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Sunday, December 16, 2018

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In what is being hailed as the first professional drawing programme to be approved by the National Council on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NCTVET), seventeen teachers of visual arts from various educational institutions were last week presented with certificates of achievement after successfully completing two programmes at Studio Mortimer. The courses — one lasting 10 weeks and the other spread over six months — were designed and implemented by artist and teacher Mortimer McPherson, in partnership with Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), which provided grants for some of the participants. Here, widow of famed master painter Barrington Watson, Doreen makes a presentation to Dr Peta-Ann Baker, senior lecturer in the the Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work at The University of the West Indies. Baker, like several of the other educators, are regular entrants in the JCDC visual arts competitions.

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