Unleash your creativity and beat the mid-year slump, by taking up that art class you’ve always wanted to try your hand at, yet somehow never got around to.
These classes are perfectly suited to beginners, offering weekly classes or set workshops particularly tailored for a newbie’s mind.
Candle Making at the Crafty Corner, Johannesburg
Dare yourself to make the most colourful candle at the Crafty Corner’s fun-filled candle making classes in Randburg.
R580 will ensure your seat in the class, which will include a light vegetarian lunch. Remember to take your candles home with you after.
Printmaking with Judy Woodborne, Cape Town
Printmaker and painter, Judy Woodborne, offers classes to beginners and more advanced adults interested in printmaking and etching at a studio space in Observatory on Wednesday afternoons (14:00-17:00), Wednesday evenings (18:00-21:00), and Friday mornings (10:30-13:30).
An upcoming 6-week ‘Introduction to Etching’ workshop will be taught by Michele Rolstone and commences 1 August. Costs run at R1550 per person and will include a basic starter kit.
Flower Encounter with Shena Macdonald & Alanna Deall, KwaZulu-Natal
Twin sisters, Shena Macdonald and Alanna Deall regularly host an oil painting workshop named ‘Flower Encounter’. Participants, both inexperienced and experienced, are taught to paint large florals using only oils. The next workshop will take place in Bergville for three days starting 25 July.
Painting at WHOW Studios, Cape Town
Brush up on your painting skills or finally finish that watercolour Protea you promised yourself you would make time for with an informal beginners painting class.
WHOW Studios in Durbanville offers a weekly class on Monday mornings for adults, beginners and advanced, from 09:30 until 12:30. These classes are presented by Nadia Viljoen and cost R250 per session (materials not included).
Contact [email protected] to register for a class, or call the studio directly at (+27) 219766784.
The Fine Arts Workshop, Johannesburg
Attend the ‘Foundation Drawing Course’ at The Fine Arts Workshop Studio in Sandton. Learn to work with pencil, charcoal, and ink during 8 weekly classes every Saturday morning, beginning 25 August.
Costs are R4500 per person and include notes and refreshments, but excludes materials.
The studio also offers open classes with Taryn Millar on either Tuesday or Thursday mornings. Every class is approximately three hours long and will cost R800 per month to attend one class each week.
MiClay’s Personal Workshops at Michele’s Pottery & Studio, Port Elizabeth
Organise a craft party for yourself and a few friends as you learn to sculpt a pot, mosaic a candle holder, or paint your very own clay creation. A minimum of 6 adults is required for these informal workshops with no prior knowledge required.
Email [email protected] to reserve a session or visit www.miclay.com.
Clay Café Ceramic Painting, Cape Town
Spend an afternoon or two at the Clay Café in Hout Bay where you will be able to paint an unfired bisque item (already-made pottery piece) of your choice in a beautifully scenic environment.
Each participant will pay R40 plus the additional value of the item chosen and may collect it after it is fired and glazed. Food and drink is also available to purchase at the café itself so be sure to keep a full day open for this creative outing.
Book a table for yourself and a few friends by visiting the Clay Café’s website at www.claycafe.co.za.
- By features writer, Marike Watson