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What a way to spend your time! If your passion for Art and Design is through the roof and you desire to share your unique gifts with the world, then this program is tailor-made for you. During your program you will get to help run Art Clubs in local schools, using any number of different mediums. Your efforts will be helping local children use their own creative abilities to express themselves and produce their own works of art that they can be proud of.
Most times you can choose the age group you’d prefer to work with. You can develop a syllabus for your class and determine what the goal will be for your time together and then guide them through the steps to getting those targeted outcomes met. With some encouragement and direction from you, they may even be able to have an exhibition to showcase their work. Overall, this enriching experience can help them to build their own level of confidence in their skills and ability and even give them the nudge needed to pursue their artistic dreams. You will be helping to nurture that spark! The bonus is, that as they are learning from you, you will learn from them too. Through this program, which is a one-of-a-kind cultural exchange, all involved will be able to develop a unique bond.
The other great part of this program, is that you will also get to see local art and learn from the local artisans who are creating a vast array of art and design pieces. Just about anything you can imagine from batik on clothing and scarves, jewelry design, painting, photography, screen printing, sculpture to wood carving. The best part is that you will get the opportunity to get some hands-on, experiential learning. Discussions about the creative process will also yield a greater insight and likely a greater appreciation for the unique and stylistic qualities of African art. That additional knowledge may allow for comparing and contrasting with some of the Western style art you may already be familiar with.
It is important to note that time with local artists is subject to their availability. Keep in mind that there may be some additional costs involved for any additional materials (brushes, canvas, paint, etc.) that may be required for your participation.
Please be advised that the daily transportation costs to and from your program are not included and must therefore be paid by yourself throughout the course of your stay. Those costs may range from 2 - 5 Euros per day.
Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.