Healing through art

Vannesa Moolman, volunteer, Qadirah Hendricks, art student and Sandra Moses-Green, founder of San Creations in Parkwood, standing in front of the womens artwork on display.

San Creations in Parkwood has launched their first anniversary art exhibition.

Sandra Moses-Green, San Creations founder and a domestic violence counsellor, teaches women how to make art by using recycled materials.

She completed a counselling course through NGO Mosaic in 2014 and started using art in her counselling sessions as a means of therapy.

She started the art classes for women last year with limited resources, mostly using her own money for materials, such as beads, fabric and leather but she was able to find a sponsor for some items.

Ms Moses Green said she teaches abused women how to cope with life and how to become entrepreneurs.

“I wanted to make a difference in the community,” she said.

Ms Moses-Green was also in an abusive relationship, but said she overcame it, and “I am now
best of friends with my ex husband.”

She said she also invites the youth to join after school when she gets a dance and music instructor to teach them kwaito and hip hop.

If anyone wants to join the art class, they can call Ms Moses-Green on 079 941 5815.