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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.

The CFAE is located on Level -1 and consists of two classrooms, as well as 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 classroom 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
9 square metres of shelving for the storage of three-dimensional works
4 large floor mats for children to sit or work on
75 lockers
Areas with sinks and fridges in each classroom for food preparation.

Please provide details in the booking form below including requested date and time, the number of participants, and a brief description of your educational activity.


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Lalela After School Programme


Lalela provides educational arts for youth-at-risk to spark creative thinking and awaken an entrepreneurial spirit. Through their 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.

This is a weekly programme which runs during school term. Groups attend on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. 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 their 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 welcome partnerships with arts educational organisations both locally and across the African continent.

We are currently establishing collaborative projects with community groups:
Mark Jeneker Foundation
Butterfly Arts Project
Nyanga Arts Development Centre
Peter Clarke Art Centre
City of Cape Town Emerging Artists Programme

If you’re interested in partnering with us, please email


Children’s Holiday Programmes

Bring your young artists-in-residence for our December holiday workshops. Book your spot here.

Our art educators will guide your little ones through making artworks such as fabric paintings and pop-up books.

This year’s programme also includes a performance by Pedro the Music Man and a session with artist Senzeni Marasela whose exhibition, Waiting for Gebane, is opening at the museum.

The workshops run from 10 to 19 December during museum hours.

Entry for under 18s is free and all workshops are free.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum admission is R210 per adult or annual membership starting at R290. Purchase your admission ticket or membership here.

What’s on and when:

10 December 2020

Inspired by well-loved and new stories, children will explore the joy of creating their own totems and pop-up books.

10am – 12pm
For ages 6 – 8yrs

2pm – 4pm
For ages 9 – 12yrs

11 December 2020

Taking from the San story of the Blanket of the Sun, children will use printing techniques to paint patterned designs on cloth.

10am – 12pm
For ages 6 – 8yrs

2pm – 4pm
For ages 9 – 12yrs

12 December 2020

Bring the whole family for a morning of music and storytelling with the renowned Pedro the Music Man. An engaging storyteller, Pedro uses African musical instruments to bring to life tales filled with humour and adventure.

10am – 12pm
For ages 3 – 12yrs

17 December 2020

Inspired by Home Is Where The Art Is, children will choose from the exhibition’s Outside and Garden themes to work on their paintings. Working in acrylics and/or water-based painting mediums, they will explore the possibilities and magic of colour mixing and mark-making. Painting surfaces will be provided for children to express their ideas.

10am – 12pm
For ages 6 – 8yrs

2pm – 4pm
For ages 9 – 12yrs

18 December 2020

In these sessions, children will make a dream gift box to store their treasured possessions. Designs will borrow from artist Jody Paulsen who works with felt to create colourful collage tapestries.

10am – 12pm
For ages 6 – 8yrs

2pm – 4pm
For ages 9 – 12yrs

19 December 2020

Artist Senzeni Marasela drops by for a special workshop. Children will get to make dolls of their favourite characters and learn how to do embroidery in the style of the artist.

10am – 12pm
For ages 6 – 8yrs

2pm – 4pm
For ages 9 – 12yrs



School Programme

We offer 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 collection 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 below.

Combined tour and practical workshop

Themed educational tours are followed by a practical art-making workshop 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 sculptural wall hangings in the museum
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.

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.


We customise tours of or Permanent and Temporary Exhibitions for tertiary groups. Our classroom spaces can be used for tutorial or workshop purposes. Tours can be booked to take place on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Teacher Training

We offer teacher training the visual arts in collaboration with the Western Cape Education Department and NGOs.

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