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ARTS AND CRAFTS VOLUNTEER PROJECT DRAKENSBERG

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The arts initiative is run from Rivercroft Cottage fibre farm in the beautiful and majestic Drakensberg mountains, the arts initiative aims to empower local women to express themselves creatively, and equip them with skills that will assist them with income generating activities, either privately in a monitored craft business (monitored by Sizabantu), or through employment within the mohair initiative at Rivercroft Cottage.

This project is run in the form of a workshop, there are 10 places available for individuals who are either interested in art, studying art, are artists or who just wish to do something different. Each volunteer is paired with a local woman, and together within this partnership, work on two sketchbooks and a "creative block" installation to develop arts-based skills together, as a pair.

The 2015 workshop will be coordinated and led by Gill Robinson, a British Royal Academy artist. Gill is experienced and talented, and has worked with rural women across Southern Africa and the Middle East to successfully empower may women by unlocking their creative skills.

This is a great, unique opportunity to both experience African Art, and to benefit from the skills gained in a workshop run by a professional artist. Volunteers will find that lifelong friendships are developed as they assist with the empowerment of local women.

You can be part of this skill sharing initiative that will ultimately financially benefit previously disadvantaged women and their families.

Difficulty **
Special Equipment needed Each participant should bring 2 A3 sized sketchbooks and 1 set of drawing pencils (different grades)
Arrival/Departure airport Pietermaritzburg Oribi Airport
Flight arrival Time Until 2 pm
Flight departure Time Afternoon (after 12 pm)
Transfer method Underberg Express
Transfer Cost R600 one way
Minimum stay one week or two weeks
What’s included Various participation options
What’s not included Flights
Transfers from Durban/Pietermaritzburg
Items of a personal nature
Travel insurance
Additional weekend travel
Cost Various participation options, please enquire
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