VISUAL ARTS

The Enlighten Visual Art and Craft project continued to grow during the past year. Both the Enlighten Art facilitators have elevated the Enlighten Art and Craft Project to the next level of competency. We are happy to report that pottery classes will commenced in 2019 under the trained and watchful eye of Karin von Maltzahn.

Art learners have been identified from three schools in nearby communities and divided into two groups – a senior, more advanced group, and a junior group. Their talent, commitment and their love of the arts are truly inspiring.

A talented group of learners took part in the regional Art competition called ‘Pictures of the Overberg’. Two learners in the senior division won gold medals and they proudly received their prizes at a prestigious gala event held at the Zeitz MOCAA at the waterfront in Cape Town. In addition, one learner in the junior division won a silver medal.

A very successful Enlighten Art Exhibition, A Celebration of Colour, was held at the Enlighten centre towards the end of 2018. The amazing expressions of our local children delighted the many visitors to this exhibition. What a joyous occasion it was where the diversity of our community was celebrated in true style! All proceeds went towards the parents and the Enlighten Visual Art and Craft project.