Studio 174 was founded by Rosemarie Chung in 2006 to serve educational and cultural needs of children and young adults in inner-city Kingston. As a professional artist and art educator with an international background, Ms. Chung has a strong calling to nurture and develop the creative talent evident in often unnoticed communities in Jamaica. The direction of Studio 174 is a broader view of building stepping stones for under educated and underexposed populations in high-risk areas of violence and extreme poverty. Art classes are held on Saturdays free of cost, and are a component of educational services that aim to be explorative, expressive and experimental, working with the genesis of concepts through the manifestations of ideas. Younger students are guided by older and more advanced students, which creates a locally based, inclusive and collaborative industry of the arts.
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