UPCOMING EVENTS TEENAGE DRAWING COMPETITION DATE- TBC Age group 13-16 years of age Entrants will be required to participate in either the Still Life or Figure Drawing category The registration fee is N1000 per participant and there are cash prizes to be won!!! PRIZES awarded in each category 1st-N15000 2nd- N10000 3rd- N5000 All participants must pre register at the Art Center by the 17th April by calling 07056 986 636 or 07016 040 557. Registration payment can be made on the day of the competition. We will provide pencils and paper on the day, however any other desired material e.g. charcoal, specialised paper, coloured pencils, must be provided by the participant or bought from the us. The contest will be judged by professional artists and a ceremony will be held at 4pm to announce the winners of the competition. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners will be selected in both categories. Spread the word, and lets encourage creative abilities in the younger generation!! 3 DAY PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP DATE: TBC (more info. coming soon…) AMATEUR MUSICIANS NIGHT DATE- TBC (more info coming soon….) ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————- PAST EVENTS NOVEMBER NOVEMBER 2014 “RECENT WORKS” An Exhibition of Paintings by Lilian Pilaku Opening: 5:00pm Tuesday 25th November 2014 Special Guest of Honour: Mr. Abdullahi Muku, Director General, National Gallery of Art Time / Duration: 9:00am – 6:00pm daily / 25th November – 1st December
Our Arts and Crafts programme for children is aimed at expanding the child’s creative and imaginative thinking, building upon its problem solving skills. As the future of any nation, the child’s ability to problem-solve in a widely creative manner is one of the surest guaranties of that nation’s development. Our classes develop that creative energy, channeling it to positive results, nudging the child’s mind to work in an expansive manner. Our projects cut across various activities: Drawing, Clay crafts, Educational crafts, Jewelry & Accessories, Clothing & Costumes, Painting, Recycle Arts, Cardboard and Paper crafts, Cooking classes, Animal crafts, Photography and Cartooning. For Individual Families We hold an Arts and Crafts session every 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. This includes a 2 and a half hour Arts and Crafts session, a free movie with popcorn and drinks provided. All our sessions include lunch or / and snacks. Our programmes for schools are 2-fold: Firstly, we offer special excursions. Schools may bring students to our facility and we hold a 3 hour arts and crafts session. This option puts all of our materials readily available. We encourage schools to limit class size to 20 students. We provide light refreshments. Our second programme is the in-school service. We come to the school and we will work with the children in their natural environment. This option can be scheduled in place of
Granted carpets have their unique look and feel… they are soft and comfy, bringing a warm look to a room. It’s important however to understand the demerits of carpet. Did you know that carpets are harbourers of allergens and trappers of toxins like pesticides that get tracked in from outside. Most synthetic carpets also contain VOCs. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) refer to organic chemical compounds which have significant vapor pressures and which can affect the environment and human health. VOCs are numerous, varied, and ubiquitous. Most scents or odours are of VOCs. Some are dangerous to human health or cause harm to the environment. Harmful VOCs are typically not acutely toxic, but instead have compounding long-term health effects. They can be man-made or natural. Some experts recommend that wall-to-wall carpeting should be ripped out in favour of hard flooring like hard wood, cork, tiles or even terrazzo. If you can’t afford to replace your carpeting, you can spray on a carpet sealer, one that does not contain dangerous chemicals to seal in off-gassing toxins that are a particular problem with newer carpets. Vacuum weekly with a high-performance cleaner to pick up allergens. Not to do away completely with the soft fluffy look of carpets however, you may want to consider area rugs, which if well matched to existing design, can be great at defining and sprucing up a space
Our still growing gallery offers a multi-genre range of artworks, from paintings to creative photographs and mixed media. Please contact us for further information or better still come in and see all we have in stock. Click here for images of a few pieces in our collection
Apart from the occasional cane chairs one sees being sold along busy roads, I am hard-pressed to remember what other common uses I’ve come across for Bamboo here in Nigeria. I’m not sure I’ve ever heard a carpenter offer to use bamboo to make a piece of furniture. And YET! Bamboo grows in every country in Africa other than the Sahara Desert. Our landscapes are rich with this amazingly versatile plant! Bamboo is botanically classified as a grass and may be the most sustainable, maintaining ecological balance, natural resource the world has. Hereare 5 reasons you should definitely think bamboo with your next building or remodeling project: 1- If you enjoy the look of hardwood flooring, but do not want to worry about the costly upkeep, bamboo flooring may be exactly what you are looking for. Bamboo flooring has recently started to become the new hardwood flooring. Manufacturers have developed a way to process this versatile material from the long hard stalks into a warm, rich flooring that has stability, durability and the feel of hardwood. 2 – One of the most efficient greener alternatives of concrete counter-tops is bamboo counter-top. Bamboo can serve as one of the best materials for counter-tops because of its durability and sustainability and it is renewable too. Various brands have come up with bamboo counter-tops sans formaldehyde adhesives hence making the counter-tops non-carcinogenic.