The TallMan Foundation seeks to offer a wide range of Arts programs. Through partnerships with a number of well known institutions we have been able to broaden the scope of our workshops and to give our students opportunities to interact with like minded young people in Dance, Drama, Music, Vocal Training, Videography and Photography.
The Foundation recently introduced a Performance Workshop and plans are in place to commence a workshop in Creative Writing.
TallMan seeks from these workshops to provide not only training in as many areas of the Arts as possible, but avenues for exhibiting of work, performing and pursuing careers in creative fields.
TallMan students receive training with the well known Marionettes Youth Chorale.
Practice takes place at All Saints Church on Queens Park West on Saturdays from 12 noon to 2p.m.
Participants in the vocals workshop become members of the Marionettes Youth Chorale, practicing with and participating in the semi annual shows put on by the Marionettes each year.
The Music Workshop
TallMan students attend classes at Holistic Music School, Cascade on Tuesdays from 5.30 to 6.30 p.m.
The Foundation is exploring avenues for additional partnerships where students can have the fullest exposure to musical instrucments. Instruments currently being taught are Piano, Guitar, Drums, Pan.
Participants in the music workshop attend weekly instruction classes on the instrument of their choice with the option to formally advance their musical skill by sitting the relevant music exams.
Videography workshops are held at:
The Parish Office
St Martin de Porres Church
Time: 4.30 – 6.00pm on Tuesday afternoons
These classes are conducted by an in house teacher (Mr. Michael Toney, a well respected local video producer.
This course is an introduction to the basics of video production.
Students will produce several individual projects in video, developing the skills of script writing, cinematography, editing, and sound recording.
Dance workshops are conducted at Cascade Studios (located corner of Foncette Rd and Cascade Main Rd) through Elle Incorporated (http://www.elleincorporated.com/), a dance company founded by LaShaun Prescott and offering classes in different styles of dance for all levels.
Students have the option to participate in any of the following classes:
Modern Dance: Tuesdays from 7.30 – 9.00pm (various teachers)
Dancehall: Wednesdays from 6.30 – 7.30pm (Pablo Phillips/Brithany Dookie)
Hip-Hop: Wednesdays from 7.30 – 8.30pm (Adrian Daniel)
Latin: Thursdays from 6.30 – 7.30pm
The Drama workshop is held in partnership with Lilliput Theatre company (located at 26 Petra Street Woodbrook).
Instructors of the program are Elisha Efua Bartels and Wendell Manwarren (3 Canal).
Students go to classes on Saturday’s from 3.00 to 4:30 p.m.
Students work towards a major performance in May at Queens Hall
Video Editing is run by a current TallMan student and a video editing professional Medgar Creed. This workshop takes place Tuesdays 5pm to 6pm.
The Photography Workshop is conducted by Mrs. Gillian Awai. It is held at the TallMan studio.
In the past, TallMan students have benefitted annually from intensive workshops with Trinidad-born, Canadian photographer, Vincent Joachim, from which they have produced outstanding work which has been exhibited at the professional art gallery, In2Art (http://www.in2artltd.com) where students’ photographs can still be viewed and purchased.
The newest addition to TallMan’s workshop offerings is the Performance Workshop where students learn the skills necessary for presenting themselves for professional performance.
This workshop takes place on Mondays from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. and is ably directed by Wendell Manwarren.
TallMan has been part of the 3Canal pre-show for the last three years beginning in 2010 with TallMan performing company presented pieces in 3Canal’s Carnival’s show ‘JAM-IT’, the annual TallMan fundraiser Wine and Lime, at the TallMan Foundation’s graduation and thanksgiving mass and at the annual Rotary fundraiser Normandie ‘Under The Trees’.
In 2012 the TallMan graduation became the TallMan Awards which now allows a new annual performance platform for student talent.