Cosdef to host paint and wine evening

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Artists and the general public can come and showcase their artistic talent at a COSDEF organised "Wine and Paint" evening.
Shaldon Johannes
The Community Skills Development Foundation (COSDEF) Arts & Crafts will be hosting a “Wine and Paint” evening with the aim of creating an opportunity for people to relax and do something creative and artistic in Swakopmund.

Artist Sem Amuthitu, who has been the visual arts trainer at the centre, will be the facilitator of this event on 20 August. A fee of N$300 is payable by interested individuals.

The marketing coordinator at the Arts & Crafts centre, Jessica le Grangé, explained that everyone is welcome to join. "People don’t need any past artistic experience. Sem will take the guests through a step-by-step painting exercise, creating an expressionistic landscape"

COSDEF over the past few years has been hosting this initiative to allow people to find a medium to express their thoughts and feeling through painting.

"We have had several Paint & Wine evenings over the past two years. This will be our fourth one for this year. It will once again be a truly fun evening of painting and drinking wine or juice if you prefer. Art just makes life more enjoyable and it’s good for your mental health."

The COSDEF centre serves as a selling and value-added outlet for arts and craft products produced at COSDEF and from local producers around the country. The Arts & Crafts centre’s new building sponsored by MCA Namibia was inaugurated in November 2014.

The centre now offers a range of short and long courses in art and craft development as well as hosting its very own Namibian Craft Collection Shop & Gallery. The centre also offers conference & theatre facilities, restaurant, catering services and food stalls and several established craft shops and SME incubation units.