Friday, December 28, 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.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


STRUCTURE/DATE The ART TEACHERS CONNECT conference will be tailored towards an exhibition. It is an exchange exercise for the art instructors where they were made to interact and create bodies of works to address different issues in the society, especially issues that affect the children i.e Child abuse, Child trafficking, Child labour, Hiv/Aids etc It will be a sharing of ideas and exploring myriad of media and special projects for the first four days. The last day will features an exhibition of works executed during the period of the art retreat. The ART TEACHERS CONNECT conference will holds Wednesday 19th to Sunday 23rd December, 2012. REGISTRATION IS FREE FOR ALL ART TEACHERS (It includes accommodation, art supplies, tours)
FEATURES • Studio Sessions (exploring myriad of media) • Workshops • Drawing sessions • Virtual visibility (Introduction to web log; blogging) • Art @ the Orphanage (A practical platform for the art instructors to use art to effect social change, art as a springboard for therapy and empowerment with the children at the orphanage homes and other less privileged kids at the rural communities) • Seascape drawing/painting (An artistic engagement at the beach) • Cinema Show
FRIDA: The biopic of the amazingly talented and crazy Mexican female artist, Frida Khalo whose love story with Diego Riviera is the stuff of legend.
LIKE STARS ON EARTH: A Bollyhood movie which is by far the most sensitive and educational portrayal of childhood dyslexia. Eight-year-old Ishaan's world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Adults are more interested in things like homework and marks. And Ishaan just can't seem to get anything right in class. When he gets into more trouble than his parents can handle, he is packed off to boarding school to "be disciplined." New art teacher, Nikumbh, infects the students with joy and optimism and breaks all the rules of how things are done by asking them to think, dream and imagine. All the children respond with enthusiasm except Ishaan. Nikumbh soon realizes that something is wrong and sets out to discover why. With time, patience and care, he ultimately helps Ishaan find himself. • Mural Art to effect social change (A Mural can be a relatively effective tool of social emancipation. Often, the visual effects are an enticement to attract public attention to social issues. Mural can have a dramatic impact whether consciously or subconsciously on the attitudes of the passers by. They as well add aesthetic improvement to the daily lives of residents) • Sight-seeing • Adire re-branding (A new definition of and innovation of the traditional textile design, the art of tie and dye) • Interactive sessions • Red carpet/award night (award of the MOST FASCINATING ART TEACHER). A special night to celebrate the extraordinary Art teachers making incredible impacts in their local communities for the advancement of Art in Nigeria. The most fascinating stories will be shared on our virtual platform, • Exhibition
MODE OF REGISTRATION There is no form to fill, no fee to pay. Just send a letter of notification (written by the art teacher) intimating his/her intention to attend (with NAME, MOBILE NUMBER, E-MAIL ADDY, SCHOOL ADDRESS) on or before 12th of December, 2012 to: Once we receive the mail we will get him/her signed up for the ART TEACHERS CONNECT 2012. To be considered for the MOST FASCINATING ART TEACHER award, your art teacher will be required to forward an article describing his “ART CLASS EXPERIENCE” (550 words maximum and 20 attached images maximum) to: Participation is subjected to availability of slot. TERMS & CONDITIONS APPLIED! Photos and report of the last ART TEACHERS RETREAT are on the links below; please visit: To support, partnership consideration or advert placement on the event catalog, forward your interest to: OR call +234 803 087 4474. REGISTRATION IS FREE FOR ALL ART TEACHERS

Sunday, September 2, 2012


ART SCOUT is committed to the cause of inspiring and championing the next generation of artists, creative individuals and art lovers. We cannot do this alone without involving the art teachers, which are major play maker in child’s education and talent development. Reason why ART SCOUT partner with ART & SOULS STUDIO in collaboration with OLUMO ROCK TOURIST COMPLEX to package an art retreat for the art teachers in Ogun State. It was convergence of Art teachers in Ogun State to RELATE – CONNECT – SHARE – CREATE - & - EXHIBIT… It was a great EXPERIENCE. It was held between August 27 through 31, 2012 at Olumo Rock Tourism Complex, Abeokuta, Ogun State. We will like to extend our gratitude to our partners and the participants for the success of the 2012 ART TEACHERS RETREAT. Get comprehensive account of the event on the link below:

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


ART SCOUT recently held an ART TRAINING at the PSCM YOUTH CAMP on Thursday 9th August 2012. ART SCOUT brought to the 2012 PSCM YOUTH CAMP an artistic engagement based on the concept of GREEN ART which was aimed towards eco-consciousness and empowerment. It engaged the youth in artistic activities to reduce, reuse, and recycle used garments and clothing through the process of dyeing with embellishment of hand printed African design and art. It speaks of a NEW WINE from an OLD BOTTLE! …A recycled garment adorning a new looks as an Eco-friendly wearable Art. The essence was to use ART as a springboard for social change; the youth were equipped with artistic skills as a means of empowerment. See more images on the link below:

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Embassy of Spain, Abuja Holds an Art Competition/Exhibition

Competition on Nigerian Visual Arts “Sharing a common heritage”
Rules and Regulations 1. The competition is organized in Abuja by the Embassy of Spain to Nigeria, with the sponsorship of several Spanish companies present in Nigeria and with the collaboration of the Transcorp-Hilton hotel. 2. In the framework of the 7th Spanish Cultural Week, the 2012 edition of the Visual Art Competition is aimed at promoting Nigerian young artists and spreading the knowledge of Spanish Heritage under the title “Sharing a common heritage” Considering the Embassy of Spain has based its cultural programme for 2012 on its World Heritage Sites, the participants will chose any element of the Spanish Heritage among the list in annex 1 of these rules, and will reinterpret it freely through a Nigerian-African prism. The selection of the winner will be based in the aesthetic quality and the originality of the interpretation, not in the similarity of the work to the element chosen as reference. Both a copy of the Spanish cultural reference and the free interpretation done by young Nigerian artists will be exposed during the 7th Spanish Cultural Week at Transcorp-Hilton Hotel in Abuja. 3. The participating artists must be under 35 years old. 4. Any technique or media are allowed. 5. All the artists wishing to participate must send a scanned picture of the work they wish to present for the competition to and before September 9th. No e-mails will be accepted after this deadline. All entries must be accompanied by a scanned copy of one of the following documents: ID card, passport, driving license. A selection of the artists participating at the final competition will be made, at the selection’s panel sole discretion. Artists selected to participate will be informed by the organizers before September 16th. The artists selected to participate to the final will present their works to be exhibited at the Transcorp-Hilton, Abuja. The works must be forwarded to one of the offices of the NGA from the annex 2 between the 19th and the 23rd of September. Every artist selected to participate will receive by e-mail an excel document to be completed and returned before September 23rd. 6. The selection panel will be constituted by members of the Embassy of Spain in Abuja and by Nigerian representatives of the Arts. 7. The winner and the consolation prizes will be informed previously and awarded at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja. 8. First prize will be a four days full paid trip to Madrid to visit ARCO (13-17 February 2013), one of the most important exhibitions on contemporary art all over the world. 9. The consolation prizes will be two painting material batches. 10. The first prize work will remain the property of the Embassy of Spain and can be exhibited anywhere, anytime, in order to make know the talent and creativity of Nigerian painters. 11. The non-awarded works will be returned to the artists through the NGA. 12. By the fact of submitting the artworks for display artists warrant that they are sole owners of copyright in their work, and that no other person has any rights in them. Artists will be held responsible vis-à-vis the organizers for any harm, damage or loss arising out of a claim by a third party for breach of copyright. 13. The Embassy of Spain will not be responsible for any damage or loss of the paintings sent to Abuja.

Monday, July 2, 2012

VANGUARD Newspaper celebrates the day of the AFRICAN CHILD

VANGUARD Newspaper celebrates the day of the AFRICAN CHILD ….the event was held at the Muson Centre, Lagos, with quite number of seasoned speaker in attendance addressing the issue of child abuse and equipping the kids on their rights. At the close of the event each child were inducted as Anti Child Abuse Ambassador. SEE more images, click on the link below:
Aunty Funmi Ajumobi of VANGUARD Newspaper decorating Olusegun Adeniyi as "Anti Child Abuse Ambassador"
Olusegun Adeniyi having a tete-a-tete with the wife of the deputy governor of Ogun state, Funmi Adesegun

Saturday, June 16, 2012


The NNPC / Chevron Joint Venture in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Education Invites Entries from Students in JSS1 - SSS3 Classes in Nigerian Secondary Schools. RULES & REGULATIONS 1. Format: Painting 2. Meduim: Poster, Water Colour, Oil Colour or Acrylic 3. Size: Not Exceeding 60cm x 45cm 4. Colour: Free. Please provide the following information at the back of each work: a. Full Name b. Age c. Class d. School e. Title of work f. School Stamp and Principals Signature g. Phone number of student, art teacher and parents. ENTRIES TO BE ADDRESSED TO: 1. ABUJA Policy Government & Public Affairs, Chevron Nigeria Ltd. 17 Hon Justice Mohammed Bello Street, Asokoro Abuja. OR Mrs. M.O Onyegbu. Federal Ministry of Education. Federal Secretarait Phase III RM 812(8th Floor) Abuja 2. LAGOS Policy Government & Public Affairs, Chevron Nigeria Ltd. 2, Chevron Drive, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lekki Peninsula, Lagos. 3. PORT HARCOURT Policy Government & Public Affairs, Chevron Nigeria Ltd. Plot 99, Trans Amadi Industrial Layout P.M.B 5337, Portharcourt Rivers State. 4. WARRI Policy Government & Public Affairs, Chevron Nigeria Ltd. Km 4, Warri New Port E' way, P.M.B 1244, Warri, Delta State. THISDAY NEWSPAPER 15TH MAY PAGE 36A CLOSING DATE IS NOW 29TH OF JULY 2012


Meet the artists at the ART SCOUT’s art training which was held in Ashabaala village with the pupils of STAR FOUNDATION MISSION SCHOOL to commemorate the 2012 AFRICAN CHILD DAY. The seven (7) volunteers that graced the event were Olusegun Adeniyi, Olumide Morenikeji, Olanrewaju Tejuosho, Olusoji Sunday, Bukola Lawal, Offiong Daniel, and Adeoye da-Costa. Remembering the brave South African youth, who rose up on June 16, 1976, and helped change their nation and the world. This year, we stood for FREE ART EDUCATION with ART SCOUT on AFRICAN CHILD DAY… For all of us in the ART SCOUT team, Art is more of a bigger calling, ART for SOCIAL CHANGE. We are so passionate about art and affecting the world positively with our artistic prowess and dexterity. That was what brought us together, that was the bonding. We take FREE ART EDUCATION to the less privilege kids in the villages and other remote areas in the country but this was a unique experience. The African Child Day presented us another chance to touch the lives of the kids at the rural areas. The project was to complement what the management of STAR FOUNDATION MISSION SCHOOL has been doing for some years with the poor kids of Ashabaala village and environs, FREE EDUCATION! We had a wonderful moment with the kids, exchanging art as a gift of HOPE with the kids, and we hope they grow up to impact a change in their world… we are AMBASSADORS of HOPE using ART as a tool. View more images on the link below: OR

Friday, May 4, 2012


Children have an irrepressible creative urge. They embrace new themes and media without hesitation. Children are naturally born curious, imaginative and creative, but these qualities cannot grow unless they are nurtured. Art opens a child to self discovery, and any artistic endeavour engaged with the children should be fully supported and encouraged. ART SCOUT is an Art Initiative outfit. ART SCOUT engages in series of Art Project with the sole aim of nurturing the intrinsic talents of young ones through an ART EDUCATION platform as form of therapy and empowerment. ART SCOUT creates series of platforms to discover, nurture and harness the talents of both the children and the youths. Its projects are run by professional artists and volunteers. The firm is registered with CRBN Number 138906 under the Companies and Allied Matters Act. We create platform for young ones to harness their skills and creative ability, which is tend towards personal self empowerment. Our Art platforms are to inspire creativity, fuel imagination, and help produce dynamic, talented individuals our economy needs. Our artists have been involved in series of children and youth art engagement, our portfolio includes SOV Ladies Camp Workshop, TAAKRA Vocational Training... We will like to welcome participation, collaboration and partnership from individual (artists), or organizations that will be willing to be part of live changing project of ART EDUCATION as a therapy and empowerment for the African kids especially the less privileged kids. We may plan a project around you at an orphanage, public schools in rural areas or local churches. You may forward your interest to:


…Imagine a recycled collage ball with signature of a young African kid adorning your corporate office or the reception of headquarter of the world football governing body, FIFA? This is a project for change, the power of football outside the pitch, a great opportunity to impact positively the lives of the kids from impoverished areas, kids that have little or no access to art education and quality recreational activities. Not every child will get the chance to kick the round leather ball but give them the chance to create one. The process of creating the RECYCLED COLLAGE BALLS is tending to be a springboard for socio-economic change. Let’s embrace it! “It is this passion for football that enables it to have a broader impact on the lives of millions around the world, particularly children. Football and the FIFA World Cup can promote improved health and education for the world’s children, prevention of HIV/Aids and, yes, a child’s right to recreation.” Kofi Annan • Former UN Secretary-General We will like to seek for support from organizations, corporate bodies, and individuals to provide art education for the less privileged kids. We will be visiting the rural areas to give the chance to participate in a history making project with the less privileged kids. We will be creating the balls from papers and recycled materials (product used posters). It will strictly be made from paper and larger than the usual round leather ball. The intent for this project is to build environmental art projects with the less privileged kids to increase eco-awareness, nurture creativity, strengthen community engagement and participatory in global sport. Your sponsorship will mean supporting African children involvement in global sport and using football to promote social development. Olusegun Michael, Adeniyi +234 802 406 9722, +234 803 087 4474 See samples of the project on this link:

Thursday, April 19, 2012


ART SCOUT is at the three weeks vacation creative art classes for the children from the Abeokuta metropolis. A project by Gateway Arts Society supported by ART SCOUT, tagged PLAY and PAINT was created to engage the little kids in creative arts. Olusegun Adeniyi and Adeoye daCosta of ART SCOUT were there to turn the play time of these young ones into creative engagement filled with fun and artistic rendering. No other activity could beat the true joy, fun and creativity this platform offered these kids. It was exhilarating; see more images on the link below: