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Workshop: Visual Thinking and Communicating

This workshop, by Vasintha Pather, will give you the visual language to better communicate your ideas. A picture paints a thousand words. The visualisation of ideas and concepts plays an important role in how we make meaning of and retain information, how we construct and communicate information, and in how we innovate. Cognitive science shows […]

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Clay

This ‘Making Marks’ one-day workshop took place on 3 June and was facilitated by well-known ceramicist Ashleigh Christellis and Kate Shand, a community art counsellor with years of experience working in clay. We spent a sunny warm Saturday in what was once Lefika’s ceramic studio moulded clay plates and decorated them. We pressed lace, we […]

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Art Cards

The ‘Making Art Cards’ workshop took place on 10 June and participants created four images each representing different emotions – and at the end each participant had a pack of 44 art cards. These cards can be used as a tool to expand and explore emotions when working with groups. The proceeds of the workshop […]

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Courage Child Protection

The ‘Courage Child Protection Programme’ training took place on 25 May with Dee Blackie as facilitator. This training was aimed at anyone working in communities, mental health services and specifically Community Art Counsellors who want to add tools and skills to empower and move communities to action. We have been using the Courage community mapping […]

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Nedbank Wellness workshop

Nedbank hosted a week for wellness education, highlighting physical health, community and social wellness, financial health and mental wellness. Lefika La Phodiso was invited to take up a stall to talk about mental health awareness and expose the corporate community to art counselling. The event was hosted at the Newtown Junction. Lefika La Phodiso facilitated […]

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WORKSHOP: Exploring Art Materials

The HeART of an Artwork with Kamal Naran and Rozanne Myburgh The art materials that we use to create an artwork is at the core of art making. Artist and art therapist Nona Orbach states that “the creator will always choose the best suited materials that reflect his innermost feelings and desires… When the artist […]

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