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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.  

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

09, 23 September 2023 

14, 28 October 2023 

11, 25 November 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, 23 August 2023 

06, 20 September 2023 

11, 25 October 2023 

08, 22 November 2023  

TIME: 18:30 - 20:30

VENUE: Online via Zoom

TRAINER: Various Community Art Facilitators


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. 

Michaelmas Conference


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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