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The value of supervision

Community Art Counsellors are all required to attend clinical supervision. This practice offers a space for the counsellors to meet in groups as peers and to debrief, discuss and better understand our work. Supervision sessions at Lefika La Phodiso are currently overseen by a psychologist, art therapist and drama therapist. They takes place weekly at […]

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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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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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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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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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