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.
Kim Berman and Nhlanhla Xaba founded Artist Proof Studio (APS) in 1991.
The studio, situated in the Newtown Cultural Precinct of inner-city Johannesburg, was established in response to a call by Nelson Mandela to all South Africans to participate in the building of a new, democratic society that would promote 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.
APS focuses on intaglio and relief printmaking processes, including lithography and silk-screening and other mixed media printing techniques. We train between 80 and 100 learners annually; learners come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to become professional artists and well-rounded citizens who make a difference in their communities and society as a whole.