A course that explores the importance of play! We'll explore visual forms of play from across cultures and through the ages – find out what connects ancient Aztec boardgames to Modern Art, discover the delights of Victorian paper theatres and Turkish peep boxes;  journey from 18th century optical toys to the evolution of Netflix. From the psychbology and philosophy to the practicalities of play, this is a creative course that invites play, not only into your studio but into all areas of life.

20th SEPT - 8th NOV  Wednesdays 6pm (SAST)

R2400 / $125

Image: Toy Theatre c 1890’s


This new course explores how drawing has been used through the ages to visualise the unknown, the invisible, and the mythic. Here be monsters! We'll work with observational, as well as imaginative exercises in this course. A great way to summon the muses.

19 JULY - 6 SEPT Wednesdays 6pm (SAST)

Image: From the History of Wizards and Witches, 1720


This set of four classes considers the representation of food through the ages, sampling the delights of both art history and cookbook illustration. From the egg to the egg-whisk,  this course explores the tactile, sensual resonances between preparing or eating food  –  and drawing it.

Great for anyone who loves to eat or spend time in the kitchen. Includes bonus recipes from famous artists!

12th APRIL - MAY 3rd / Wed 6pm (SAST)

Image: Eliot Hodgkins, Five Oyster Shells, 1961


An eight part kaleidoscopic, myth-busting, whistle-stop tour through colour theory, and the history and psychology of colour. Apart from introducing a riot of colourful characters and ideas, this course also devotes time to practical exploration and colour play, with a focus on different coloured drawing mediums.

10th MAY - 8th JUNE / WEDNESDAYS 6pm

Image: Moses Harris, The Natural System of Colours, c1770


 WEDNESDAY 6pm SAST / watch for dates

This class gives some background to the Drawing with Mindfulness philosophy and is also an introduction to some simple drawing exercises. If you're unsure about signing up for a course or a drop-in class, you're welcome to attend this one to find out more and get a feel for the classes.

Image: Albrecht Durer’s Monkey Dance 1523


The OG Drawing with Mindfulness course - an eight part introduction to the foundations of observational drawing. Through a study of historical and contemporary artworks, and a combination of online and offline exercises, this course covers the elements of line, form, tone, texture, and composition. The course includes an introduction to the principles of drawing with mindfulness, a tutorial on drawing tools and mediums, and a class on working with mistakes. This is also a revitalising refresher for practicing artists.

JAN - MARCH 2024


Image: Giorgio Morandi, Still Life with Five Objects, 1956


Wednesdays/Thursdays 6pm SAST

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R 200 per session

Image: Francisco Goya, Young Witch Flying on a Rope, 1828

I have always been embarrassed by the squiggles that come out of my fingers and I am now drawing with great joy. It is a very thoughtful exploration of drawing as a medium and a catalyst for making marks that express something.”  Brenda

“Loving the classes and drawing again. It’s reigniting the fun in my practice, and reminding me why I love making.”Ruby

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