COSDEF Arts and Crafts Centre


In 2009, COSDEF introduced the National Arts and Craft Project in Swakopmund.

COSDEF Arts & Crafts Centre is a training facility in the creative field offering a range of creative courses. The Centre’s goal is to improve community training and product development in the arts and crafts sector by making it more responsive to identified individual and market needs in order to increase income generation, thereby uplifting the community so that they can become self-sustainable. The Centre is a leader in the provision of outreach short courses in arts and craft product development, embedded with entrepreneurship as well as business mentoring and support.

We also offer conference facilities, restaurant, events and a purely Namibian Craft shop where we show case and sell craft from craft groups around Namibian, who most receive training and mentorship from our OYETU Creative Craft outreach program

  • Jewellery Design & Manufacturing NQA Level 2
  • Jewellery Design & Manufacturing NQA Level 3
  • Fashion Design and Accessories NQA Level 2
  • Clothing Production with Fashion Design Specialisation NQA Level 3
  • Visual Arts, Craft and Design NQA Level 2



  • Leather Craft and Design Level 2
  • Graphic Design Level 2
  • Leather Craft & Design: Handmade, small leather goods
  • Leather Craft & Design: Handbag Making
  • Leather Craft & Design: Sandal Making
  • Basic Jewellery Design & Manufacturing: Cold Connections (Riveting, bonding & linking)
  • Basic Jewellery Design & Manufacturing: Hot Connections (Soldering)
  • Fashion Design: Beginners Creative Sewing, Sewing Technology, Pattern Making
  • Fashion Design: Advanced Creative Sewing, Sewing Technology, Pattern Making
  • Computer Graphic Design: Intro to Adobe Illustrator
  • Computer Graphic Design: Advanced Adobe Illustrator

Centre Manager: Ms. Michelle //Inixas

Phone : +264-64- 406122
Email :
Address : PO Box 4230 Vineta, Swakopmund
C/o Swakopmund Airport Road & B2/Sam Nujoma
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