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Red River School Workshops – Manenberg, September 2011

Written by Heath on March 14th, 2012

This was a project done in conjunction with Rock Girl and Cecile & Boyd’s – SA’s prestigious interior design firm. I ran plastics workshops over a month with learners from a very dry, dusty, arid and under-loved school on the Cape Flats.

 

For me, the opportunity was one in which these kids could experience a creative process – there is no art class at the school… (most of the kids had never made anything before ever!!!).

 

This was a learning experience for me in that I had previously only worked with kids from more privileged backgrounds – kids that were either related to artists/designers, or that had teachers  who could fill that role. I think everyone enjoyed it, but it was tough for us all too – it was new ground for everyone involved. Nonetheless, some v v v v v v cool things were made, and hopefully some small understanding of one’s own creative power was communicated by the freedom inherent in the act of making.

 

 

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