Extra Art Projects
Since living in Ho Chi Minh City Jack has self initiated and ran woodcut workshops for adults across the city. Encouraging participation from both the expat and the local community. These workshops are a chance for creative individuals to share the experience of learning a new craft. All participants are encouraged to bring an idea to the table then draw, carve and print the block in the same afternoon. Using examples of his own work, previous student's examples and his own knowledge of the medium Jack guides them by giving them new techniques and methods to experiment with.
For the last 3 years he has also worked closely with Vietnam Australia International School (VAS) to create their summer school art program. His main responsibilities are designing all content, material stocks, recruiting and training teachers whilst teaching specialist workshops for students from as early as kindergarten up to upper secondary and generally overseeing the implementation of the program.
For his school programs he aims to bring unique, interesting and usually unseen before processes in a school environment such as various printmaking processes like frottage, relief, mono, 3D art and many more! All with an environmental underlying message.
Unfortunately due to school policies no photos of these projects can be displayed on this site.
Woodcut Printmaking Workshops for all ages
Over the last 6 or 7 years Jack has been organising workshops for adults and children across the country. He started on his rooftop in Dien Bien Phu street and has hosted them at many venues and also schools since. He also works directly with international schools to provide creative curriculum development advice and has run successful art summer camp courses with the Vietnam Australia International school across 5 campuses teaching nearly 3000 students.
If you would like to organise a workshop for your school or company we can tailor the theme to fit your needs and will provide all materials on the day. Please feel free to contact us via Saigon Print Shop at the top of the page to make an enquiry.
Workshops @ Saigon Print Shop
Since opening the first floor printing studio at the new 'Saigon Print Shop' venue in January 2022 we have hosted smaller group workshops to all ages of students to promote traditional printmaking practice to a wider audience. We offer beginner, introductory workshops where participants can learn the basics of relief printmaking to make their own print. We also offer advance level courses which take part over a series of 4 classes and teach the art of multi-layer reduction printing in color.
Australian International School (AIS), District 2, HCMC
In this project we worked with grades 4 + 5 to teach a basic introduction to relief printmaking. We looked at the indigenous art of Australia as well as Vietnamese tiles to inspire the students creatively and the school's teachers also introduced them to pop art at a similar time. After an introductory printing session with all 8 classes of 25 students we printed these awesome portraits of the students to go up as a permanent display at the school.
Minh Tran Event Space x Saigon Print Shop
The first of many collaborations between Minh Tran company and our gallery to host unique, artist experience workshops for adults and families to collaborate with their children and have a day out from the stress of city living. This unique venue is situated in Tan Binh district but once you enter the 12,000 square feet of enclosed wildlife + nature you would of thought you were in the countryside.
January 2022 - Secondary Woodcut Workshop at Lycée Français International Marguerite Duras
Right after schools in HCMC re-opened from a 6 month break due to the covid pandemic we were invited to teach a specialist printmaking workshop for grades 10 + 11. In this project the students drew, carved abd printed their own woodcuts whilst learning experimental printing processes designed to increase collaboration.
The American School - District 2 - HCMC - April 2021
We were very please to have been invited by the history teacher of this school to deliver an artist experience workshop to 60 high school students under the theme of 'global issues'. Relief print has long been used as an affordable method of reproduction to express political views and ideologies and also to spread awareness of certain issues to a wider audience. This made it a perfect for these students who created their own design togo alongside their essay project.
Woodcut Workshops at Hem Chill - D2, Thao Dien - May 2021