The children came home with the biggest smiles I have ever seen.
- Karen from Youth Empowerment Organisation

Event details

15 August 2017

26 September 2017

Lourier Primary School


Anja and Ursula

Beeing Inspired

Each week, Anja and Ursula guided learners through a maze of brilliant and beautiful art techniques, to create various bags and art pieces. Not only is this a space for the learners to let their creativity flow, but it has also become a safe space, where feelings can be expressed and hurts healed.

Session 1:
In today's lesson, the learners made lace stars, which is not an easy thing to do! They were carefully guided through the process by their wonderful volunteers, Anja and Ursula. In addition, they had a surprise visit from an exchange student from India. Well done for managing such a tricky task.

Session 2:
This week, Ursula was away, so Belinda joined Anja to create beautiful bags with the learners. The art session incorporated learning about different shapes and creating beautiful masterpieces with doillies!

Session 3:
It's party time! and what better way to decorate a party bag, then with bunting! A fun way to decorate the bags.

Session 4:
Ah, Birds of Feather, flock together! In this session, each learner created a beautiful bird to display on the bag.

Session 5:
Roses are red, violets are blue, doing art with you, is my favourite thing to do! As you can see, the learners made bright and beautiful roses for their bags.

Session 6:
This session was all about beauty and what it means to have a beautiful day. Each learner was asked to complete this sentence: A beautiful day for me, is when...This is what some of the learners had to say:

A beautiful day for me, is when...I'm learning at school
A beautiful day for me, is when...I play and make things with others
A beautiful day for me, is when...i can play soccer
A beautiful day for me, is when...I play cricket and others come play cricket
A beautiful day for me, is when...I can play
A beautiful day for me, is when...someone smiles at me and visits me

Session 7:
The conservation of Rhino's is an ongoing discussion and so it was a wonderful way to educate the learners about Rhino's and their value, while creating images of them from paper plates.

Pictures from the Circle