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Colour your life with Visual Arts vacation courses at The UWI

For Release Upon Receipt - June 10, 2014

St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago – The Visual Arts Unit of the Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA) at The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, presents a wide variety of exciting and stimulating courses from June-August 2014, open to all who may wish to participate.

Seven intriguing courses are being offered:

  1. An introduction to Value, Lighting and Colour in Acrylic Painting

  2. The Art of Mehendi

  3. Fundamentals of Encaustic Painting - the Art of Painting with Wax

  4. Contemporary Screen Printing Inspired by Pop Art and Andy Warhol

  5. The Art of Comic Book Illustration

  6. The Photo-Story Project

  7. Building Forms: Experimental Ceramic Sculpture.

Registration deadline is Wednesday July 2, 2014, and fees vary by course, with reduced prices available to UWI students.

For course duration and costs, please visit the UWI homepage,

To register, please contact the Visual Arts Unit at 663-2141 or 645-0873, or



About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with over 50,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation.