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.

LAB activities

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.

LAB TALKS

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.

ONLINE EDUCATION

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.

EDUCATOR EVENINGS

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.

FIRST THURSDAYS YOUTH POP-UP EXHIBITIONS

During the first Thursday of every month, 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.

SATURDAY SESSIONS

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.

HOLIDAY SESSIONS

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.

  OPEN        -- Operating Hours --      Tue - Fri 09:00 - 17:00      Sat 09:00 - 16:00      Sun 09:00 - 15:00