Thank you Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts



Art for AIDS International would like to extend their gratitude to Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts for holding and participating in workshops for the fourth year in a row. Thank you to the staff and students who took part in the two workshops held throughout the first week of November.

Artists behind December's Lester B. Pearson School for the Art's exhibit


The unique and beautiful student created pieces will be on display in an exhibit held throughout the month of December.

We look forward to many more workshops in the years to come.

Exciting New Collection from South Africa: Exhibit Coming Soon

We are very happy to share with you some samples of the beautiful  new pieces of art work that were produced earlier this month in South Africa.  Art for AIDS International thanks the staff and students at Seeds of Light Orphanage, Shobianya High School, Buffelshoek High SchoolLowveld Academy, Southern Cross School, New Dawn Arts Centre and all who participated in the Train the Trainer workshop in Acornhoek.

You can see for yourself the talent and passion for art in these young participants.   Art for AIDS International plans to return to South Africa in the near future for an exhibit of this impressive body of work.  There will be an exhibit in Canada as well in late November.  We hope to see many of you there.

33 Students at Southern Cross School

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Lots of happy smiles at Art for AIDS International's second workshop of the day today at South Cross School, Hoedspruit.  Thank you for your enthusiasm!

Busy Morning with New Friends at Lowveld Academy

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Students were very busy searching for images to use in their collages.  It is a very personal selection process.  They seem eager to get started.


Two new friends who wanted a picture with Executive Director, Hendrikus Bervoets.  Many thanks to the students and teachers at Lowveld Academy in Hoedspruit for the hospitality.

Visiting Some Artists in Africa

In Limpopo, South Africa, we found some artists hard at work supporting their families with beautiful artwork created on looms.

It was wonderful to bring a few small items back to Canada as a reminder of these hard-working visionaries.

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Sharing a message of hope and the value of life with young workshop students in Acornhoek, South Africa.


Learning about how art can carry a message of social justice.  Also getting some ideas for their own masterpieces.NewDawn6


Many thanks to all our new friends for the warm welcome!


Inspiring Train the Trainer workshop

Train the Trainer workshops are a very special way that Art for AIDS International hopes to make it possible for many more workshops to happen in parts of the world that need them the most.  Also, it is our goal to have culturally appropriate facilitators for the communities we seek to serve.


This past weekend a workshop for potential new facilitators was held at the New Dawn Arts Center in Acornhoek, South Africa.  Participants included two doctors who have been treating HIV and AIDS patients for many years.  NewDawn2 NewDawn3 NewDawn4 NewDawn5

Shobianya High School

It was a pleasure today to work with students of Shobianya High School.  Great to see their smiles as they get started creating new masterpieces.




The results speak for themselves.  These beautiful pieces will be available for purchase in a few weeks in our online store.



The first collage of the workshop.  It's a keeper!  Shobianya6


Art for AIDS International would like to thank Wendy for organizing this workshop and the teacher, Walter.




Snapshots of South Africa

NoAnimalsSept3This photo was taken by our Art for AIDS International workshop facilitator on September 3, 2015.  No animals at this watering hole.

RiverSept3The riverbed was dry after three months of no rain. But the very next day....

A big difference.  But one day of rain will not make the river flow.  What a privilege to experience the nature and setting of this part of our world.

Winning Smiles at Buffelshoek Trust High School.

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Buffelshoek Trust High School.  The tables are ready and here come the students for their workshop...

They learn about art from around the world.

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More instructions on how to create collages.

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And sharing the results of their efforts.

The workshop was a great success, as you can see from these faces.

Great work, everyone!