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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,...

September 3, 2018

Over the past few weeks we have collaborated with Die Bron Primary school in Stanford, local artists and the Grootbos foundation in facilitating art sessions for the learners at die Bron. The project started with the schools desire to participate at the regional visual...

August 24, 2018

A round ball of Earth - Clay work in the Early Learning Environment

Once upon a time there was a tiny round ball made from Earth. The ball grew and grew until it could fit into the palm of our hands.

That is how we start our clay session - with a story. The children asse...

August 2, 2018

This week our early learners practiced their hand skills by crumbling tissue paper into little balls and creating a picture scene with it. This craft activity enhances dexterity and the use of the tripod fingers in preparation for writing activities.

Thumb, index and mi...

July 3, 2018

The holidays are a time when we like to offer some special activities for the children who join our creative sessions. During the July holidays our facilitators Tuliswa and Rachel from Stanford planned, prepared and offered some fun activities in the community hall.

The...

June 25, 2018

Over the past term we used a body tracing activity with the grade R learners who are in our program. The process leads the children from tracing each other's body outlines to identifying and naming body parts. The activity consists of talking about the functions of our...

June 18, 2018

The theme of last week’s session was, Go crazy with colours. The children who attend our open sessions have requested to paint and we answered their call. The session was all about colour and playing with it.

There are different age groups at the open sessions and in th...

June 8, 2018

This week we planted herbs and vegetables at Die Bron Primary to support the feeding scheme that the school is providing for the children. Die Bron kitchen staff have started the vegetable boxes around the kitchen area and we are supporting them in their efforts to pro...

May 26, 2018

This week our Creative Works extra-mural program collaborated with the African Horse Company. We took a small group of children on a horse outing where the guide, Randal, introduced us to the horses and explained the rules when being around horses.

Everyone got a chance...

May 18, 2018

Children love messy play. They enjoy playing in sand, mixing water and mud, squishing and squeezing things with their hands and often getting with their whole bodies involved in the process. It is a wonderful delight to observe children exploring the world through thei...