Art Retreats and Creative Art Weekends

Experience surface design and experimental layering that will bring a unique and exciting level to your artwork using new methods and materials.

Meet like minded people with a passion for creative development.

 

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ART RETREAT PROGRAM

 

Arriving in Stilbaai is a heavenly experience. As you drive into the village you experience a feeling of wellbeing, peace and harmony. You could go for a long walk on the white beach, discover the rock pools, swim in the lagoon or watch the sunset before having dinner.

Discussing and demonstrating amazing possibilities when using paper, acrylics, oils, charcoal, pallet knife, brushes, wet on wet, blocking, stencils, cements, deco and other textures.

No stress as there will be many ideas and examples available. I will first illustrate what to look for and how to start, so that you will know exactly what to do.

Visit the local Stilbaai harbour to do some diary sketches of the light house, beautiful sea cottages, birds, fishing boats and the sea.

Prepare a canvas by using the techniques demonstrated.

An art demonstration will show you how you can use easy screen printing art methods to use in your paintings, tablecloths, bedding and even change your wardrobe of existing clothes!

After screen printing on an art article you can take home.

Mono-printing is another exiting art printing method that will be demonstrated. You will then do your own mono-print painting.

Live figure sketching

Choose a pre-prepared canvas of your choice or if you choose to do so, prepare a canvas for yourself.

Jewellery day! Use recycled materials, beads, wire, cement and other mediums to create a unique piece of jewelry to take home.

We look at all your art and decide on a piece that you want to frame. I then show you how to paint and decorate a wooden frame by using transfers, special paint and other interesting objects.

 

 

CREATIVE ART WEEKEND

 

Complete a painting using cement, paint, charcoal, stencils, photo transfers, wax etc. No stress as there will be many ideas and examples available. I will first illustrate what to look for and how to start, so that you will know exactly what to do.

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Screen printing on fabric – complete an article such as pillow case, or runner  or scarf etc.  Bring along an old jean or t-shirt (cotton) that you want to upcycle! – fun!

Jewellery day! Complete an article – hot metal leaf or flower – stunning!