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Mentoring programme

Through mentoring, BAP-trained CAFs deepen their understanding of art therapeutic principles and sharpen their skills in facilitating healing through crisis and offering psycho-social support to traumatised children and youth. At our Art Centre we provide 32 internship opportunities annually to newly trained CAFs with eight experienced CAFs who deliver 28 classes per week to children from local communities using a variety of art therapeutic methods. Through this mentoring, newly trained CAFs gain first-hand experience in BAP methodologies, including how to manage a therapeutic art classroom and how to report on the effects of their work with children.  

Tuesday Evening

Child Case Study  hubs

Evening Sessions 


7, 14, 21, 28 Feb 2023

7, 14, 28 March 2023

4, 18 April 2023

9, 23 May 2023

13, 27 June 2023

11, 25 July 2023

8, 22 August 2023

12, 26 September

10, 24 October 2023

14, 28 November 2023


TIME: 18:00 - 19:30

VENUE:  Zoom

MENTOR: Shona Saayman

Monday Evenings

Artist hubs


6, 13, 20, 27 February 2023

6, 13, 20, 27 March 2023


TIME: 17:00 - 18:30

VENUE: Online via Zoom

FACILITATOR: Phumzile Rakosa

Saturday Morning

Artist hubs



4, 11, 18, 25 Feb 

4, 18, 25 March 2023

15, 29 April 2023

6, 27 May 2023

3, 24 June 2023

8, 29 July 2023

12, 26 August 2023


TIME: 10:00 - 12:00

VENUE: Online via Zoom

FACILITATOR: Charlene Jefferies

Wednesday Evening

Artist Hubs



1, 8, 15, 22 February 2023

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 March 2023

5 April 2023

May 2023

14 June 2023

5 July 2023

2 August 2023

TIME: 18:30 - 20:30

VENUE: Online via Zoom

TRAINER: Various Community Art Facilitators


Child Case Study Hub

These workshops are offered throughout the year where participants can grow skills in reading children’s drawings/artworks using Goethean observation techniques to identify the future needs of each individual child. These hubs provide opportunities for peers to engage about effective ways of working with their beneficiaries. These hubs equip participants with skills needed for identifying and working with problematic and traumatized children. 

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Mentoring Engagements 

These predominantly take place via one-on-one sessions, telephonically, on site visits or in personal meetings at BAP venues. Mentors support CAFs with their:  

  • Orientation in the CAF curriculum  

  • Portfolios of Evidence (POE completion 

  • Implementation questions 

  • Difficult child cases 

  • Challenges around resource mobilisation 

  • Development of their organisations/initiatives 

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Artist Hub

Weekly creative sessions with a qualified art facilitator who guides, mentors and assists CAFs with finding their inner artist and building their resilience through doing art. CAFs explore art mediums to be able to serve children more effectively because they better understand the nature of different mediums, their healing power, their limitations and what medium to offer for which soul challenge. This experience grows knowledge and the healer’s intuition which builds confidence to apply art therapeutic methods when teaching vulnerable and wounded children. 


Project Cocoon

CAFs partner with BAP to establish their community-based organisations/initiatives and implement healing art classes in sustainable ways.  

These CAFs participate in intensive coaching circles which are deep reflection and learning spaces, facilitated by professional coaches and mentors.


Implementation at our Art centre

BAP offers holistic mentoring support to CAFs by providing them with implementation opportunities at its art centre. Here is where CAFs are capacitated through on-hand experience while learning classroom structure, discipline and the developmental stages of children. CAFs have experiential learning of the teaching methodologies gained through our training with the support of qualified and experienced project leaders and lesson implementors. They can implement classes with local children and test their learnings. 

Through Heart for Art hundreds of children (every week) are provided with a sense of belonging and opportunities to develop their life and social skills in order for them to stabilise. Our child art classes are an average of 1,5 hours each. 


Michaelmas Conference

Building the capacity of staff, faculty members and CAFs through a gathering to experience anthroposophy and its implementation. The conference teaches skills that improve adults’ work practice with children. 

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