Friday, January 6, 2012

Invitation to 2012 Harmattan Workshop


The 14th annual Harmattan Workshop, Agbarha-Otor 2012 beckons. We intend to feature Painting, Water Colour, Mixed Media, Textiles, Photography, Wood Carving, Stone Carving, Printmaking, Beads and Jewellery, Ceramics, and a few other courses if facilities become available. The workshop promises to surpass previous ones in terms of organisation, attendance and variety. Eminent academics, scholars and outstanding personalities will gave talks on various aspects of the visual arts during seminars that will feature throughout the workshop duration. There will be film shows on masters and their work and participants will have the opportunity to meet colleagues from within and outside the country. All participants will be provided with basic materials needed but we advise participants to come with their materials to augment what will be given them. Accommodation and feeding would be provided to all participants as well.

You are welcome to participate in this workshop, which has become the longest - running forum of informal education for visual artists of all background in Nigeria.  
The workshop which is of two sessions will commence on February 19 and ends March 3, 2012 for the first session and from March 4 – 17, 2012 for the second session. Institutional participation will attract N35, 000.00 per participant. This amount covers materials, accommodation and feeding. Other categories of participants are as follows: practising artists, N25, 000.00; students, N15, 000.00.

As usual, in August 2012, the Workshop will feature the August retreat for practising artists only. This also will last two weeks. Details would be provided in the course of the year.
We look forward to your participation in this year­’s workshop. 

We look forward to your participation.

Harmattan Workshop Director
Sam Ovraiti