Making Healing Dolls

Workshop: Making healing dolls

In this workshop we will use the tradition of doll-making to explore our inherent creativity and the potential for healing that this process holds.
with Kate Shand and Rozanne Myburgh

Saturday 17 June, 14:00-17:00
Lefika La Phodiso Main Studio, 2nd Floor, CMI Building, Corner Hillside and Empire Road.
R450/R350 Lefika La Phodiso students and alumni (Including all materials, tea and snacks)
Places are limited and payment secures your booking, please book by sending an email with your proof of payment to Rozanne at rozannemyburgh@gmail.com
It is open to all age groups, although children must be accompanied by an adult.

For thousands of years’ people have made dolls – dolls as playthings, dolls as talismans, dolls for rituals, dolls for protection, dolls as effigies. There is something magical about a doll and it is believed that dolls are infused with life by their creators. When we create a doll, a figurative image emerges from our imagination that we can engage and communicate with. It is an invitation to heal or to pay attention to some neglected part of ourselves. When we hold in our hands a doll that we have made, we are holding a part of ourselves, often a sacred part of ourselves. During this workshop we will make our own individual dolls from twigs joined together with twine, bodies formed with foam, fabric for clothes, and other found objects for headdresses and crowns. Your creations along the way will be as individual as you are. You can also bring a small precious object to include in your doll if you want.


About the facilitators

Kate Shand is a published author, artist and community arts counsellor. She has a Masters Degree in Heritage Studies from Wits University. Kate has three daughters and lives in Johannesburg.

Rozanne Myburgh is a qualified drama therapist, registered at the HPCSA. After completing her MA in Drama therapy with distinction at the University of Witwatersrand‘s Drama For Life, she spent a year at Ububele Educational & Psychotherapy Trust in Alexandra, Johannesburg. She is also a qualified Expressive Movement Facilitator. She loves working with groups and individuals and believes in the creative arts therapies as an important healing tool.

Payment details

Lefika Banking Details: Standard Bank
Account Name: Lefika la Phodiso: Art Therapy Centre
Branch code: 004205 (Jan Smuts Branch, JHB)
Account number: 422271896
Swift code: SBZAZAJJ

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