Weekly art classes pair interested members of the public with popular local artists for a morning of learning and exploration within a particular visual art discipline. The sessions attract participants of all ages and experience.
KZNSA hosts free skills-sharing Masterclasses between local artists, designers and crafters and the public. This provides a platform for local creatives and also keeps the province’s artistic community critically engaged and abreast of national and global industry standards and trends.
As it is not always possible for learners throughout the province to visit the gallery, especially those from disadvantaged schools, KZNSA has created an online space where educators and learners can engage with the artwork on display.
SECONDARY SCHOOL WALKABOUTS
We encourage exhibiting artists to facilitate workshops and teach new skills to secondary school and tertiary students, at the end of which students complete a piece of art.
CRITICAL WRITING SKILLS
In the context of a perceived lack of quality arts journalism and critical writing in Durban, KZNSA hosts writing workshops for aspirant writers and art critics, to hone their skills in catalogue writing, exhibition statements, and art critique. An acclaimed South African art writer facilitates these skills development workshops, as and when funding allows.
Every quarter, arts education practitioners are invited to evening get-togethers to find out about upcoming exhibitions, and to discuss ways in which they can collaborate with the gallery and its unique society of artists and curators on activities that align with tertiary and secondary school curricula.
Over the major school holidays, KZNSA hosts 3-5 day making workshops for school-going youngsters, teaching new creative skills in a fun learning environment. The sessions, facilitated by local artists, include beading, mural painting and collage.
FIRST THURSDAYS YOUTH POP-UP EXHIBITIONS
Occasionally, school-going artists have the opportunity to display their work free along the gallery’s café stairs and in the glass box, showcasing their talent to a wide art-loving audience and inspiring a future in the arts.x, showcasing their talent to a wide art-loving audience and inspiring a future in the arts.
FREE PUBLIC WALKABOUTS
All exhibitions at KZNSA are accompanied by educational walkabouts with the exhibiting artist or curator, providing insights of the work on display and the opportunity to engage with the exhibitor in person.