|Children in for a big treat|
|Friday, 04 May 2012 00:00|
CHILDREN will have something to smile about at this year’s Harare International Festival of Arts, where they are expected to take part in a number of activities at the National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe. Hifa started in Harare on Tuesday. The Gallery has in store a number of treats that include a story telling segment that will be conducted on daily basis at 30-40 minutes intervals.
It will mainly focus on objects of mediation and exhibition of traditional artifacts.
Renowned artist and author Ignatious Mabasa will have quality time with kids teaching them some tenets of Zimbabwe’s culture as well as history through art.
To put the icing on the cake, the kids will also have an opportunity to showcase their talent by partaking in a thrilling fun game of magical mask workshop.
Another workshop to look forward to is “Culture Box”.
This is a box containing a number of different traditional crafts where children will be expected to hold and open the boxes, and in the process learn more on the country’s culture.
Three resident visual artists are also expected to grace the occasion. These artists will also conduct paintings and Jason Parr from United Kingdom will be sculpting near the big rhino at the gallery, while kids’ watch.