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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 8 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 schools since. He also works directly with international schools to provide creative curriculum development advice and has run multiple 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 'clayton_art@live.com email to make an enquiry. 

Workshops @ Jack Clayton Art Gallery

Since opening the first floor printing studio at our gallery in January 2022 we have hosted smaller group workshops to all ages of students to promote the practice of traditional printmaking to a wider audience.

British International School, Thao Dien - Ocotber 2023

On Friday 13th October as part of their 'International day' to celebrate multiculturalism across HCMC we were invited to host a series of special workshops for 150 students from years 7, 8 and 13!

Our final piece was a 1.6m x 2.4m jigsaw canvas map of Saigon that celebrated culture through different painting styles from across the globe!

 The Saint Ange French International School District 2, July 2023

We hosted a whole morning art workshop class for grade 5 students to learn the art of relief printmaking. The session started with a printmaking demonstration and then each student created their own relief print and also tried out multi-layer reduction printing. 

Saigon South International School, January 2023

We had the pleasure of teaching a full day of creative workshops to the whole year group of 135 grade 4 students at Saigon South International School. We started the day with an artist talk that detailed my artist career and how I became a full time artist living in Vietnam. Then, we looked at traditional Dong Ho printmaking from north Vietnam and their processes and themes. We also talked about landforms in Vietnam and how these can influence culture. 

After the artist talk each class came in for a 90 minute workshop where they used traditional printmaking techniques to create their own contemporary prints inspired by modern day photographs from across HCMC.