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Wednesday, June 29, 2011


CFAD (Centre for Fine Art Animation and Design) is open for registration for its annual Winter Vacation Young Artists Programme which takes place from July 9 to which school learners with an affinity for art and design, are given a taste of post-matric art studies in a college environment for the duration of the July school holidays.

The project – now in its 11th year, is based on a similar programme run at the San Francisco Art Institute where talented youngsters aged between 10 and 18 years are put through an intensive art “boot-camp”, not usually offered at a high school level.

The modules covered will be drawing, painting, computer graphics, animation and design. The students will experience fun with graphic design by being taught to think out of the box, emotional and intellectual involvements that are intertwined into a unity of fun. They will also learn project management and how to conceptualize ideas and turn them into a means of communication, which will benefit them in their schooling career. They will be exposed to the latest animation and multi-media technology and drawing, painting and design techniques.

On completion of the course, a certificate will be awarded to the young artist at an exhibition on July 23 which will be attended by family, friends, other guests and the media to create exposure and a feeling of accomplishment for the students.

The course runs from July 9 to 16 daily at the CFAD new campus at Portview,183 Cowey / Problem Mkhize Road on the Berea. Declared a National Monument, this 100-year-old building is an Edwardian Villa with beautiful gardens and a charming authentic feature fountain. More information from Sasha on 031 240 8402.