is inviting the art teachers to celebrate the 3rd UNESCO International Arts Education Week in a VIRTUAL ART EXHIBITION which will run from Monday 19th through Sunday 25th of May, 2014. The theme for this year UNESCO International Arts Education Week is ART FOR PEACE.
It is an online exhibition and requires no stress sending your work. Just attach photograph of your work based on the theme and send to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Below are the guidelines for submission of works.
GUILDLINES FOR SUBMISSION
Submit art works in a moderate resolution to email@example.com
Medium: Painting, drawing, mosaic, collage, mixed media etc
Style: Any form of visual expression (Realism, Abstract etc)
Theme: ART FOR PEACE.
Deadline: May 16, 2014
Online exhibition date: 19th – 25th May, 2014.
Virtual Exhibition url: www.teachingvisualart.blogspot.com
Certification: All the participated artists will receive a PDF participation certification via email after the event.
Art teacher’s name:
Title of the work:
Short description of the work:
Art teacher’s mobile number:
Art teacher’s email:
Secondly, we will love you to be part of the compilation of twenty inspirational stories of Art teachers breaking new grounds in Nigeria Art Education scene. This is a spotlight for the Art teachers’ legacy in our community and the nation at large. This effort is to inspire, motivate and encourage Nigerian Art teachers. The story will be published. How do you win a slot? Send an article of about 250 words highlighting your achievements in teaching the subject Art to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Support your entry story with photographs. It also requires your personal photography for your profile.
This is an opportunity to make joint effort as Art teachers towards the cause of advancing art theory and practice in Nigeria and to create awareness of the role of arts education in the global agenda of peace and cultural understanding. Be part of this and don’t be left out, and let your school be represented in this historic event.
You may also SHARE your school’s PHOTOS of event with us to celebrate together UNESCO International Arts Education Week.
We shall be looking forward to receive your entry soon.
Kindly forward, share or pass on this information to the Art teachers you know. Let us make history together!
The roles of Art teachers are vital in the field of CREATIVE ART because they influence the next generation of creative minds and they also play major roles in developing the inspiration for many young artists to pursue career in the arts. Art education is a dynamic tool for growth in our developing world and an Art teacher remains the most important part of a great learning experience. An event is coming soon that tends to reinvent the Art teachers and offer them the edge for excellence performance in teaching profession. You can be part of this CHANGE coming to our communities. Read the recap of the last ART TEACHERS CONNECT on the link below and kindly share this with an Art teacher you know. www.teachingvisualart.blogspot.com.
For participation and sponsorship, contact: email@example.com +2348030874474
ART TEACHERS CONNECT held in at FRENCH VILLAGE, Badagry last December got published on EDUMARK's magazine "SCHOOL TIPS, No. 5 Vol. 7.
…Many thanks to the publisher Mrs. Yinka Ogunde and the entire Edumark family for being part of the ART TEACHERS CONNECT. We look forward to more of this partnership in the future. You can learn about EDUMARK on www.edumarkng.com. You can also be part of the ART SCOUT projects, learn more on: www.artscoutafrica.blogspot.com
And to everyone that made the ART TEACHERS CONNECT a success, we say THANK YOU again!
Please see more photographs on:
THE ART TEACHERS CONNECT 2012....
“ART TEACHER OF INFLUENCE”
HELD AT THE NIGERIA FRENCH LANGUAGE VILLAGE, BADAGRY, LAGOS STATE.
BETWEEN WEDNESDAY 19th AND SATURDAY 22nd, DECEMBER, 2012
Academic is about teaching and research, the ART TEACHERS CONNECT summit was designed to provide a learning adventure for Art teachers to discover new style, concept and media in Art theory and practice. It was an Art teacher developmental training programme in a serene environment that encourages and stimulate creative conversation and ideas which was tend towards improving the quality of Art education in Nigeria, also transform the Art teachers to increase their capacity and position them as change agents in their local communities.
The ART TEACHERS CONNECT summit was meant to expose the art teachers to new concept and ideas, sharpen their skills and improve on their artistic practice and teaching with the aim of encouraging art participation and enrolment in Nigerian schools. It is an exchange platform for art teachers to interact with practicing professionals in the field of art and to share ideas, new artistic techniques, media and styles.
Art retreat allows the time for dialogue, exploration, discoveries, and creates connections that contribute to the future. We draw inspiration from one another as we convene in an exclusive environment that encourages and stimulate creative conversation and exchange of ideas. The ART TEACHERS CONNECT summit held at the Nigeria French Language Village in Badagry between Wednesday 19th and Saturday 22nd December, 2012 helped to re-awake, resonate, and ignite the passion and enthusiasm in Art teaching profession and equipping the art teachers with skills and information to make indelible influence on their students, in their local communities and the society at large.
The ART TEACHERS CONNECT summit helped to equip the Art teachers that participated in series of Art workshops, artistic engagements, and tours to Connect-Relate-Share-Create-Exhibit with aim of preserving and securing the future through Art. The theme was ART TEACHER OF INFLUENCE (Competence + Character + Connection = Influence). The registration was made FREE for all participants.
The ART TEACHERS CONNECT summit indeed exposed the Art teachers to a broad range of artistic expression, new concept and techniques, and information that may help in nurturing and unlocking the children's potentials.
ART SCOUT is committed to the support of Art Education for its benefits of social, economic, and environmental sustainability. The essence of packaging an ART conference for Art teachers who are major play maker in child’s education and talent development was to effect improvement in child’s education and talent development in Nigerian schools and the society at large.