• Scheduled days, times and venues for sessions identified may be subject to change.
• Successful applicants may be subject to a screening process if shortlisted.
• Field trips and site visits may be included.
Mentoring by the Masters is a programme that facilitates the transfer of knowledge from established and accomplished artists and cultural workers to up-and-coming peers in their respective fields. Launched in 2012, Mentoring by the Masters is hosting its 7th instalment for 2019 and persons can apply to ONE of the following workshops:
• 'Indian Dance in the Contemporary Caribbean' mentored by Dr. Satnarine Balkaransingh
• 'Contemporary Jewellery Design' mentored by Gillian Bishop
• 'Self Development through the Theatre Arts' mentored by Raymond Choo Kong
• 'The Art and Practice of Caribbean Classical Ballet' mentored by Nancy Herrera
• 'Life Writing: Your Story; Your Voice' mentored by Barbara Jenkins
TITLE - Indian Dance in the Contemporary CaribbeanMENTOR - Dr. Satnarine BalkaransinghThis workshop is designed to prepare participants to develop the art and practice of classical, folk and contemporary genres of Indian Dance and its accompanying music. It will also include theory and practical work for establishing folk theatrical presentations dealing with themes on our local festivals.Days and Times: Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 5:30pm - 7:00pm and Saturdays: 9:00am - 12:00pmVenue: The Teacher's Training College, Valsayn (to be confirmed)
TITLE - Contemporary Jewellery DesignMENTOR - Gillian BishopWorkshop sessions will explore a number of jewellery techniques and their applications leading to the creation of pieces of contemporary wearable art. Days and Times: Saturdays: 9:00am - 4:00pmVenue: The Signature Collection Studios, Woodbrook
TITLE - Self Development through the Theatre ArtsMENTOR - Raymond Choo KongRaymond Choo Kong believes that the attributes of a good actor are the same as the attributes of a good person. As a Mentor, he will work with participants to build communication skills, develop presence, concentration and dig into the role of integrity in our day to day realities by utilising the Theatre Arts.Days and Times: Mondays and Wednesdays: 6:00pm - 9:00pmMain Venue: Trinidad Theatre Workshop, Port-of-Spain (to be confirmed)
TITLE - The Art and Practice of Caribbean Classical BalletMENTOR - Nancy HerreraWorkshop sessions will facilitate the nurturing of dancers as Caribbean classical dance theatre artists in the present day. It explores traditional and contemporary principles of classical dance technique and vocabulary, partnering and performance and applies them in a contemporary Caribbean context. Days and Times: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:00pm - 7:00pm Venue: UTT, NAPA and / or Caribbean School of Dance
TITLE - Life Writing: Your Story; Your VoiceMENTOR - Barbara JenkinsWorkshop sessions will delve into the concept of life writing with a mixed group of participants. Activities and teaching will be a combination of guided writing, research and field trips. Participants will be encouraged to develop writing that honours a personal / family / community story that "needs to be recorded."Days and Times: Saturdays: 9:00am - 3:00pmVenue: Adult Education Centre, St. Ann's (to be confirmed)
• Persons must submit a completed application form before the deadline which is Monday 27th May, 2019 at 12:00PM (midday). Workshops are set to begin in the first week of June 2019.• Persons must be available to commit a maximum of sixty (60) contact hours from May to September 2019.• Parents / Guardians must complete the relevant section of the form on behalf of a minor.
NOTE: Where a portfolio of work, curriculum vitae (CV) or academic certificate is requested, please submit as an attached PDF file via email to: email@example.com
Persons interested in 'Indian Dance in the Contemporary Caribbean' must also:- Be 18 years and over but exceptions would be made to persons who are 16 years and over with some prior training and interest in performing and teaching- Submit a CV and portfolio of your work where available- Have an interest in teaching and performing with some experience in both or either disciplineNote: Persons will be required to wear comfortable loose fitting clothing (kurta pajama / salwar kameez or long top and / or soft stretching pants), as well as invest in dancing bells (ghungroos); 50 - 75 per feet (large size).
Persons interested in 'Contemporary Jewellery Design' must also fulfill ONE of the following criteria:- Have an apprenticeship of one year or more to an established jeweller or employment with a recognised jewellery-making company in Trinidad and Tobago or elsewhere- Have training in jewellery or a related art/craft/design subject of one year or more at an accredited educational establishment inclusive of secondary / vocational schools as exhibited through submission of the relevant academic certificate- Self-instruction as a jeweller for two years or more as exhibited through the submission a portfolio of workNote: Persons will be required to invest in a jeweller's kit including pliers, wire, geometry set, sketch pad and other items.
Persons interested in 'Self Development through the Theatre Arts' must also:- Be 16 years and over- Be interested in Theatre Arts- Experience in the Theatre Arts would be an assetNote: Persons will be required to engage in physical activity in sessions and wear comfortable clothing.
Persons interested in 'The Art and Practice of Caribbean Classical Ballet' must also:- Be 18 years and over- Have a good working knowledge of dance technique at a pre-professional level- Have prior dance training in Ballet classical techniqueNote: Female dancers must wear a black leotard, pink tights and pink split sole ballet shoes or tan tights and tan split sole ballet shoes. Male dancers must wear a dancer's belt, fitted top/vest (white), black tights and ballet split sole shoes (black).
Persons interested in 'Life Writing: Your Story; Your Voice' must also be:- 18 years and over- Willing to share in and participate actively in group settings- Able to commit to minimum forty-four (44) contact hours as per scheduled classes and activities and one twenty-minute Skype session with Mentor.