Visitors traveling to Jamaica can now experience this Caribbean paradise through unique workshops taught by local students at The TUITION FREE RAS ASTOR BLACK INTERACTIVE MUSIC & ARTS LEARNING INSTITUTE and earn a certificate in film and culinary arts while learning about local culture at the same time.
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Jamaica – the jewel of the Caribbean – has allured professional and amateur photographers for years and continues to be a favorite of film enthusiasts worldwide. Now, The RAS ASTOR BLACK INTERACTIVE MUSIC & ARTS LEARNING INSTITUTE situated at the Trelawny Stadium in historic Falmouth, offering an exciting new program for tourists called “Video and Vacation Photography Tours & Classes” for those who truly want to discover all the breathtaking natural beauty this tropical paradise has to offer. Photo enthusiasts of all levels are encouraged to enroll in one of the custom tailored class workshops designed to teach participants to become better photographers while also having the opportunity to travel around Jamaica and learn about local culture and culinary skills with local students.
Through the eyes of a camera lens, participants will discover all of Jamaica’s riches – from its lush green tropical forests, to its majestic mountains and waterfalls, to its world renowned beaches – and learn how to capture it all on film. What really makes this program unique is its being taught by local photography and film students at the art institute. This allows participants to experience local culture first hand while traveling through the island with students knowledgeable in both photography and local Jamaican culture. In addition to developing photography skills participants will also receive lessons in how to prepare Jamaican dishes.
The workshops – which vary in length from one day, three days, one or two weeks – will teach participants how to become better photographers and videographers while also providing them with a unique holiday experience. Upon completion of the workshop participants will earn a certificate in film/culinary arts from RAS ASTOR BLACK INTERACTIVE MUSIC & ARTS LEARNING INSTITUTE
Some highlights these workshops have to offer participants are Film in communities not visited by regular tourists. Eat Jamaican food from local farms. Learn to prepare food by families in local communities. Earn a certificate in film/culinary arts from The RAS ASTOR BLACK INTERACTIVE MUSIC & ARTS LEARNING INSTITUTE
The RAS ASTOR BLACK INTERACTIVE MUSIC & ARTS LEARNING INSTITUTE is centrally located at the Trelawny Stadium and soon a branch at the recently opened Port of Falmouth, home of the Royal Caribbean cruise-lines megaship Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. It is located 30 minutes from the Montego Bay International Airport.
The school was founded in 1994 by Ras Astor Black and is part of an exciting entertainment and sports complex, including a Reggae Walk of Fame and Museum currently under development. For more information on the workshops and enrollment for more information on the Arts Institute please contact Ras Astor Black as per contact info at the top of this press release.