The next SASA Plein Air outing will be on Friday 30 November at the picturesque Chart Farm in Wynberg. See the latest newsletter for details and directions.
It’s “Plein Air Season” again and Johan Pieterse organised our first outing to the beautiful Buitenverwachting Wine Estate in Constantia, on Friday the 26th October.
This magnificent venue has a lot to offer in terms of choices of subject matter, with it’s historic Cape Dutch architecture, lush vineyards and roaming roosters. Or if it’s the little details you’re looking for, there are plenty of those to be discovered too.
We had a glorious morning capturing it all on paper and, lured by the scent of fresh roasted coffee, gathered at “The Beanery” at lunchtime.
These plein air outings have become very popular with our members and Buitenverwachting is one of the most favoured locations. Look out for the next outing, which will be sometime in November and spend a lovely day outside, connecting with other artists and topping up your reservoirs of inspiration.
Thanks Johan for a lovely day.
For the first SASA plein air outing of the season, Johan Pieterse has organised a visit to the Buitenverwachting Wine Estate. See the latest SASA newsletter for details.
Angela will be giving us a guided tour of the painting storage area, as well as the conservation and restoration areas of the SA National Gallery. See the latest SASA newsletter for details.
The last of the SASA Winter workshops for 2018 took place on Saturday 8 September at the Peter Clarke Art Centre in Newlands.
Maré Bruwer shared her knowledge and experience of the technique with us, as she took us through the delicate steps of the silk painting process, from the actual painting, where many “happy accidents” could – and did – happen, to the washing, ironing and finishing off of the final piece.
It was a wonderful workshop and totally different from anything else we’ve done, really taking us all out of our collective comfort zone and forcing us to explore and experiment with a brand new medium, where the inks didn’t behave as we expected them to.
A group of rather exhausted, yet very happy artists headed for home at the end of the day. Thank you Maré for a great workshop and thanks, Irene Oxley, for arranging it all.
On Saturday 8 September, Maré Bruwer will be giving a Silk Painting workshop at the Peter Clarke Art Centre in Newlands. For more details see this month’s news letter. If you’re interested in attending, email Liz Pearson at email@example.com
On Saturday 21 July we had a full studio at the Peter Clarke Art Centre, when Tony Durrheim shared his secrets with us in a one day workshop.
Mainly self-taught, Tony discovered a passion for painting in 2000, when he attended a painting demo, after leaving the police force. We were regaled with tales of his life in and leaving of “the force”, keeping us well entertained throughout the day.
Tony’s love of the sea grew from his experiences as a young surfer in the 70s and shows in the mood and movement of his many seascapes, for which he is most well known.
The workshop was very fast paced – we completed a seascape in oil and acrylic in just over three hours – exhilarating for some, nerve-wracking for others – as Tony gave us all sorts of tips and “cheats” that he uses to enhance the watery effects in his work.
Tony’s advice to would-be artists “….you’ve got to have your own studio and you’ve got to paint every day…..the more you paint, the easier it becomes.”
Tony Durrheim, expert in painting water in all its forms, will be giving a workshop at the Peter Clarke Art Centre in Newlands on 21 July, using acrylics and oils. For more info, please see the June SASA newsletter.
The first of the SASA Winter Workshops for 2018 took place at the Peter Clarke Art Centre on Saturday May 26.
Gabriella Kaplan introduced us to a whole new world of mixed media and a whole new way of looking at art. She encouraged us to use and experiment with the most amazing array of materials, to – in her own words – “Explore with curiosity; Be open to the unexpected; Reconnect with yourself; See with new eyes; Still the judges within; Trust the process; Rediscover intuitive responses; Unblock the creativity within”
Gabriella gently guided us through the process, allowing each new step to emerge naturally, bringing out the best in all of us.
The morning was about self exploration – where you are and where you have come from – and culminated in each person’s presentation of “self” in a painting and in words.
A very relaxing and non-judgemental workshop. Many thanks to Gabriella for presenting it and to Irene Oxley for organising it.
On Saturday 26 May, contemporary artist, Gabriella Kaplan, will be giving a workshop using a multitude of mixed media. The workshop will be held at the Peter Clarke (formerly Frank Joubert) Art Centre. Please see the SASA newsletter for more details.