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This master class features an opportunity for children with disabilities from selected schools and their art teachers to be taught by trained artists on how to express themselves though art. The school art teachers will learn techniques they can apply to assist these children attain better dexterity and concentration.

The facilitators for this segment are:

  • Olayinka Sangotoye : The Gallery Manager ,Curator and Art educator of Lagos Photo
  • Christina Browne: Consultant Psychiatrist/Adult Autism Specialist
  • Pastor Cornelius Browne: An artist, Education specialist and Autism mentor and coach. 

The all-day class (Thursday 25th June 2015) will hold at the Civic Centre waterfront alongside the other Master Classes (health, media, education and human resource)

Artist/Art Facilitator

Olayinka Stephen Sangotoye

Olayinka is both an Artist and an enthusiastic Art educator with reputable track records. He expresses his feelings through paintings, sculpture, ceramics, new media, graphic design and photography. One of his outstanding awards in the art scene is the National Art Competition which he won twice within a year interval (2009 and 2011). Also an award winner of the Life in my City national art award and has participated many times in the big LagosPhoto festival and other notable exhibitions and reputable art auctions. He is currently the Gallery Manager for African Artists’ Foundation. He has exhibited both home and abroad.
“As I grow in art I develop a strong passion for impacting artistic knowledge to the young ones. I love being around them and see them making the best use of their precious time (creating amazing art pieces) and this has really been working well for me as I held the big Youth Empowerment Through Contemporary Art; a program with the mission to teach modern art to all public schools in Nigeria
I see ability in disability. I just want them to be able to lend their voice in the society. I see art as a therapy for the disabled and I appreciate the great effort of IABC Nigeria for creating an attention about this.”

The Browne’s

A husband and wife team:
Founders of the Mind Café and Proprietors of Autismcan Ltd

Dr. Christina Browne is a Consultant Psychiatrist/Adult Autism Specialist.

Mr Cornelius Browne is an Education specialist and Autism mentor and coach with a bachelor’s degree in fine art.

They are both specialized in the screening, diagnosis and lifelong support for adults with High Functioning Autism. .

They use art as an effective distraction technique and Mind management tool through their “Art for the Soul” teaching techniques.