Artist Proof Studio
managed by J. Watts
ARTIST PROOF STUDIO is a quality Art Education Centre that specializes in printmaking through a variety of diverse partnerships with creative young artists, established professional artists, community groups, patrons and funders.
Founded in 1991 by Kim Berman and Nhlanhla Xaba, Artist Proof Studio (APS) is situated in the Newtown Cultural Precinct of inner-city Johannesburg. It was established as an art centre that promotes democratic values of reconciliation, cultural diversity, equality, and above all, a culture that celebrates human rights. APS is a not-for-profit Section 21 company, formally registered in 1995.
The APS Vision is: to create a professional studio founded on a sense of shared humanity where people of talent and passion can reach for excellence in art-making to achieve self-sustainability.
Our Mission is: to provide an environment to develop people with a common set of values, expressed in the notion of ubuntu, who have talent and passion to achieve artistic excellence.
APS focuses on printmaking, including lithography, etching, drypoint, silk-screening and mixed media. Each year we train between 80 and 100 learners from disadvantaged backgrounds to become professional artists and well-rounded citizens who make a difference in their communities and society as a whole.
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