EDUCATION

CENTRE FOR ART EDUCATION

 

ABOUT US

 

Learn | Look | Engage | Question | Play | Make | Discover | Debate

The Centre for Education (CFAE) is a dedicated team of education specialists that develop, design, host and implement meaningful programmes that engage with the collection and exhibitions. Our aim is to make art accessible to a diverse audience of all ages through discussion, debate and active making.

This speaks directly into one of the founding elements of our mission and vision, namely to operate school and education programmes that enrich, inspire, and bring art and culture to children and adults.

We welcome and collaborate with local and international organisations, institutions and schools that provide access to 21st-century African art practice.

To find out more, participate in a programme, or partner with us, contact education@zeitzmocaa.museum

The CFAE is located on Level -1 and consists of two classrooms, as well as a shared office space and two bathrooms.

The classrooms function as practical studio spaces for art teaching working in wet and dry mediums, and can also be used for meetings, seminars and workshops.

Classroom 1 has the capacity to accommodate between 30 and 60 people working or seated at tables.
Classroom 2 can accommodate up to 50 people seated or 30 people working at tables.

The classrooms facilities:

• Cupboards and storage space for art materials and equipment

• 15 portable tables

• 60 stools

• 40 square metres of pinboard areas for exhibition and display

• A data projector and pull-down screen in each classroom for presentation and teaching

• Library shelving in classroom 1

• Nine square metres of shelving for the storage of three-dimensional works

• Four large floor mats for children to sit or work on

• Seventy-five lockers

• Areas with sinks and fridges in each classroom for food preparation

Collaborate

The Learning, offered through the Centre for Curatorial Excellence at Zeitz MOCAA, offers practising professionals and recent graduates the benefit of gaining practical curatorial experience and skills by participating in all components of a functioning contemporary art museum. The programme also provides an intensive period of intellectual stimulation through individual research and dialogue with colleagues, artists, collectors and art professionals. Over 50 International Counsellors along with Zeitz MOCAA staff teach the Curatorial Training Programme. Visits to artists’ studios, commercial galleries, conferences, and lectures are central to the programme.   Upon graduating, the Assistant Curators are prepared for a career working as a curator, collections manager, conservator, development officer, or museum educator in a museum, commercial art gallery, publication, foundation, or corporate collection. In keeping with Zeitz MOCAA’s commitment to Access for All, each and every successful candidate is provided with a scholarship. The Assistant Curators are financially supported by local and international Foundations and individuals.

 

Community Collaborations

Zeitz MOCAA Lalela After School Programme

 

Lalela provides educational arts for youth-at-risk to spark creative thinking and awaken an entrepreneurial spirit. Through Lalela’s arts curriculum and critical messaging component, we ignite imagination and teach children how to map and manifest their dreams and goals, launching the possibility of a different future for themselves and their communities

 

Lalela

 

The Lalela After School Programme is a weekly programme which runs during the school terms. Lalela groups attend on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 1.30pm and 4:30pm. The CFAE partners with the Lalela Project providing after-school art classes for learners from inner city public primary and high schools, as well as with schools who cater for learners with special educational needs (LSEN schools/groups).

A week-long holiday workshop programme is structured for Lalela participants in the June and December holidays.
An exhibition, showcasing the work of the children takes place annually in November.

Community Collaboration beyond the Silos

We are currently establishing collaborative projects with community groups.

Mark Jeneker Foundation After School Programme

Nyanga Arts Development Centre

To find out more, participate in a programme, or partner with us, contact
education@zeitzmocaa.museum

 

Curatorial Training Programme

The Curatorial Training Programme, offered through the Centre for Curatorial Excellence at Zeitz MOCAA, offers practising professionals and recent graduates the benefit of gaining practical curatorial experience and skills by participating in all components of a functioning contemporary art museum. The programme also provides an intensive period of intellectual stimulation through individual research and dialogue with colleagues, artists, collectors and art professionals. Over 50 International Counsellors along with Zeitz MOCAA staff teach the Curatorial Training Programme. Visits to artists’ studios, commercial galleries, conferences, and lectures are central to the programme. Upon graduating, the Assistant Curators are prepared for a career working as a curator, collections manager, conservator, development officer, or museum educator in a museum, commercial art gallery, publication, foundation, or corporate collection. In keeping with Zeitz MOCAA’s commitment to Access for All, each and every successful candidate is provided with a scholarship. The Assistant Curators are financially supported by local and international Foundations and individuals.

 

Lalela

The Lalela, offered through the Centre for Curatorial Excellence at Zeitz MOCAA, offers practising professionals and recent graduates the benefit of gaining practical curatorial experience and skills by participating in all components of a functioning contemporary art museum. The programme also provides an intensive period of intellectual stimulation through individual research and dialogue with colleagues, artists, collectors and art professionals. Over 50 International Counsellors along with Zeitz MOCAA staff teach the Curatorial Training Programme. Visits to artists’ studios, commercial galleries, conferences, and lectures are central to the programme. Upon graduating, the Assistant Curators are prepared for a career working as a curator, collections manager, conservator, development officer, or museum educator in a museum, commercial art gallery, publication, foundation, or corporate collection. In keeping with Zeitz MOCAA’s commitment to Access for All, each and every successful candidate is provided with a scholarship. The Assistant Curators are financially supported by local and international Foundations and individuals.

Experience

The Learning, offered through the Centre for Curatorial Excellence at Zeitz MOCAA, offers practising professionals and recent graduates the benefit of gaining practical curatorial experience and skills by participating in all components of a functioning contemporary art museum. The programme also provides an intensive period of intellectual stimulation through individual research and dialogue with colleagues, artists, collectors and art professionals. Over 50 International Counsellors along with Zeitz MOCAA staff teach the Curatorial Training Programme. Visits to artists’ studios, commercial galleries, conferences, and lectures are central to the programme.

 

Upon graduating, the Assistant Curators are prepared for a career working as a curator, collections manager, conservator, development officer, or museum educator in a museum, commercial art gallery, publication, foundation, or corporate collection. In keeping with Zeitz MOCAA’s commitment to Access for All, each and every successful candidate is provided with a scholarship. The Assistant Curators are financially supported by local and international Foundations and individuals.

 

Family Programme

Family programming takes place on Saturdays, public holidays, during school holiday periods and at special museum events. Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on social media for updates on planned programmes.

Children’s Interactive Tour
MOCAA MAPPING THE WORLD
Join us as we travel across Africa and the world to discover where artists live and work and the places that inspire them.

This is an interactive tour for children between the ages of 9 and 12 years old. These tours take place on the first two Saturday mornings of every month from 11am and 12pm.
A maximum of ten children can be accommodated on the tour – spaces can be reserved on Eventbrite here.
The tour will begin the Centre for Art Education on Level -1 or in the Atrium
Parents/ guardians may accompany children on the tour.
There is no charge for children of parents who are members.
Entry for parents who are not members is R190.

Africa Wednesday Open Studio
Classroom 2 of the CFAE is open on Africa Wednesdays from 10am until 1pm offering children and parent’s practical making activities inspired by themes or works in the museum’s Permanent Collection and temporary exhibitions.
The activities will be facilitated by CFAE staff but will not take the form of a structured formal art lesson, and parents may not leave their children unattended at any time during the session.

Public Holiday Open Studio Sessions
Open Studio workshop activities will be offered on public holidays in the CFAE on Level -1. The activities will be designed around the narratives, histories, events or people that are being commemorated on the public holiday in question. Open Studio workshops will take place on the following public holidays.

Human Rights Day – 21 March
Freedom Day – 27 April
Youth Day – 16 June
Heritage Day – 24 September

Children’s Holiday Programmes

Holiday workshops and activities for children, families and youth take place during school holiday periods in April, June and December. Workshop content and booking can be accessed on Eventbrite here.

Details of the workshops are also published in the Zeitz MOCAA monthly newsletters. Brochures containing the schedule and information are obtainable at the reception area of the museum.

Autumn Holiday Programme – taking place during the March/ April holiday periods
Winter Holiday Programme – taking place during the June/July Holiday periods.
Summer Programme – taking place during the December Holiday period

To find out more, participate in a programme, or partner with us, contact
education@zeitzmocaa.museum

 

Open Studios

The Curatorial Training Programme, offered through the Centre for Curatorial Excellence at Zeitz MOCAA, offers practising professionals and recent graduates the benefit of gaining practical curatorial experience and skills by participating in all components of a functioning contemporary art museum. The programme also provides an intensive period of intellectual stimulation through individual research and dialogue with colleagues, artists, collectors and art professionals. Over 50 International Counsellors along with Zeitz MOCAA staff teach the Curatorial Training Programme. Visits to artists’ studios, commercial galleries, conferences, and lectures are central to the programme.

 

Upon graduating, the Assistant Curators are prepared for a career working as a curator, collections manager, conservator, development officer, or museum educator in a museum, commercial art gallery, publication, foundation, or corporate collection. In keeping with Zeitz MOCAA’s commitment to Access for All, each and every successful candidate is provided with a scholarship. The Assistant Curators are financially supported by local and international Foundations and individuals.

 

Holiday Programmes

The Holiday Programmes, offered through the Centre for Curatorial Excellence at Zeitz MOCAA, offers practising professionals and recent graduates the benefit of gaining practical curatorial experience and skills by participating in all components of a functioning contemporary art museum. The programme also provides an intensive period of intellectual stimulation through individual research and dialogue with colleagues, artists, collectors and art professionals. Over 50 International Counsellors along with Zeitz MOCAA staff teach the Curatorial Training Programme. Visits to artists’ studios, commercial galleries, conferences, and lectures are central to the programme.

 

Upon graduating, the Assistant Curators are prepared for a career working as a curator, collections manager, conservator, development officer, or museum educator in a museum, commercial art gallery, publication, foundation, or corporate collection. In keeping with Zeitz MOCAA’s commitment to Access for All, each and every successful candidate is provided with a scholarship. The Assistant Curators are financially supported by local and international Foundations and individuals.

Learn

The Learning, offered through the Centre for Curatorial Excellence at Zeitz MOCAA, offers practising professionals and recent graduates the benefit of gaining practical curatorial experience and skills by participating in all components of a functioning contemporary art museum. The programme also provides an intensive period of intellectual stimulation through individual research and dialogue with colleagues, artists, collectors and art professionals. Over 50 International Counsellors along with Zeitz MOCAA staff teach the Curatorial Training Programme. Visits to artists’ studios, commercial galleries, conferences, and lectures are central to the programme.

Upon graduating, the Assistant Curators are prepared for a career working as a curator, collections manager, conservator, development officer, or museum educator in a museum, commercial art gallery, publication, foundation, or corporate collection. In keeping with Zeitz MOCAA’s commitment to Access for All, each and every successful candidate is provided with a scholarship. The Assistant Curators are financially supported by local and international Foundations and individuals.

 

School Programme

We offers a varied and inspiring programme of activities for schools to experience with us, tailored to various ages.
Schools are requested to book in advance for educational activities on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Educational tours

Tours of the permanent collections and curated exhibitions are led by members of the education team.
Tours are offered on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays
Please book using the online booking form.

Combined tour and practical workshop

Themed educational tours are followed by a practical art-making workshops, and are offered to primary and high schools. The tours are tailored to focus on a particular theme, artist or exhibition that will inform the practical activity that follows. These sessions run from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Themed workshops currently offered are:

Inspiring Spaces
3D paper construction
Inspired by the architecture of the Zeitz MOCAA building
Grades 4 – 9

Superhero C-Stunners
3D mixed media construction
Inspired by Cyrus Kabiru’s C-Stunner series
Grades 4 – 9

Piece by Piece
Mixed Media Collage
Inspired by El Anatsui’s Dissolving Continents
Grades 7 – 10

The Place Where I Live
Mixed media painting and drawing
Inspired by the exhibition Five Bhobh – Painting at the End of an Era
Grades 4 – 9

Customised workshops
Workshops can also be designed according to the need or request of groups. Workshops, both practical and theoretical are designed to focus on the building, specific exhibition themes, visual art techniques or specific artists. These workshops can be aligned to the required topics in the Creative Arts CAPS School Curriculum or the CAPS Visual Culture Studies and Design in Context topics.

Artist-led workshops for school groups
These workshops focus on any technique or thematic relating to a particular exhibition in the museum. The workshops could also be offered by an artist represented in the museum’s Permanent Collection or a visiting artist. These workshops take place different dates throughout the year. Please watch our newsletter for dates and times when these workshops will take place.

Schools exhibition in the CFAE space
Inspired by your engagement with the artworks in the Zeitz MOCAA Permanent Collection or artworks in the temporary exhibitions with your learners, schools are invited to display their learners’ art projects in classroom 2 of the Centre for Art Education. Contact us through the education e-mail address if you would like your children’s work to be exhibited at the museum. Works can be exhibited for up to one month in the Centre for Art Education. A brief description of the project and information about your school must be displayed alongside the work.

To find out more, participate in a programme, or partner with us, contact
education@zeitzmocaa.museum

 

Tertiary

We customise tours of the permanent and temporary exhibitions for tertiary groups. Our classroom spaces can also be used for tutorial or workshop purposes.

Tours can be booked on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

To find out more, participate in a programme, or partner with us, contact
education@zeitzmocaa.museum

 

Museum Training

The Museum Training, offered through the Centre for Curatorial Excellence at Zeitz MOCAA, offers practising professionals and recent graduates the benefit of gaining practical curatorial experience and skills by participating in all components of a functioning contemporary art museum. The programme also provides an intensive period of intellectual stimulation through individual research and dialogue with colleagues, artists, collectors and art professionals. Over 50 International Counsellors along with Zeitz MOCAA staff teach the Curatorial Training Programme. Visits to artists’ studios, commercial galleries, conferences, and lectures are central to the programme.

 

Upon graduating, the Assistant Curators are prepared for a career working as a curator, collections manager, conservator, development officer, or museum educator in a museum, commercial art gallery, publication, foundation, or corporate collection. In keeping with Zeitz MOCAA’s commitment to Access for All, each and every successful candidate is provided with a scholarship. The Assistant Curators are financially supported by local and international Foundations and individuals.