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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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Reconnecting with Humanity

Hanna Leipold, an art therapy master’s student from the University of Hertforshire, visited Lefika La Phodiso for six weeks to experience the work that we do with children from Johannesburg’s inner city. She spoke to Rozanne Myburgh, training coordinator, about her experiences and learnings.

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Open Studio term 2

Term 2 Open Studio -JUNIOR GROUP Mondays: “Rainbow Nation”       We interpreted the phrase “Rainbow Nation” to mean that there are many people with different cultures and traditions living in South Africa who have origins outside of our country. We wanted to celebrate the richness of these cultures in the face of xenophobia for […]

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