NEWS from The Butterfly Arts Project

Welcomes their newest Team Member, Sinethemba!

Sinethemba Njotini is originally from the Eastern Cape. He has always been passionate about drawing, especially the human body. He holds a National Diploma in Fine art and a B.Tech Degree. Sinethemba is an emerging visual artist living in Khayelitsha specializing in printmaking, but still passionate about a variety of art disciplines. In the past, he has worked in theatre and the creative arts in underprivileged communities.  Recently, he joined forces with the Butterfly Art Project as an assistant art facilitator and also taking Community Art Facilitator modules with BAP. Sinethemba is passionate about working with our community of Vrygrond and Capricorn. He has a vision of facilitating art to children and young people in his home location. Welcome Sinethemba! We are lucky to have you in our team.



Meet the Art Therapist, Ursula

Ursula is an art therapist and social worker from Germany where she works with children. She learnt about BAP through finding us online and was fascinated by the work we do. In June, Ursula traveled with a suitcase full of art materials for our children all the way to South Africa to spend almost 2 weeks with us here at our Art Centre in Vrygrond. Here, she was part of the classes and assisted our teachers. We are so grateful for Ursula’s visit and wish her all the best for her future.


Combined Art Work

We Warmed Up their Winter

The Butterfly Art Project is proud to have been involved in the Party with a Purpose Productions (PPP) Initiative for their Kit a Kid 4 school campaign.

Their winter event took place at Ravensmead Secondary School where we joined hands with PPP, and handed out raincoats, beanies, gloves and scarfs to 120 underprivileged children aged between 6 and 14. BAP offered exciting activities, such as face painting and created a large unity board as part of an art activity made by the kids!