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Mixed Media Workshop with Gabriella Kaplan

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.

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Winter Workshop with Derric Van Rensburg

Our Winter Workshop on 26 August at the Peter Clarke Art Centre featured Derric Van Rensburg, a renowned and accomplished artist. He shared with us his own personal spin on the art of painting with acrylics.

 

 

Derric was his usual entertaining and informative self and the lucky group of SASA members who’d managed to secure their place on the workshop, enjoyed a light-hearted, yet highly rewarding day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derric weaved his magic, demonstrating different techniques on two landscapes and a figure study, giving us the chance to experience and experiment with his unique use of tools and materials, producing wonderfully vibrant and colourful compositions.

 

 

 

 

Thank you Derric for another successful and enjoyable event. It’s no wonder there’s always a waiting list for your workshops! 🙂

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Laura Wenman Winter Workshop

The second in our 2015 winter workshop series took place on Saturday 20 July at the Frank Joubert Art Centre.

For those who missed it earlier this year, Laura Wenman again shared with us her delightfully drippy oil painting technique. A technique that will loosen up even the tightest control freak.

It’s both fun and effective and the SASA members who took part enjoyed themselves immensely, while creating beautiful paintings and adding a new skill to their collection.

The end of the day saw smiling faces all round and contented artists heading home after a most  satisfying day.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks Laura for a really worthwhile workshop.