Ella from Cape Town joined Our Workshop in 2019 after she graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art. She discovered the project from a workshop hosted while she was studying and wanted to become more involved. Here’s what she has to say about her experiences so far:
“I really enjoyed the space and the people who made up the team, so I was keen to come back and join in.
Being an artist/maker in the Our Workshop team is really meaningful because the project in its essence is based around collaborative making.
Making work in a social capacity is really fun and allows for a more fulfilling way of working because of the constant flow of skills, ideas, practices, etc. I see the project as a space for learning to work on artistic projects in a team, and taking on different roles therein.
I want to achieve learning new skills of working in a team on a project (e.g. learning new artistic skills, teamwork, leadership, project co-ordination).
I also value the time it offers for me to spend with people who live under very different circumstances to me, and enables me to connect meaningfully within the framework of ‘making’ and expand my knowledge of people’s lived experiences in a township setting.”