Summer Workshop

In addition to the After School and Saturday activities, there is the Summer Arts Workshop Programme, which started in the early 1970’s, and is held annually in the month of July. This Programme’s focus is strictly on the development of the Arts and invites participation from students ages 6 – 17, in the areas of Art & Craft, Puppetry, Dance, Drumming, Music, Papermaking, Speech & Drama, and Jewellery Making. As an important aspect of our Programme, presentations are invited from the different Divisions of the Institute of Jamaica, sometimes complemented by tours of exhibitions; along with informative and educational presentations from various positive and influential individuals and organizations within the Jamaican Society.

Not only do we focus on the Visual and Performing Arts, children are also exposed to the Culinary Arts. The aim is to develop in them an appreciation for local cuisine, which is healthy and attractively displayed, and encouraging self-sufficiency.

The Summer Workshops often include a field trip to areas of educational and recreational interest for the children. The culmination of the Programme features a showcase (the Summer Extravaganza) of the works created and performed by the students during the weeks of the Workshop.


–    6-17 year olds

–    July

–    Mondays- Fridays, 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

–    Visual and Performing Arts activities—eg. Art & Craft, Puppetry, Dance, Drumming, Music, Papermaking, Speech & Drama, Jewelry Making

  Enrichment Activities—Computer Skills/ Animation (teens only), Personal Development & Guidance Counselling, Sign Language

–    Special Features

Kitchen Fixin’, Tours and Presentations, Summer Extravaganza

Please note: Activities may differ from Centre to Centre. Please click here for the contact details of the Centre of your choice.