On Saturday 19th of December, the CHILDREN ART CLUB went green with the kids getting engage with the issues of climate change through visual expression which will earn them the Green Champion certificate from the United State YALI programme. The CHILDREN ART CLUB is usually held every 3rd Saturday of the month with FREE admission for every interested child at the Cultural and Musical Heritage Centre, OLUMO ROCK, Ikija, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. 

The CHILDREN ART CLUB is an outlet for self-expression, to unlock talents, encourage aspirations, and nurture creativity. It is a creative platform for every talented child irrespective of their status and social background to help them harness, maximize and express unhindered their God's given potentials in a serene environment that inspire creativity. We made the membership of CHILDREN ART CLUB free to accommodate children from different backgrounds and to make sure that the issue of finance will not deny a child of this great opportunity to put his/her talent to use. 

The Art session was facilitated by Prince Olusegun Michael Adeniyi and ‘Dare Sobola. The guest artist for the December edition of the CHILDREN ART CLUB was Olanrewaju Tejuoso. Tejuoso just returned from an art residence programme in Indonesia where he created a recycled art museum which he named Black Market Museum. The children created a large format art piece as a group with a mixed media of Tempera and Gouache. 

The work is titled:  “Here and there”- A world in between our collective response to climate change.
Description of the Art work:
In the painting is a tree standing in between two moments in time. The first half (left) shows a world that has been badly affected by climate change and rendered inhabitable and an evidence of famine in the land. The second half (right) shows a flourishing world, a fertile agricultural land and habitable.
The art work is to raise the consciousness of the people of the world of the climate change risks and to let communities know that the rising sea levels, flooding, and drought from climate change will alter the land available for human habitat and development. The loss of predictable rainfall and fertile agricultural land will cause loss of agricultural production and eventually lead to famine.
We all need to act now and embrace “green” living to make the earth habitable for the generations to come.



“The greatest wastes are unused talents and untried ideas”

At TEACHING VISUAL ART, we are committing resources to break the cycle of wasted talents, and to nurturing talents, preserving generation of innovative thinkers by getting Art education into our communities.
Giving a child art education is like giving him/her a tool to succeed in life... For the children to succeed today and in the future, they will need to be inventive, resourceful and imaginative. And the best way to foster that creativity is through arts education.

So, today, the first day of September 2015, we are starting a campaign for our new art project, RURAL ART PROJECT. We are taking ART EDUCATION to villages, the most remote rural areas where “art education” might be a foreign language, but we are reaching each child through art as a therapy, empowerment and personal talent development in their habitats. 

 We are going to villages where there are no art teachers and no art facilities for the young ones to engage in artistic activities. We are taking a step towards building communities by taking art education to the rural areas; and we are absolutely sure that this project will ignite passion, inspire creativity, open doors for exploration and stimulate the artistic growth of many of the engaged kids. More so, this will definitely be a lifelong experience for many kids who may probably be participating in the arts for the very first time.  

Art opens a child to self discovery; therefore any artistic endeavour engaged with the children should be fully supported and encouraged.  In this voyage, we shall equally be involving the parents of these children by encouraging them to hang the paintings of their wards on the walls of their hut, mud houses and tents.
We shall be taking this adventure with teaching artists and will also be accompanied by professional photographers who will help capture the moments. The trip will commence in different batches between December 21st and 27th

You too can get involved by participating or donating towards this project, Send your donations to us:
First Bank

TEACHING VISUAL ART’s mission is to bring continued resources and support to the advancement of art theory and practice in Nigeria.

For further enquiry, contact: teachingvisualart@gmail.com, +2348030874474.

CHILDREN ART CLUB returns to OLUMO ROCK this month of September

CHILDREN ART CLUB returns to OLUMO ROCK this month of September.

CHILDREN ART CLUB is to provide an outlet for enriching creative art activities for the kids with aim of promoting art from the grassroots level and preserving generation of innovative thinkers and break the cycle of wasted talents. It holds every 3rd Saturday of the month by 9am @ the Cultural and Musical Heritage Centre, OLUMO ROCK, Ikija, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. It is FREE! It has been endorsed by InSEA (www.insea.org) and we plan to establish the CHILDREN ART CLUB in other states of the federation.

If you'd like to help a child realizes his/her creative side, then the CHILDREN ART CLUB is the project for you. For participation, partnership, and sponsorship contact +2348030874474, teachingvisualart@gmail.com

Save the date: September 19th, 2015.