Targeted craft and design workshops bring a new sparkle to traditional crafts
design and help to define the concepts and contexts that shape contemporary
take part in art workshops work with makers to update design skills and help to improve product display to generate and supplement income. Participants are introduced to basic visual art skills that include colour, concepts of modern design and composition and are given guidance to develop new ideas for their products and advice on improving and maintaining quality in materials and production.
Craft and Design Programme for Afghan Women
Refugees, Khazana, Azakhail, Khurazan and
Jalozai Refugee Camps, Peshawar, Pakistan
A series of two-week guidance training in Craft and Design over three years gave women living in the refugee camps new skills to showcase and develop their high quality hand skills in embroidery and sewing. Local markets were targeted as being of immediate importance to the women to realise regular incomes and several small training schools were set up by trainees to expand on the initial workshop sessions.
Khwai Village Craft Shop Mural, Moremi Game
The village is noted for the traditional crafts made by the BaBukakhwe and Bayei people of the area. The village is developing as an eco-tourism location and the Craft Shop was built and decorated by the villagers and their Chief as part of the sustainable livelihood challenge for Basarwa in Botswana.