Our approach

We use easily available and cheap art materials, or recycled and found material. Our approach is hands-on, experiential, and learner-centred. We believe that it is essential that teachers, in order to teach creatively, explore and discover their own intrinsic creativity. Teachers are often astounded at their own previously untapped creativity.
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Some comments from teachers on the Imbali training:

‘I gained more knowledge and skills because most activities were hands on and we were exploring. Everything was valuable at a very high standard.’ Mphutlane Tsietso


‘The workshop was well organised. I liked the experience of seeing real artworks which was something we seldom have.’ Motloi Maleshoane Ernestina

 

‘I found out that everybody is an artist in his or her own way. I was very happy to see myself being able to make the sculpture.’ B.M Tlale

 

‘My hands are my most valuable tool. The senses are also important in art to give meaning to what you are doing.’ Mphutlane Tsietso

 

‘Forget the known and concentrate on the unknown. Building the mouth cavity was most interesting, it helped to build from the inside to the outside.’ Motloi Maleshoane Ernestina

 

‘It was valuable looking at the artworks and discussing different landscapes. Differentiating between different textures, spaces and shapes is something I can take back to me learners.’ Maleepile Gladys Kebautlwile

 

‘I learnt that landscape paintings and colours can speak.’ Matshipa Fanny Motlhabane

From our craft students and teachers

‘This course is giving me all good skills that I want in life. I am learning all kinds of handwork. Imbali is a project that helps people who need skills.’ Thapelo Mokgwelwa