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January 2, 2020

The December School Holidays

In December this year, in Stanford, we facilitated workshops every day over the first three weeks in December; a total of 15 workshops and in Masakhane, 10 workshops were run every day over the first two weeks of December.

A total number of 5...

When you were a child, you knew yourself to be cocreator of the universe. But little by little you forgot who you were. When you were a child, everything was about color. Now you pick black as your automatic font color, because that is the coin of the realm. When you w...

November 23, 2019

The table is set. On it white pieces of cardboard, tins filled with paint, brushes, water, cloth, glue….

I hear the sound of voices and running feet coming towards me and the face of a teenage boy peaks into the room followed by his friends entering the space, giggling,...

November 10, 2019

Thank you to Hopeland academy in Stanford  for this years creative after school collaboration. We offered a variety of creative activities at Hopeland and the children created some beautiful clay bowls, elephant paper plate masks, birds, clay beads and necklaces. Hopel...

October 27, 2019

A college professor had his sociology class go into the Baltimore slums to get case histories of 200 young boys. They were asked to write an evaluation of each boy's future. In every case the students wrote, "He hasn't got a chance." Twenty-five years later another soc...

October 6, 2019

We continue our collaboration and shared vision with the flower valley ECD - team  and have offered workshops on sensory stimulation, development of children's

drawing and observation skills for teachers and home visitors at Good Hope ECD center in Masakhane. We talked...

October 6, 2019

The classrooms were buzzing. There was tapping of feet, clapping of hands, the sound of drums and the melody of a flute in the air, mixed with the children’s laughter. A small group of children in the shade of a tree practicing their dance moves.

Happy faces at the Crea...

September 30, 2019

It was all about color this week.

The children worked on big sheets of paper, with food and watercolor as well as oil pastels.

New nuances where mixed right onto the paper and the colors came to live.

The process was exciting and aimed at giving space for freedom of expre...

September 16, 2019

Creative Works facilitated art at Die Bron Primary School in Stanford from the 15 th April to the31 st  July this year, working towards entries for the Western Cape Department of Education’s annual “Children’s Art Celebration” competition.
This annual art celebration...

September 1, 2019

Over the past term the children have done some wonderful art and craft in the open workshops. We are using lots of recyclable material to stimulate the creativity of the kids who are attending the creative workshops.

Art and craft activities have many benefits on a phys...

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