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Lino Cut Workshop With Di Ackerman

On Saturday the 19th October, at the Peter Clark Art Centre, Di Ackerman presented us with her lino cut workshop – the last of this year’s SASA Winter Workshops .


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twelve eager artists arrived to “have fun” as Di often said, and what fun we all had. Di was very generous with her tips and tricks for cutting the lino just right, so we learned a lot at the same time. Some participants chose simple drawings but some were extremely intricate and detailed – those were the ones who had done this before!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone had a lovely day and walked away with four beautiful prints of their own work. A huge thank you to Peter – Di’s hubby – who did all the inking, we could not have done it with out him. It was suggested a beer was in order when he got home, but he said he’d settle for a shoulder and neck rub.

Thanks as well, to Irene Oxley, for organising it all!

 

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Plein Air Outing to Chart Farm

On Friday the 18th of October, Johan Pieterse arranged an outing to the beautiful Chart Farm – one of SASA members’ favourite venues for plein air painting. Although we were few in number, we had a lovely time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a perfect Cape Town spring day – windless and warm, without being too hot – and the peaceful environment inspired the beginnings of some wonderful work – sorry, no pics of work to show, as none were completed. We drew our inspiration from the amazing views, as well as the close-up details and the glorious scent of roses that surrounded us was an added bonus.

 

 

 

 

 

It was a first time outdoor painting experience for some of us, but we share our knowledge and learn from each other all the time and come back for more the next time around.

Thank you Johan. We’re looking forward to the next plein air treat!

 

 

 

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Plein Air Outing to Fish Hoek Beach

On Friday 27 September five of our artists had a fabulously creative morning at Fishoek Beach. We all spread out along the stretch of sand and had a wonderful time painting amidst the local dog walkers and holiday makers, who carefully stepped around us.

 

 

 

 

 

The weather was warm and perfect with just a bit of cloud in the sky, adding interest and texture – great for painting – while the sea showed off for us, displaying an amazing assortment of peacock colours, ranging from Indigo to turquoise.

 

 

 

 

 

We rounded off the session with Ice cream from the famous beach coffee shop. A very satisfying outing, inspiring some beautiful work and most enjoyed by all who were there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Johan Pieterse, for organising it for us.

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SASA Winter Workshop with Tony Durrheim

The first of this year’s Winter Workshops will be an oil landscape workshop with Eastern Cape artist, Tony Durrheim. Back by popular request, he has agreed to do a landscape workshop on 8 June.
The workshop will be held at the Scout Hall, 2 Greenford Road, next to Forries in Newlands.

To book please email secretary@sasa-artists.co.za

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Plein Air Outing to Groot Constantia

Friday 22 Feb was a glorious late Summer day, perfect for the SASA outing to Groot Constantia Wine Estate and we had eight artists joining us for some plein air painting.

 

 

 

 

 

Because of the beauty of the surroundings and diversity of subject matter – from historic buildings and duckponds to ancient oak trees and vineyards – Groot Constantia is a favourite amongst our members.

 

 

 

 

 

We spent the morning wandering and working and met at one of the restaurants for refreshments at midday, where we showed each other what we’d accomplished and exchanged ideas, ensuring we all left with a little more knowledge gained and a few extra tips.

 

 

 

 

 

Huge thanks must go to Karen – PRO of the Estate – for always welcoming us so warmly and for the generous gift of wine tasting vouchers for all participating artists.

Thanks as well to Johan Pieterse for organising the outing for us.

 

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SASA Plein Air Outing to Kommetjie

On Friday 18 January, we had a very different Kommetjie plein air encounter! The long – usually white, sunlit – beach was shrouded in cloud and the iconic lighthouse was very well camouflaged in that cloudy background.

 

 

 

 

 

The day started off overcast, with sunny patches and was surprisingly chilly for this time of year, yet still a few brave souls came out to do some painting.

 

 

 

 

It turned into quite an adventure, ending with the intrepid few painting in the rain. Far from feeling disheartened, our artists found the experience quite invigorating and some exciting works were produced.

Thank you, Johan Pieterse, for organising it for us and thanks Kommetjie – we’ll be back!