Thursday, May 10, 2012

Art for Humanity (AFH) shall be hosting an Art and Social Justice School workshop at Bashokuhle Primary School (BB Section, Umlazi) at 11:00 on Friday (11/05/2012). 

Banner installed 
Bashokuhle Primary School is one of the schools chosen for the AFH Art and Social Justice Workshops 2012.  The 2 hour long workshops are in aim to advocate human rights and social justice issues through art and poetry and allow the learner’s the freedom to fully embrace their creative and imaginative side, by expressing themselves freely through art and poetry. 
The Art and Social Justice School workshops have had all positive reviews in the past and this project has been in operation since 1998 with workshops being held at various schools within KwaZulu-Natal.   

About the workshop
The Art and Social Justice School Workshop consist of a permanent high quality banner being installed on the school premises which visualises art and poetry from AFH projects/portfolios, in the case of Bashokuhle Primary School, two banners were installed on request.   The workshop is facilitated by AFH Director- Jan  Jordaan, Manager- Lungi Gumede, Art Administrator- Lethu Langa, Media Administrator – Thireshni Sanasy and Hip Hop Poet – Brian Gumede.   
The workshop, depending on the size of the group of learners, 20 - 40, the group is divided into two, (i.) the art group and (ii.) the poetry group. The artists will then workshop with the learners facilitating their response through their own drawings and paintings to the art and the messages. (AFH supplies the art materials and paper.)

Banner installed within the school building 
The poet in turn facilitate the learners responses to the poem on display through the learners own interpretation of the poem. Art for Humanity journalism and fine art interns/students from the respective Durban University of Technology departments assist the pupils to create their own responses to the art and poetry banners on display at the participating schools.

A representative from the South African Human Rights Commission also gives a presentation to the learners and a discussion takes place on the importance of human rights and responsibilities. 

Refreshments for the learners are provided by AFH and Learners present their art and poetry, resulting from the workshop, to the rest of the learners, teachers present and the AFH facilitators. 

Below are images of the Banners which was installed on the premises of Bashokhule Primary School 

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