Mentoring By the Masters 2016
Please review our PROGRAMME DETAILS before completing this application.
Mentoring by the Masters is a programme that facilitates the transfer of knowledge from senior, accomplished artists and cultural workers, to up-and-coming artistes in their respective fields. The iniative was developed in recognition of 50 years of Independence in 2012 and this year we will host the 4th instalment of the programme.
In 2016, participants will be mentored in:
- Carnival Arts
- Copper Arts
- Festival Development
- Heritage Architecture Preservation
- Professional Development
Course descriptions for each area are provided below.
- Successful applicants will only be allowed to participate in one mentor group during our 2016 programme.
- There is no participation fee for the programme, however persons may be required to purchase materials, equipment and other items for the course.
- Scheduled days and times for sessions identified are subject to change.
- Persons must be available to commit a minimum of 80 hours to the programme from June to September 2016
- Parents/Guardians must complete the relevant section if the form is submitted on behalf of a minor
- Persons interested in Carnival Arts must have prior experience in design, visual art or architecture
- Persons interested in Heritage Architecture Preservation must:
- Own a laptop
- Be competent with Microsoft Word
- Own a camera or good camera phone
- Have minimum A level/CAPE qualifications
Preference will be given to students of a heritage/history tertiary level programme and construction professionals are welcome to apply.
- Persons interested in Professional Development should be:
- Practising as an artist/designer
- Setting up an artist/design studio
- Working in the creative industry
MENTOR- STEPHEN DEREK
Workshop sessions for this group will include the history of Carnival and design, use of materials and equipment, concept and design and pattern making.
- To impart knowledge on the history of Carnival, providing context on the festival and developing an appreciation for and understanding of the value of Carnival to the society and our economy.
- To expose participants to the tools and various materials used in costume making and craft.
- To develop an understanding of the design process through practical exercises.
- To engage participants in drawing and pattern making for the creation of costume elements
- To teach participants the basics of wire bending
- To guide participants during the process of creating costume designs
Workshop sessions are scheduled to be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4.30-7.30pm and Saturdays, 9.00am-12.00pm. Sessions will be held in Port of Spain, venue TBC.
MENTOR- GLENDON MORRIS
This is an introductory course to copper art and craft that covers many areas including: principals of manipulating copper; using man made tools, the art of reposḗe, antiquing and preserving copper.
- To give participants an understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of cooper art work.
- To provide participants with adequate opportunity to familiarise and understand the use of tools used in copper craft.
- To apply various techniques to manipulate copper.
- To execute proper techniques in decorative punching, lining, relief and reposḗe.
- To describe, understand and perform the processes of antiquing and preserving copper.
Workshop sessions are scheduled to be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 4.45– 8.00 pm and Saturdays 10.00 am – 4.15 pm. Sessions will be held in Port of Spain, venue TBC
This group will focus on Ramdilla (the local jahajee vernacular for Ramleela) integrating the development of life skills, life values, history, art, craft, protocol, literary and performance arts, physical stamina and others.
- To engage participants in the making of art and craft relevant to Ramleela
- To impart knowledge about the festival’s cultural context to participants
- To facilitate a heritage experience focused on the story of Shri Rama; the production will be developed by participants with the mentor’s guidance
Workshop sessions are scheduled to be held on Mondays Wednesdays & Fridays, 11.00am– 5.00 pm. Sessions will be held in Enterprise at the Hindu Prachar Kendra.
HERITAGE ARCHITECTURE PRESERVATION
MENTOR- RUDYLYNN DE FOUR-ROBERTS
This group will focus on architecture in the Caribbean and how our built heritage can be restored and should be maintained.
- To impart an understanding of Caribbean Architecture.
- To recognize the differences between restoration, rehabilitation, adaptive reuse and maintenance.
- To do a building survey project.
Workshop sessions are scheduled to be held on Saturdays from 9.00am. Sessions will be held in Port of Spain, venue TBC.
MENTOR- KENWYN CRICHLOW
Workshop sessions for this group focus on explorations of the context in which visual artistic practices (fine art, design, etc.) are symbolic and come to represent work of enduring quality and cultural relevance.
- To raise awareness of creative sources through workshops that explore the perspectives and insights of artists and designers, past and present
- To help participants deepen their own creativity in workshops that explore the perspectives and insights of artists, past and present
- To develop practices that demonstrate understanding of technical approaches, cultural history and aesthetic theory
- To examine the development of artist studios, workspaces and facilities for the production, promotion and archiving of artistic work
- To produce a professional portfolio exhibition of current work that demonstrates an understanding of technical methods and strategies for achieving aesthetic quality and appeal
- To participate in seminars and field trips that provide encouragement, advice and opportunity for development of sustainable practices in the artistic field of each participant
Workshop sessions are scheduled to be held in Port of Spain; venue, dates and times TBC.