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This is what happened in Open studio’s term 3

Friday Junior Art Group Term continued with the notion of celebrating all cultures in South Africa, whether they originated within or without our borders. The 11 official languages were used as a guide but also including the San and Khoi cultures. The word “feast” implies that all the people of South Africa have something positive […]

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What is Uhambo?

In 2017 Lefika la Phodiso Community Art Counsellor and Training Institute asked community art counsellor and author, Kate Shand, to develop an approach to literacy for the children who were identified as most in need of literacy support. Most of the children who attend Lefika’s open studio and holiday programme attend schools where they don’t […]

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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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Standard Bank executives make art

Lefika La Phodiso staff were invited by Dee Blackie to support a creative surprise for her husband’s Standard Bank Investment Banking Executive Committee thank you dinner. When the guests arrived they were rather taken aback to discover easels and paints set out in the garden and when they were invited to paint something/anything on the […]

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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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Lefika goes international

In an attempt to broaden the influence of Lefika La Phodiso, the organisation sent two of its local Community Art Counsellors, Humbu Nsenga and Alisa Ray, to Sri lanka, a country devastated by a 26-year civil war that ended in 2009. Sri lanka also experienced major destruction in the 2004 Tsunami.

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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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