Mari Lecanides-Arnott

Mari Lecanides-Arnott co-ordinates and teaches life and object drawing, colour theory, graphic design, and industrial design in the Design Foundation Course, and drawing in surface design first-year in the Faculty of Informatics and Design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa. She previously taught in the School of Art and Design at the Cape Technikon from 1982 to 1992. For the next ten years she practised professionally as an artist, exhibiting in numerous group shows and two solo exhibitions (South Africa 1996 and France 1998), before returning to teaching in 2003. Since 2010, she has presented conference papers nationally and internationally. She has continued with research on the role of foundation education in design since graduating with a master’s degree in 2012.