There was no such thing

Together with the Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA), we are running an intervention around secondary school art teaching practices.

Many state schools in the townships are seriously under-resourced. This is particularly true where the creative arts are concerned. It is often the case that there are no trained art teachers and/or the required art materials. This project emerged in response to these circumstances, and was intended to investigate and implement innovative ways of dealing with them. Our main approach here has consisted in adapting Freespace as a classroom methodology.

Learners preparing for a Freespace workshop – Mfuleni High School, April 2016

We previously established a yearlong programme with Mfuleni High School (2016), where facilitating artists and educators held weekly sessions with senior phase students, working alongside teachers to bring the said objectives to life.