Saturday, March 29, 2014

We had a full house for our March monthly meeting and it was great to see Mike at the door again - welcome back Mike!

A welcome back kiss!

Our guest speaker was Danish pencil artist, Kaspar Købke, whose monochromatic drawings are large scale and ultra realistic, often taking him months to complete.

Denzil helping Kaspar set up

When he's not immersed in his own work, he teaches children to draw and what he passes on to them is more than just drawing skills, but life-skills as well. To use his own words -  drawing is "more than lines."

Kaspar gave an extremely interesting talk and interactive demo, which put drawing in a whole new perspective. As one member commented - "An inspiration! With a teacher like that, any fool can draw!"

Kaspar is in Cape Town with the CICLO art education project, which launched on 1 March 2014 at the Design Indaba conference, in collaboration with the Frank Joubert Art Centre. The three images above come from the CICLO website.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Art in the Park Rondebosch

On the 5th of April we'll be holding our first Art in the Park for 2014 at Rondebosch Park in Campground Road. This is our first exhibition in this venue and because of its greater visibility and the amount of passing traffic, it promises to be the best yet.

Art in the Park December 2013

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


What a wonderful, exciting day!! Today we had the fortune to visit 3 Art Studios of 3 exceptional artists, Wyn Roussouw, Tony Grogan and Gavin Collins.
With a record turn out of 20+ artists, everyone learnt the importance of colour mixing exercises, the importance of sketching and sketch books and had the fortune of watching Gavin Collins do a quick demo in his super large new studio space.

Studio of Wyn Roussouw

studio of Tony Grogan

Gavin Collins Art Studio