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 art education. Art education promotes and encourages creativity, fuels imagination, and provides opportunities for brain development, mastery self esteem. However, the Art teacher remains the key ingredient in nurturing creativity and harnessing talents. Apparently the art teachers are playing vital roles in our society because they influence the next generation of creative minds.
Consequent upon the above, we have created a virtual platform for ART TEACHERS to share their works in ART EDUCATION with a wider range of audience at www.artteachersclub.blogspot.com.
The objective of this web log is to create inspirations in art education and spotlight for the art teachers advancing the front line of art education in Nigeria. We believe that the art teachers have magnificent and inspiring stories to be told, and that story can ignite passion, create inspiration and motivate a fellow art teacher to make incredible exploit in the field of art.
www.artteachersclub.blogspot.com is not an association base platform; it is a one stop virtual portal exclusively to expand the virtual visibility of Nigerian Art teachers, share their passionate insights and incredible portfolio to offer inspirations for the new generation of artists, art educators and art lovers. It is for Art teachers who will like to showcase their talents and works in Art education, connect with other Art teachers and project the advantages of Art engagements. We are inviting the Art teachers to share their accomplishments, achievements and amazing feats they have had to improve art appreciation in their school community and the society at large. Your story can proffer inspiration to fellow art teacher and encourage Art appreciation in other academic communities and change our world.
The objectives of the virtual platform are stated below:
• To provide a constant flow of Art education content with credence to the Art teachers’ portfolio to increase the society understanding of Art, stimulate interest, and foster art appreciation in our communities.
• To create virtual profile of the excellent Art educators, their portfolio and achievements in Art education and this will be accessible to a global audience.
• To encourage, motivate and inspire the Nigerian Art teachers to be innovative and be empowered to discover and harness the God’s given talents of their students to the best level possible.
• To foster an authentic network of Art teachers.
• To advance Art education in Nigeria and create Art Education awareness.
The benefits of the virtual platform to the Art teachers are stated below:
• The Art teachers can adopt the platform as their personal web page when their profile has been uploaded on the web log e.g. www.artteachersclub.blogspot.com/Omovo-Ayoola
• It will generate virtual visibility for the participated art teachers.
• It is an avenue for the Art teachers to showcase and share their works in Art education with the global audience.
• Art teachers can use the virtual platform as a reference point.
• Art teachers can connect with the African child who will like to have a mentor to advance his potentials especially the kids that have no access to Art education.
The need for virtual documentation is that: when you document your resume online, it makes you accessible to the global; it connect you to people that may want to learn about your works in art education and can also offer inspiration to the future generation. Virtual documentation is global and not limited to a certain categories of audience. Criteria for participation are that you must be an art teacher teaching presently or have taught in the Nigerian schools, public or private and must have passion to advance Art education in Nigeria. Every week we shall be sharing the stories of different art teachers making positive impacts to develop the creative art field and to advance the teaching of Art in schools. All articles shared on this platform shall remain permanently accessible to the global e-community.
The Art teacher is to send his story in word document with images as attached files to: email@example.com As an Art teacher, we all have a collective role to educate, sensitive, and orientate the public of the significance benefit of Art education to the society.
TEACHING VISUAL ART will continue to collaborate with other organizations in enriching the resources available for Art teachers for self improvement, capacity building and career fulfillment. Please share this information with an Art teacher.
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. It is apparent that we as people seek peace in our nation; the Nigerian Art teachers are exhibiting their Art works on this page to campaign for peace in our land, Nigeria. Art as a catalyst and springboard for social change. The virtual Art exhibition is to celebrate the UNESCO International Arts Education Week with the theme, ART FOR PEACE. This exhibitions features paintings, textile, sculpture, and other means of visual expression. Below are the works with the Art teacher's name, School name, title of work, and the medium. Enjoy the view! ADEKUNGBE TAYO TOBI Dowen College Lekki, Lagos “Jayesinmi” (Let the earth live in peace) (Pannel) ADELEYE ADEBIYI Saje High School, Abeokuta “Back to the Market” (Painting) OLUSEGUN ADENIYI BBHS Mission, Oke-Saje, Abeokuta “Quest for Peace” (Mixed Media) AREGBESOLA AKINSOLA JESSEY Anglican Girls Grammar Sch, Ijebu-ode “Sound of Joy” (Mixed Media) GANDONU SEWANU PETER Adeniran Ogunsanya College Of Of Education, Ijanikin “Ode Ire” (Painting) GODWIN GARBA ADARA Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Ibara – Abeokuta “Disagreement” (Painting) IGBINEDION OSARUMWENSE Akugbe Pry School, Benin City “PEACE, Collective effort” (textile) OLUMIDE MORENIKEJI Nikky Africana Institute of Fashion & Textile “Waiting Patiently for PEACE” (Mixed media) NATHANIEL HODONU, Lagos State Model Junior College, Kankon ,Badagry. “From the Cradle” (Painting) OLADEJO AKANDE Oritamefa Baptist Model School, Total-Garden, Ibadan “Expectation” (Mixed Media) OLUSOJI SUNDAY Macjob Secondary School, Abeokuta “In search for our girls” (Painting) OMOVO AYOOLA OLUWASEUN French School, Victoria Island, Lagos “Peace our Pride, Not Violence” (Ink on Paper) OSUNTAYO FOLUSO Salawu Abiola Comp. High Sch, Abeokuta “Ancestral visit for Peace” (Painting) MICHAEL OLAREWAJU POPOOLA Cre8 & illustr8 Art Academy “Drumming for Peace” (Painting) SUNNY EFEMENA Oxbridge Tutorial College, Ikeja GRA, Lagos “Peace from War” (Water colour) VINCENT IGHO Greensprings School, lekki campus, awoyaya, “SOLITUDE” (Painting) ADENOLA JACOB ADEKANYE Olashore International Sch. Iloko Ijesa, Osun State “Eja lo ni ibu” (Mosaic) SOLOMON ADEBAYO BELLO Harrobs College, Alapere, Ketu, Lagos “Peaceful Odyssey” (Painting) JOACHIM DIALA Halifield Schools, Maryland, Lagos. “Life Formation” (Gouache on paper) UCHECHUKWU EZEEMO J. Gran Hermano Academy, Awka, Anambra State “KAKAKI” (Painting) IGBADIA TOLU Bridge House College, Ikoyi, Lagos “Dialogue for Peace” (Cloloured Pencil) OLAMIDE TANFEANI OLUGBAYI Lagos Ministry of Education (Edu District 5) Agboju “Drumming for Peace” (Mural) PAUL SEYI-GBANGBAYAU African Church Grammar School, Ita-Iyalode Abeokuta “OGBOJU-ODE” (Sculpture- Fibre glass, concrete, and metal) OLANIYI SUNDAY Plants and Pillars Schools, Osogbo, Osun State “Inherited peace” (Painting) GONDONU LAWRENCE BBHS Junior, Oke-saje, Abeokuta “Bring Back our Girls” (Teracotta) This exhibition is made possible by ART SCOUT with media Support from TELL Magazine.
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. Submission Details: Art teacher’s name: School name/location: Title of the work: File name: Media: Short description of the work: Additional Information 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!