Project Leader: Nina Hendricks Funded by: NLDTF- ARTS and Culture Date: September 2015- June 2016
The MELF Arts project in collaboration with the Children’s Art Center developed a unique opportunity for MELF Alumni to develop their skills and art techniques. The Art programme was developed in collaboration and included practical easy to implement ideas with young children. The theory focussed on the development of art in young children. The practical sessions were hands-on activities that involved getting their “hands dirty.” Many of the activities used recycled and scrap materials that would be easily accessible to all participants from the different communities. The major outcomes included developing skills to do art with young children; developed self-esteem; the opportunity for the adults to relax and learn at the same time; exposure to art materials, art language, and art technique.