By - Dale Wyngaard

Visual Art Facilitation at Die Bron Primary

Over the past few weeks we have collaborated with Die Bron Primary school in Stanford, local artists and the Grootbos foundation in facilitating art sessions for the learners at die Bron. The project started with the schools desire to participate at the regional visual arts celebration. The Western Cape education department is having a visual arts celebration for all the

By - Dale Wyngaard

Claywork in our Early Learning program

A round ball of Earth – Clay work in the Early Learning Environment Once upon a time there was a tiny round ball made from Earth. The ball grew and grew until it could fit into the palm of our hands. That is how we start our clay session – with a story. The children assemble the ball by gathering

By - Dale Wyngaard

Satellite Creative Works Johannesburg

On Mandela Day, 18 of July, The David Krut Projects Team and Creative Works representative in Johannesburg Khosi Radebe spent the day at MaiMai Day-care, in Johannesburg CBD. During the visit the children at the day-care were given lunch and cake supplied by Johannesburg Culinary & Pastry School and David Krut Projects. After lunch the children had their faces painted while they spent the rest

By - Dale Wyngaard

SCORE Swop Shop – Mandela Day event

The three-day Swop Shop painting event in Stanford was a truly communal effort. This collaboration between youth, community organisations and a collection of local artists set the standard for future celebrations and events. It is clear that Stanford faces challenges and when people come together to work together, it shines a light on how we can develop our village and

By - Dale Wyngaard

July Holiday Program in Stanford

The holidays are a time when we like to offer some special activities for the children who join our creative sessions. During the July holidays our facilitators Tuliswa and Rachel from Stanford planned, prepared and offered some fun activities in the community hall. The kids made art and crafts, sang, danced. The highlight for everyone was the handmade pizzas for

By - Dale Wyngaard

Body tracing: Body awareness activities in early learning intervention

Over the past term we used a body tracing activity with the grade R learners who are in our program. The process leads the children from tracing each other’s body outlines to identifying and naming body parts. The activity consists of talking about the functions of our hands arms and legs and then filling the body outline with lots of

By - Dale Wyngaard

Exploring colours using soft pastels

Children love messy play. They enjoy playing in sand, mixing water and mud, squishing and squeezing things with their hands and often getting with their whole bodies involved in the process. It is a wonderful delight to observe children exploring the world through their senses and getting in touch with their bodies.   This week we explored colours using soft pastels

By - Dale Wyngaard

Learning through play at Funimfundo Pre-school

During the past week the Grade R learners at Funimfundo Pre-school at Die Kop just outside of Stanford were guided by teacher Nandipha and Occupational Therapist, Regina, through some body awareness activities. The group did body tracing, identifying and painting the different body parts in colours of their choice. We talked about emotions and the children had to find and

By - Dale Wyngaard

Creative Works joins the Herfsfees in Stanford

The Easter Holidays were full of fun as we prepared for Herfsfees, a music festival with workshops and a parade. The Creative Works team made costumes for the children who wanted to join the parade that started off the festival on Friday, 6 April.   The days that led up to the festival were spent making costumes and preparing the

By - Dale Wyngaard

Parents Workshop at Die Bron Primary in Stanford

Parents are their children’s first teacher and therefore in our programs we put a lot of emphasis on not only our work with the children but also with the parents. In collaboration with the Die Bron School team we offered a Parents Workshop with the theme, How to enhance children’s fine motor skills at home. The parents made educational equipment