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Online Open Studios

“The respect and encouragement that the staff gives the children makes us feel safe and loved.” 
– Lefika La Phodiso child
“Even though we are online it’s still an uplifting environment and we are all bonded by the fact that we are living through the same pandemic.” – Participant in an online workshop

Lefika La Phodiso is a home space for children. The term itself, in this context, is not without irony, as in some instances the children’s home spaces are not safe spaces. Pre-pandemic we had never considered utilising online communication. For a start, we are mindful that data and devices are not a given, furthermore the internet, unsupervised, is not a safe space. However, we had to overcome these misgivings and reach out in the only way we could; online. If one child benefited from this, then it was worthwhile. These video activities were created during lockdown and still provide a valuable resource for children, parents and people who work with children


Programme Videos

Online Open Studio 01 - Name Mandala's

Lefika is bringing it's open studio online! Our community art counsellors will take you through different art counselling processes. In this video you will create a name mandala.

Online Open Studio 02 - My creative brain

Lefika is bringing it's open studio online! Our community art counsellors will take you through different art counselling processes. In this video you will explore 'My creative brain'

Online Open Studio 03 - My Internal Weather Forecast

In our third Online Open Studio series we will uses the metaphor of weather to describe, define, and identify our feelings and internal experiences.

Online Open Studio 04 - Story Art

Lefika's Online Open Studio series continues! In this video we look at story telling and create our very own stories to share!

Online Open Studio 05 - A Postcard to Myself

In this session we are taken through an art activity in which we create our own postcards that we might want to send to ourselves, giving us the opportunity to feel and reflect on current and past thoughts and situations.

Online Open Studio 06 - Enhancing Self Esteem

In this session we will engage in an art making process that will allow us to dig deep and think about the unique qualities that we each have within us.

Online Open Studio 07 - Making a wish doll

In this session, we learn how to make a doll which will hold our wishes!

Online Open Studio 08 - Face Mask

https://youtu.be/gYklcoYopWs

Online Open Studio 09 - Gratitude Box

We will create and decorate our own Gratitude box as well as think about some things that we are grateful for, write them down and make an artwork to add to our Gratitude box.

Online Open Studio 10 - My heart-feelings

In this session we connect to our hearts and listen to what feelings are inside of it in order to create an artwork to represent all the feelings in our heart.

Online Open Studio 11: Things in and out of my control

In this session we use art-making to think about and engage with what is in our control and what is not.

Online Open Studio 12: Art and Music

In this studio session, we create abstract artworks while listening to 3 different types of music to see how what we hear influences what we feel and how it is expressed. Special thanks to Mary Oppenheimer & Daughter Foundation, RMB (Rand Merchant Bank) and BASA (Business & Arts South Africa) for supporting our Online Open Studio programme.

Online Open Studio 13 - What does anxiety look like?

In this session we talk a bit about anxiety and use art making to represent what anxiety looks like for us. Thank you to Mary Oppenheimer & Daughters Foundation, RMB (Rand Merchant Bank) and BASA (Business & Arts South Africa) for supporting our Online Open Studio programme.

Online Open Studio 14 - Mirror Me

In this session we use the metaphor of looking into a mirror and seeing what is being reflected back to explore things that get reflected back to us when we think about ourselves. Thank you to Mary Oppenheimer & Daughter Foundation, RMB (Rand Merchant Bank) and BASA (Business & Arts South Africa) for supporting our Online Open Studio programme.

Online Open studio 15 - Feelings Cards

In this session we identify and explore what we are feeling in order to cultivate a vocabulary of words that relate to our feelings and we create a feeling cards for those emotions. Thank you to Mary Oppenheimer & Daughter Foundation, RMB (Rand Merchant Bank) and BASA (Business & Arts South Africa) for supporting our Online Open Studio programme.

Online Open Studio 16 - Finding Gratitude

n this session we look at how we can use art making to explore gratitude. The activity reminds and encourages us to look within and find things to be grateful for despite circumstances that are beyond our control. Thank you to Mary Oppenheimer & Daughters Foundation, RMB (Rand Merchant Bank) and BASA (Business Arts South Africa) for supporting this initiative!

Online Open Studio 17 - African Art Treasures

In this session we draw on our collective African cultural heritage and we find strength in some of our continent’s art treasures by paying attention to them and drawing them. Thank you to Mary Oppenheimer & Daughters Foundation, RMB (Rand Merchant Bank) and BASA (Business Arts South Africa) for supporting this initiative.

Online Open Studio 18 - Being present in the moment

A programme video by Lefika La PhodisoIn this session we will explore how we can use the art-making process as a method to mindfulness. We can practice being present and in the moment through creating art and focusing our attention on the art that we are making.

Online Open Studio 19 - Mandala

In this session we look at mandala's, learn about what they are and use the art form of creating a mandala to explore self, family/friends and community.

Online Open Studio 20 - Salt Dough

In this session we learn how to make salt dough and use it as a way to express ourselves and explore our character and traits. Thank you to Mary Oppenheimer & Daughter Foundation, RMB (Rand Merchant Bank) and BASA (Business & Arts South Africa) for supporting our online open studio programme.

Online Open Studio 21 - Making Plastic Yarn

In this session, we learn how to recycle and up-cycle our plastic bags to create plastic yarn rolled together with your positive affirmations. Thank you to Mary Oppenheimer & Daughter Foundation, RMB (Rand Merchant Bank) and BASA (Business & Arts South Africa) for supporting our online open studio programme.

Online Open Studio 22 - Weaving with plastic yarn (square base)

In this session, we learn a weaving technique using our plastic yarn which we made in our previous video, on a square shaped base. Weaving is a great technique to learn and use to practice mindfulness and share stories.Thank you to Mary Oppenheimer & Daughters Foundation, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) and Business & Arts South Africa (BASA) for supporting this initiative.Please check out 'Online Open Studio 21' to learn how to make plastic yarn.

Online Open Studio 23 - Weaving with plastic yarn (circular base)

In this session we use the plastic yarn that we created to make a weaving using a circular base. Weaving can be a mindful art making activity that can be done by oneself or with others. Thank you to Mary Oppenheimer & Daughters Foundation, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) and Business & Arts South Africa (BASA) for supporting this initiative. Check out 'Online Open Studio 21' to learn how to make plastic yarn.

Online Open Studio 24 - Experiencing time differently

A programme video by Lefika La PhodiIn this session we explore how we can experience time differently. Time helps us to track, measure, take stock, reverse, reflect and review our lives and our individual selves. We look at what 24 hours in a day could offer us when we take one day at a time, one hour at a time. so

Online Open Studio 24 - Paper twirl

In this session we take inspiration from motivational saying and quotes and create a paper twirl to hang in the wind. Thank you to Mary Oppenheimer & Daughters Foundation, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) and Business & Arts South Africa (BASA) for supporting this initiative.

Online Open Studio 25 - Cherry blossom tree

In this session we learn how to make a cherry blossom card to invite over family/friends to celebrate a time of renewal. Thank you to Mary Oppenheimer & Daughter Foundation, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) and Business & Arts South Africa (BASA) for supporting this initiative.

Online Open Studio 26 - Games with Recyclable Materials

In this video, we highlight some of the children's games that Community Art Counsellor, Gugu Manana created using recyclable materials! Thank you to Mary Oppenheimer & Daughters Foundation, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) and Business & Arts South Africa (BASA) for supporting this initiative.

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