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 Mentoring programme 

Through mentoring, BAP-trained Community Art Facilitators (CAFs) deepen their understanding of art therapeutic principles and strengthen their skills in facilitating healing through art and offering psycho-social support to traumatised children and youth.  

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Mentoring Engagements

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Artist Hubs

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Child Case Study Hubs

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Internships at our Art centre in Vrygrond

Term 1

Child Case Study Hubs (Tuesdays)

13-Feb    18:00 - 19:30    Eunice

27-Feb    18:00 - 19:30    Eunice

12-Mar   18:00 - 19:30     Eunice

26-Mar   18:00 - 19:30     Eunice

Artist Hubs


10-Feb   10:00 - 12:00  Charlene

24-Feb  10:00 - 12:00  Charlene

9-Mar    10:00 - 12:00  Charlene

Artist Hubs


28-Feb   18:30 - 20:30    Naz  

13-Mar   18:30 - 20:30    Naz  

27-Mar   18:30 - 20:30    Naz  

Term 2

Child Case Study Hubs (Tuesdays)

9-Apr     18:00 - 19:30

23-Apr   18:00 - 19:30

14-May  Early Beginnings Group 1, Session 1 (Tuesday)

03-May  10:00 - 11:30 (Friday)

24-May  10:00 -11:30 (Friday)

28-May  Early Beginnings Group 1, Session 2 (Tuesday) 

31-May   10:00 - 11:30 (Friday)

29-May  Early Beginnings JHB Group 2 Session 1 (Wednesday)

12-Jun  Early Beginnings JHB Group 2, Session 2, (Wednesday)

Artist Hubs (Saturdays)

13-Apr   10:00 - 12:00  Charlene

14-May  Early Beginnings Group 1, Session 1 (Tuesday)

28-May  Early Beginnings Group 1, Session 2 (Tuesday)

12-Jun  Early Beginnnings JHB, Group 2, Session 1 (Wednesday)

26-Jun  Early Beginnings JHB Group 2, Session 2 (Wednesday)

Artist Hubs (Wednesday)

17-Apr   18:30 - 20:30

22-May  18:30 - 20:30

6-Jun     18:30 - 20:30

19-Jun   18:30 - 20:30

Term 3

Child Case Study Hubs (Tuesdays)

2-Jul     18:00 - 19:30
17-Jul   18:00 - 19:30 

02-Aug  10:00 - 11:30 (Art Centre Vrygrond)
6-Aug   18:00 - 19:30
24-Aug Saturday, Early Beginnings Group 3, Session 1
7-Sep   Saturday, Early Beginnings Group 3, Session 2
17-Sep 18:00 - 19:30

Artist Hubs


6-Jul     10:00 - 12:00 

20-Jul   10:00 - 12:00 


Artist Hub (Wednesdays)

10-Jul    18:30 - 20:00

7-Aug    18:30 - 20:00

21-Aug  18:30 - 20:00

Term 4

Child Case Study Hubs (Tuesdays)

1-Oct     18:00 - 19:30

Art Centre Vrygrond based Artist Hubs 

29-Jan                   12-Apr.                     5-Jul

16-Feb.                  30-Apr.                     11-Oct

19-Feb.                  30-May.                    29-Nov



Child Case Study Hub

These hubs help CAFs to strengthen their understanding of the application of art mediums to help children heal. In the hub, a CAF brings a child’s drawing to be analysed. The hubs help CAFs to grow skills in reading children’s drawings/artworks using Goethean observation techniques and gain insight into the kind of art support vulnerable children and youth in disadvantaged communities may need. You can also suggest art methods that can be implemented with the child presented. These hubs are offered throughout the year. 

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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.   

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These predominantly take place in mentoring circles via Zoom or in person meetings at BAP venues. Mentors support CAFs with:    

  • Orientation in the CAF Movement 

  • Portfolios of Practice (POP completion)   

  • Implementation questions   

  • Difficult child cases   

  • Challenges around resource mobilisation   

  • Development of their organisations/initiatives  

Mentoring Engagements 


A three-day conference during which CAFs, the BAP Faculty and the BAP Team explore a contextual theme together through the writings of Rudolf Steiner and practical workshops on various art therapeutic techniques. The conference teaches skills that improve CAFs’ practice with children and youth. 

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Implementation at our Art centre

At our Art Centre in Vrygrond, we have been implementing art classes with a therapeutic element for more than 10 years, we provide internship opportunities to newly trained CAFs. CAF interns work with eight experienced CAFs and co-facilitate art classes following the BAP Method to children from the local communities using a variety of art therapeutic methods. Our experienced mentors will give CAFs personal support and guidance as they learn. Through these internships, newly trained CAFs gain first-hand experience in BAP methodologies, including how to manage an art classroom according to the BAP Method and report on the effects of their work with children. These internships are also open to CAFs who have successfully completed their Portfolio of Practice (POP) and wish to deepen and strengthen their CAF Practice.

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Our impact

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