Jun 5, 2017

May Art at African Angels

Self portrait collage - Yonela
Self portrait collage - Yonela

Thanks to your donations, we are forging ahead delivering visual arts lessons to the children at African Angels.  

Our Grade 7 class has been fortunate to have weekly lessons from Lynne Farrenkothen, a talented graphic designed with a love for children.  Having our visual arts space dedicated to art has been amazing.  Although we are still renovating, it is wonderful to have the art resources that let the children create.  

One of our learners in Grade 7 who struggles with academics is shining in the visual arts classes, and last term received top marks. What a confidence builder for him.

Wherever possible we enter the childrens' work in local South African and international art competitions so that the children might gain more recognition for doing something they clearly love.  

Thank you for donating to our visual arts project.  We have not yet hit our target for this project, but we are close and have received two new donations in the last 48 hours!  

Lou and the Angels x

Flowers - Hlomla
Flowers - Hlomla
Self portrait - Indie
Self portrait - Indie
Mar 27, 2017

African Angels Art Work Chosen

Our crowdfunding campaign is to raise funds to for art classes and an art space at African Angels.  Your donation will be used to achieve that this year.  But we thought you might like to hear about two of our learners whose work has already been chosen for entry to two prestigious art competitions.

Oyama (below) has been with African Angels since he started school.  He is the middle of three boys, and all the boys in the family are known for their outstanding manners and gentleness.  Oyama has been taking 'art' as part of his normal curriculum, and this month, his painting has been selected to represent South Africa in the 48th World Schools art exhibition held annually in the Republic of China.

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Owethu from Grade R (below) has had her picture selected to travel to Cape Town next term to compete in the prestigious Santam Art Exhibition

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Now imagine what the African Angels will achieve if they have access to quality art supplies and an art space? Watch this space!

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Angels.  If you'd like to be added to our mailing list to receive monthly updates on what the Angels are up to please let Lou Billett know via email loukbillett@gmail.com

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Lou

 
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