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TAEP Clay-Modelling Workshop in collaboration


Taxi Art Education Programme welcomes learners from Ridge and Sibonile Schools to a clay-modelling workshop. We thank Danny Myberg, part-time art teacher at Ridge School, for initiating this project.

Your TAEP team:
Solomon Mabengeza
Bazukile Diko
Irene Mavhutha
Mzi Nkata
Siviwe Mapukata
Thandile Mlawu
Blessing Ngobeni
Nkateko Manganye
Ricky Bopape
Mzwandile Matiwana

Time: Thursday 10th May at 11.45 – 12.45
Place: No 4 Lekgotla Space, Constitution Hill

Clay preparation:
To be undertaken by the TAEP team and Jacki McInnes before the workshop starts

Each TAEP facilitator will need to prepare one 20kg bag of clay
The 20kg bags of clay must be opened and the each bag divided into 10 equal 2kg pieces using nylon thread.
The 2kg pieces to be broken down into smaller lumps to be “wedged” and “kneaded”
Wedging means to throw the clay onto a hard surface in order to remove air bubbles
Kneading means to press the clay to soften it and remove any lumps.

Workshop outline:

There will be 52 sighted and 40 visually impaired learners.
They will pair up, one sighted with one visually impaired (as far as possible).
They will sit together on the ground and feel the form of one another’s faces.
Then translate what they have felt of each other’s faces into a clay portrait.

Each facilitator will take charge of 10 learners to help them and advise them

Please all wear old clothing or an apron since clay modelling is a messy process!

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