Its now are 4th session with the Faraja Women’s Society at Tamani School group. They have really enjoyed printmaking and are very creative and liked the idea of making some giant prints together. Monoprinting worked out best as the 5ft plaster block that I cast was still drying out afer two weeks back at our base in Panga Chumvi.
We have had Joyce from Kenya and Charlotte from Sweden helping out with translation in Swahili. The women liked the idea of doing a giant map of Matemwe village, working together on the drawings definitely loosened every ones drawing skills.
Also this week Pru Chiles and a group of urban design & architecture masters
students arrived to do a studio project looking at the urban design of Zanzibar
and its challenges for the future. Zanzibar is one of the most densely populated
areas in the whole of Africa.
During some down time the architects were joined by some NCOs, Insyia & Natalie from Sazani Associates ZEET project (where Rebecca from the hotel also volunteers) and John Delores & friend from the barefoot college solar project. We had a great time making monoprints.
The students had beautiful drawing skills and the Solar project were interested in learning more about using leaves to monoprint with as they could make labels for their products.
Pineapple season is just finishing and now the mangoes will be in season. These donkeys roam up & down the beach and pop into the hotel gardens if the gardener is not looking.