Committed to bringing to fruition the creative potential of this province’s multi-talented students, KZNSA runs artist-led workshops, talks and online education aimed at both the student and the educator.
In 2016 KZNSA formalised the education programme’s identity, naming it the KZNSA LAB.
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.
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.
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. Call-outs are made to aspirant writers to apply for these free writing workshops, which accommodate up to 15 participants per workshop series. Writing output may be used in exhibition catalogues, and submitted to online and print media platforms.