26 Jul 2012

Just Imagine! Recycling & Masks Workshop

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stART’s  most recent   JUST IMAGINE!  Recycling & Masks Workshop was held over 12th to the 15th of July 2012 at the Swedish Residence in Lusaka.  The 15 participants who were invited to attend were selected from our previous workshop on the basis of exceptional talent:  they included teenage orphans and street kids (from 14 years to 19 years) from Pestalozzi, Chikumbuso, Lubuto Library and Mwamba’s Studio.  The workshop was led by Stary Mwaba and Lutanda Mwamba assisted by stART Committee Members over 4 days.

The dual themes of the workshop were Recycling and Masks – and the programme was conceived to demonstrate that with imagination and dexterity, objects of aesthetic value such as masks, can be created from anything – including “rubbish”!  Judging by the masks the children produced by the end of the workshop – having taken ownership of this concept each in their own, unique way – we can confidently qualify this workshop as a huge success!

For stART’s upcoming  Lusaka-based workshop (scheduled for August), the Best Of the Most Talented Children who have been revealed during the course of stART’s Art Competition and Workshops held during the course of the year, will be invited to attend.

In order to raise funds for the stART Foundation’s continuing  JUST IMAGINE! outreach programmes, a selection of photographs of the Children’s Masks will be reproduced as posters and cards  and made available for sale during stART’s upcoming exhibition at 37d Gallery in October during the week of the  AMAKA ART FESTIVAL.

Below are some photos from the workshop:

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