Wednesday, December 3, 2014
I will always support and get involved in projects and programmes that will give our children the platform to exhibit and improve on their innate talents, especially the arts. So, it was such a great honour to be invited in October by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation to be part of the member of jury for children Art competition for Primary and Secondary Schools in Lagos State. The art competition’s theme was “Voices from Slums” in celebration of the 2014 World Habitat Day.
The award ceremony-cum-exhibition was held on Thursday 30th October, 2014 at NCF Headquarters, Km 19, Epe-expressway, Lekki, Lagos in partnership with UNHABITAT FOR A BETTER URBAN FUTURE, and supported by MTN. It was a success.
I will like to express my appreciation to NCF for such privilege to serve at this capacity and for the award. Thank you and God bless!
Monday, October 20, 2014
I am still in the business of supporting Art from the grassroots, making effort to unearth the hidden talents in my community and advocating for visual aesthetic. I believe in the creative future of our children, and that’s why I teach Art.
On October 15th, I was at the 2014 NNPC/Chevron Joint Venture National Art Competition for Nigerian Secondary School students’ award ceremony in Lagos.
My Art protégé, Ayankola Olatomiwa Ridwan, a student of the Baptist Boys High School (Mission) is one of the 20 finalists selected from the 641 entries with the theme; Nigeria at 100 (Centenary Celebration).
I am so honoured to have presented a winner this year. I was at the 2010 edition of the Art contest final to commemorate the Nigeria’s 50th independence anniversary; and this year edition when Nigeria is celebrating centenary anniversary. This event is a “world cup” to be for all Art teachers.
I have been preserving the history of BBHS on www.baptistboyshighschool.blogspot.com and account of our participation has been updated. Please log on for details and more photos.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi (Art Director, ART SCOUT), Mrs. Ogunde (C.E.O. EDUMARK), Mrs. Ayoola Omovo and Mr. Solomon Adebayo Bello. ART SCOUT was at the 6th TOTAL SCHOOL SUPPORT SEMINAR/EXHIBITION (TOSSE), please read more at: www.artscoutafrica.blogspot.com
Art for me is a tool for social change and there are not words as powerful as a single drawing, painting, mural, craft, photography, graffiti or graphics. I hope all art teachers could realize this and offer this generation the best possible Art education and provide inspirations for the generations to come.
I participated in the two virtual Art exhibitions during the celebration of the 3rd UNESCO International Arts Education Week this year. One by my organisation, ART SCOUT on http://www.teachingvisualart.blogspot.com/2014/05/2014-unesco-international-arts.html
And the second on the INAEA site, here is a link: http://www.inaea.org/ArtEducationWeek2014/index.html
With the support from ART SCOUT I organized an Art exhibition in celebration of the International Arts Education Week at BBHS, Abeokuta. The title of the exhibition was THE MAN OF PEACE which features paintings, drawings, and wearable arts. I created series of art from a concept I 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 me, 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 exhibition was televised on the NTA News on Monday 2nd of June, 2014. Here is a You-tube link: http://youtu.be/Sqa2RZg7rzw
I was invited on OGTV’s New Dawn programme to represent the Nigerian Art teachers to create awareness for the celebration of the International Arts Education Week and to discuss the Importance of Art education in our society on Friday 23rd May, 2014 by 9am.
The recap of the UNESCO International Arts Education Week 2014 celebration in Nigeria is on the link below:
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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!
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Yesterday, April 16, I came across some old clips of my volunteer work with Volunteer Africa; it was a rap up Exhibition of children’s works from the two weeks Art programme as a form of healing and empowerment for the kids at the orphanage home in Nigeria. I will like to share the videos with my friends from all over the world, here are the links:
More so, you can watch a clip of my art class during the project, click on:
Watch more videos of my art classes live on my channel at:
Happy viewing! Thank you!!!
Watch the video of a portrait project with the children to celebrate the legend, Nelson Mandela on the links below:
You may also watch my other videos live on my channel at: