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Adult Education

Adult Education classes will resume from Monday 3 May 2021. Strick Covid 19 protocols in place.

A B C Drawing (Adult Beginners Class)

A B C DRAWING (Adult Beginners Class)                                    ALEX DOWNES

Come and enjoy a glass of wine and some relaxing music while you get creative

Line, shape, texture and colour can be expressed in a variety of ways

  • Line drawing, contour & negative shapes
  • 3 D shapes and shading techniques 
  • Oil pastel, pencil & crayon techniques
  • Life drawing and still life
  • Perspective




Water soluble COLOURED PENCILS (Aquarelle). 


1 Sheet of SUGAR PAPER (Deep Pink A3 size)

*All materials available at ARTSAUCE or BRUSH & CANVAS


7 (14 hours)

Dates and times:   

Thursday evenings 18h15 to 20h15

 23 January to 5 March 2020






All enquiries and bookings:      ant.alex.downes@gmail.com    072 242 0266 / 021 689 3966 6

ABC Painting (Adult Beginners Class) Acrylics & Oils

A B C PAINTING (Adult Beginners Class)

ACRYLICS & OILS                                                            ALEX DOWNES

Come and enjoy a glass of wine and some relaxing music while you get creative

THE FIRST SESSION WILL TEACH colour mixing and the beginning of your landscape using complimentary colours
Experiment & learn using a variety of painting techniques
Explore colour mixing, composition, mixed media etc. 



   2B pencil

   No 5, No 10,  No 18 flat brushes

   No 6 & No 10 Acrylic soft pointed brush 

Tubes of acrylic paint:  deep rose, red, mid-yellow, ultramarine, burnt sienna, burnt umber, yellow ochre, orange, leaf green, Naples yellow, Payne’s grey & white & and any other colours that you may   wish to add.
3 x Canvas ( first session 600x400mm & after that you may buy a size of your choice)

1st lesson – 2 x photocopies of Van Gogh landscapes showing background, mid ground & foreground     ( i.e. mountains, fields, trees etc.)  We will crop and use these to learn composition, perspective and brush strokes.



DATES: 22 January to 4 March 2020


PRICE: R 1350


All enquiries and bookings:      ant.alex.downes@gmail.com    072 242 0266 / 021 689 3966

Art and Design Identity

Ilhaam Behardien

This unique course provides an educational atmosphere where who you are counts as much as ‘what you know’.  You are guided to reach and express your own unique authentic voice and be taught the appropriate techniques and methodologies that are required for you to express yourself. This is achieved through suggested research, collaborative learning and individual consulatation, as well as supervised production.

This course is suitable for a student intending to apply for any higher education Art & Design programme or someone who wishes to develop their artist identity for its own sake or towards establishing a career as a professional practicing artist. There is an emphasis on portfolio development and our participating students’ applications for higher education programmes and solo exhibitions tend to be successful.

I ran the Fine Art Department at the Ruth Prowse School of Art for 15 years and have lectured for over 20 years.  I have a Master’s degree in the Philosophy of Education, specializing in Higher Education Studies. I’m a practicing artist and own a business that sells artist’s solvents made from oranges.  My teaching ethos is ‘to challenge without harm’.

Requirements: 1) Pinterest account – create a board called A&DID followed by your name (e.g. A&DID/Tandi) and collect pins of images (art and non-art) that engage you

2) Visual diary and pen

3) Materials, substrates and formats will be determined during the process

Days & Times: Thursday evenings, 6 to 9 pm

Date: TBC 2020

Sessions: 9 sessions

Price: R 3870.00

Enquiries/Booking: Ilhaam Behardien


ilhaam@susbus.co.za / ilhaambehardien@gmail.comail.com

Art For The Soul



New: Group Classes

Mondays and Fridays 10:30 -12:30

Small Groups no more than 4 people

A safe and happy space to begin your creative journey.

R150 per class payable in advance.



   Individual Classes 

   Tuesdays and Wednesdays           

   Mornings: 09:00 – 11:00  or 12:00–14:00

   Evenings: 19:00 – 21:00

   R250 per class payable in advance

It’s fun, relaxed, well structured and perfect for beginners who want to learn to express themselves creatively in different mediums but also great for the more advanced who want to explore new ideas.

Experience the excitement of artmaking with pencils, charcoal, pastels, watercolours, acrylics and mixed media.

Learn to apply the elements and principles of design in projects chosen according to your preference. Landscape, portrait, figure studies, abstract and expressive mixed media are among the choices.

Cost: Individual Classes:  R2000 (8 sessions)

Group Classes: R1200 (8 sessions)

(R300 Deductable deposit on booking)

Includes: One-on-one instruction in an attractive garden setting

Individual classes – 0nly one student per class

Art materials provided for first 3 classes

Refreshments and notes.      

Contact: Ellie Boolsen 

Email: mboolsen@iburst.co.za

Call/Sms: 0827006636 for more information

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Art of Painting

ART OF PAINTING                                                       VIVIAN VAN DER MERWE

Course outline: 

  • Tuition is highly individualised, encouraging you to develop your own style in relation to your personal concerns and aspirations as a painter.
  • The goal is that of further developing your visual and artistic skill through engaging with composition, form, colour, general aesthetics and all aspects of painting technique.
  •  Each student is guided according to his/her own personal circumstances (how much additional time you have to paint, etc.) so there is no single outcome set for the group as a whole.

About Vivian van der Merwe:

  • Since completing his MFA Degree at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 1984, Vivian held lecturing appointments in Painting and Drawing at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth and then at Stellenbosch University. 
  • Having taught Painting to BA Fine Art and Masters Students, he also served as an external examiner at various South African art institutions for many years. 
  • Past students include Marlene Steyn, Gina Heyer, Claire Menck, Greg Schultz, Oliver Chennells, Sanell Aggenbach, Francois Smit, Liza Grobler, Amy Ellenbogen and many others who have established successful professional careers in the art world.
  • In 2012 he left full-time academia and decided to teach much more selectively in order to dedicate more time to his own painting.

DAYS/TIMES:  Thursdays: 18h30 – 21h00      

DATES:            16 January 2020 – 5 March 2020

PRICE:             R 2000 for 8 sessions

CONTACT:       (021) 880-2737 [home/studio]

                         082 961-9519 [mobile]


Beginners Ceramic Lessons
Sharde Roux

Hand building of functional and sculptural work

Lessons in:

  • pinching
  • coiling
  • slab work
  • engraving/impression work
  • underglazing
  • finishing

Decoration with a broad range of ceramic media.
Fun, Social and Relaxing lessons with Product/ Spacial design teacher Sharde Roux.
Lovely secure environment, safe parking.
Work will be weighed and R25.00 per kg will be charged to cover clay, glaze and firing.


Days & Times: THURSDAY : 18h00 – 20h00
Sessions: 6 Sessions
Dates: TBC
Price: R1200
Enquiries & Booking: Sharde Roux

Botanical Drawing & Art (Beginners Class)

BOTANICAL DRAWING & ART                                                         ELNA LUBBE

(Beginners class)                                                                                   

You will learn to do detailed botanical drawing from plants and flowers created by careful observation and the practice of pencil drawing skills and shading techniques. Watercolour techniques will follow, of which some exercises will be more spontaneous in application. This introductory course will prepare you to work on your own after completion, or you can choose to continue with the intermediate course.  

These classes will be suitable for anyone who loves nature and would like to create botanical art in a peaceful environment.

Students will be encouraged to work in the style that becomes their own and to create vibrant, realistic drawings.


  • All plant specimens will be supplied throughout the course.
  • Pencils in h, hb, 3b, 4b, 6b and sharpener.
  • Water colour brush shape and sizes: round, 0 and 2 and a cheap synthetic mixing brush. 
  • Water colours: Cotmans watercolour tubes, Lemon Yellow, Permanent Rose, Intense blue (pthalo blue) and Sap green, or if you have good quality watercolours of your own, bring those.
  • 1 X Paint well or a plastic ice cube tray +- 8 -10 wells for colour mixing.
  • 1 X A3 multi-media sketch pad (or water colour pad, Hot pressed, smooth, 350gsm) or individual sheets as we progress.
  • 1 X Sketch pad.

Days and times:            Wednesdays: 18h55 – 20h55

Sessions:                         7

Dates:                              29 January to 11 March 2020

Price:                                R1400

Enquiries & Booking:     Elna Lubbe

                                           Cell: 082 784 2678


NOTE: Intermediate learners also welcome!

Chocolate Workshop (for beginners) with SHEILAGH HERRINGER

With the emphasis on health and creativity – using two world renouned chocolate brands, Lindt and Callebaut, making moulded chocolates and truffles…….plus more.

Not only will you and a friend ( or partner) enjoy an interesting and fun morning, you will have acquired a life long skill and learnt a new hobby.

To ensure a place (I only book 2 people at a time) I ask for half the amount upfront as a deposit.

DAYS: Every Wednesday and Saturday morning

TIME: 10:30 – 13:00

DATES: Phone for dates 

PRICE: R500 all inclusive for two people

ADDRESS: The Chocolate Studio, 4 Chess Close, Newlands (Just down the road from the Peter Clarke Art Centre).                                          

All enquiries & bookings:  Sheilagh 021 671 2067 / 079 153 705  sheilagh@mweb.co.za

Classes in Oil Painting

CLASSES IN OIL PAINTING                                                    DEON LIEBENBERG

(For beginners and more advanced students)

Individual tuition in a small group – beginners to advanced; 

    • basic grounding in oil painting technique, colour theory, composition, tonal modelling, expression, abstraction and the use of subject-matter and concepts.
    • Students are encouraged to develop their own style and vision – one that is a true expression of their experience and perception of the world they live in.  
    • To this end the course is tailored and adapted to the individual requirements of each student.

    DAYS & TIMES: Thursdays:  19h00 – 21h00     


    DATES: 16 January  – 5 March 2020

    PRICE: R1500.00

    CONTACT: Deon Liebenberg:   082 726 0722 deon.liebenberg125@gmail.com

    • Deon Liebenberg has lectured in colour, painting, drawing, life drawing and related fine art subjects at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology from 1984 to 2016. He has also done short spells as a visiting lecturer at Stellenbosch University’s Department of Fine Art. 
    • Currently he works as art director at a leading Cape Town based architectural visualization studio.
    • He is also active as a research fellow at CPUT, regularly publishing articles in academic journals, both local and international, on art history, architecture, and on myth. 
    • He has had a number of solo exhibitions of his paintings, as well as taking part in group exhibitions.
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Experimental Art

EXPERIMENTAL ART ( For adults at all levels! )

Discover the magic of creativity through exciting experimental art classes.  Classes will include painting on garments, creating designer sushi pillows, furniture surface painting, contemporary embroidery & collage using a wide range of techniques and materials.

Requirements: An urge to discover, experiment & create!

Materials will be provided for the first 2 classes

Course Structure:

Lesson 1 and 2: Designer sushi pillows (Experimental pillow shapes with paint and modern embroidery)

Lesson 3 and 4: Designer garments (Create your own designer shirt that you can wear with pride.)

Lesson 5, 6 and 7: Furniture surface painting (Transform your plain coffee table into a masterpiece using experimental paint techniques and collage )

DAY AND TIMES:        TUESDAY MORNINGS   9:00 – 12:00

DATES:                       TBC

SESSIONS:                 7

PRICE:                        R 1000

CONTACT:                  Anna Shneor : 076 2838277


More about Anna Shneor:  www.facebook.com/AnnaShneorArt/

Fabric Painting (Beginners to Advanced)

Learn to paint subjects ranging from flowers to animals.     WENDY ADRIAAN

All paint for main design supplied.  You supply your extender, border and background paints; extra quantities available to purchase for your convenience.

REQUIREMENTS:  Brushes, size 3 and 5 flat, sponge, art apron, old hand towel, soft pencil, scissors, masking tape, ruler, extender.

SESSIONS:         8   

You have the option of choosing a design offered by me or your own choice.


Tuesdays from 21 January to 17 March 2020 at 10h00

Wednesday mornings at 10h30

Friday afternoons at 14h30

Saturday at 09h00 and 11h30.

*Classes offered in Pinelands

*Kids and adult parties offered as well

PRICE: R70  per lesson for 3 or more lessons

R80 per lesson for single lessons

All Enquiries and bookings:   Wendy – 021 531 8076 / 082 391 4954


Mini Introduction To Art Therapy
Angela Rackstraw
This is a 6 hour workshop, where you will discover more about Art Therapy. It will be experientially based, but will also involve some discussion and information sharing. This workshop will be especially relevant to Grade 12 learners and others thinking of exploring Art Therapy as a possible career. Or you could be wishing to enrich your creative process or journey, or perhaps you are a counsellor or therapist wishing to understand a little more about art-making in a therapeutic space.

Dates will be finalised once there is a waiting list of at least 5 people. The workshop will take place on a Friday or during the school holidays. These will be repeated as necessary.

For all enquiries, please contact Angela Rackstraw, an (HPCSA registered) Art Therapist with over 20 years of experience and a passion for teaching. Angela often teaches on the Art Therapy training programme in Cork, Ireland and regularly supervises foreign Art Therapy interns here in Cape Town as part of their clinical training

Enquiries & Booking: Angela Rackstraw
021 6839654 or fax: 0866722896


Come and join Kim Winder, local mosaic artist who is gaining momentum in the art world, for a creative journey in mosaic where you will learn the necessary technical and product knowledge to prepare and make forever heirloom pieces, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.  

You will be inspired in a fun environment, to explore colour and design, using a variety of deliciousness – glass tiles; ceramic tiles; beach glass; beads; porcelain, glass nuggets etc.  Please feel free to bring along any special/found items – shells, old costume jewellery etc. The options are limitless!

Through the course, you will gain the necessary confidence required to continue a journey in mosaic and complete and take home your pieces, fully polished and sealed.

 I look forward to sharing with you all the knowledge I have gained through my journey in mosaic and am excited to see your own interpretations, creativity and expressions unfold as you explore this limitless and hugely satisfying ancient form of art.  

5 lessons @ R300 ea = R1500.00 (R500 deposit; balance upon commencement of course or by arrangement)

Full Term Special:  10 lessons @ R280 ea = R2800 (R500 deposit; balance upon commencement of course or by arrangement)

Choices for 5 week course:

Either a teapot planter OR a 400mm diameter round mirror

** For students who are quick, there will be a bonus option of a hearts, crosses and glass candle holder etc**

If you do full term special, you can do both items.

Dates and times to be confirmed.

Enquiries and Bookings: 

Kim Winder:  0832662899 OR email kimschwerdtfeger@telkomsa.net 


Oil Painting Basics

OIL PAINTING BASICS                                                                              ELIZABETH PEARSON


Learn the basics of oil painting – from how to mix your colours, tonal values, composition and perspective.  Knowing the basics allows you to free up for the actual exciting process of painting in this wonderful, flexible medium.

Classes are on-going throughout the year.  Studio is based in Kenilworth area.

PRICE: R440 a month payable monthly in advance.

The cost applies whether you attend class or not or whether there are 4 or 5 weeks in the month

TIME: 9.30 – 12.30

REQUIREMENTS: A4 Sketch book, 2B and 4B pencils, putty rubber.  Basic colours of Cadmium red, Ultramarine blue, Cadmium yellow, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Ivory Black and Titanium white.  Recommended brands are Zellen, Maimeri Classico, Daler Rowney, Winsor & Newton.  Basic brush sizes 4, 8 and 12. Canvas boards, 2-ply toilet paper, old towel and apron.  Only genuine turps to be used.

Bookings and Enquiries: 

Elizabeth Pearson –  021 671 8941 / 082 658 5533  email: lizp@iafrica.com

Oil Painting Class

OIL PAINTING CLASS                                                                                ANNE FOALE

“There is an energy in the creative process that can uplift, unify and give an experience of wholeness” 

Whether you are a beginner, an artist who has lagged on the same creative plateau for years or simply deserve the space and time to paint, you will be most welcome to join my oil painting workshops. The course includes the study of line, form, pattern, composition and perspective together with sound oil painting technique and the theory of colour.

I will advise you on which canvas, paint and brushes to purchase. 

THURSDAYS: 19h00 – 21h00

DATES: 28 January to 17 March 2020


PRICE: R1000

Bookings and Enquiries:  

Anne Foale – sms: 076 374 4255 / email: annefoaleprice@gmail.com 

Pre-school, Primary teachers & Mothers, art enrichment course

PRE SCHOOL, PRIMARY TEACHERS & MOTHERS ART ENRICHMENT COURSE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MAVIS FOALE

Teachers and mothers have a tremendous responsibility to establish a positive learning environment in which creativity and individuality thrive.

This art programme will inspire enthusiastic and dedicated teaching with exciting lessons, many different media and techniques.

Through slides on the development stages of Child Art, the theory of colour and practical application, participants will be challenged to nurture the seeds of creativity in their schools and homes and grow as artists themselves. 

The six evenings include gauche, tempera paint, watercolour, clay, drawings in pencil and charcoal, mono printing, oil pastel and collage sessions. 

TUESDAY: 19h00 – 21h00   

DATES: 28 January to 3 March 2020       

SESSIONS:            6

PRICE:                  R800 (including all media)

Enquiries and bookings: Mavis 021 689 3819 emfoale@gmail.com

Printing Class - Lino Print

 The sessions will focus on LINO PRINTING techniques. You will get familiar with contrast, mark making, reverse lettering, colour reduction-printing process and embossing using a printing press. We will also experiment printing on different surfaces, including fabric and recycled paper.

The course aims to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to become confidant in the printing process. Work at your own pace and style of your choice, no experience needed.                                                                                                             

Marelize Raubenheimer, an experienced art teacher in printmaking and drawing, will host the sessions.  

Equipment needed: All Basic equipment will be provided. 

Bring some ideas of images you would like to use for your print; it’s always a good starting point.

Days & Times: Wednesday 18h00 – 20h30

Sessions: 7 Sessions (17.5 hours)

Dates:   29 January to 12 March

Price: R1450 (all included) – The price includes 2 x A4 lino pieces, printing ink, paper and tools.

A basic personal tool kit can be ordered for an additional R65.  This is recommended to give you freedom to work on your lino at home and ensure a full set in good condition.  Additional lino can be ordered during the course.

Class size:  maximum of 10 spaces.

Groups are kept small to maintain an intimate working space.

Venue: Peter Clarke Art Centre, Vredenhof Rd, Newlands

The studio is in the RED DOOR. If you face the main building, it will be the pre-fab building on the right (next to the parking spaces).                                             

Parking is available on the premises with a night guard on duty                                                                               

Enquiries & Bookings:  Marelize Raubenheimer, 0795748840, marelize.ruby@gmail.com

Payment details:

To secure your spot a deposit of R250 is payable ASAP (non-refundable).

Full payment of the balance (R1200.00) should please be made before the start of the first session.


M Raubenheimer

FNB – Current Account

Acc No:  62356738842

Branch code: 201511

Ref:  Your name + Lino



Saturday mornings: 2 hour guided sessions from 10am till 12 noon aimed at providing an opportunity for re-connecting with the essential 

elements of Drawing.

We will explore observational drawing via various media viz. pencil, pen & ink, brush & ink and mixed media, the usual & the unusual.

Imagery will be developed from the gardens at the Art Centre.

 Other options re. subject matter can be discussed as we progress.

This will be a small group/ class of no more than approx. 8 participants who wish to explore Drawing seriously.

CLASSES Wednesday evenings – 2020 dates TBC

CALL RANDY ON 076.7547516 Mornings only.

Wellness Group

WELLNESS GROUP                                   DEBBIE BUB

  • Do you spend most of your time sitting at home because you are feeling down and have low energy?
  • Do you often feel anxious and isolate yourself from other people?
  • Have you stopped doing the activities that you used to enjoy and are struggling in your life roles?
  • Are you wanting to expand and enrich your experience of yourself and your life?
  • Come and join a weekly therapeutic group that offers opportunities to create, engage, socialise and share.

    DAYS AND TIMES:  Tuesdays 09h00 – 11h00 OR Thursdays 10h00 – 12h00

    DATES:         16 January to 19 March 2020 

    PRICE:           R300 per session

    Sessions are facilitated by a registered occupational therapist.  Fees can be claimed from your medical aid.

    Enquiries and bookings:           Debbie Bub: 079 239 3134 debbiebub@gmail.com

    Do you spend most of your time sitting at home because you are feeling down and have low energy?

    Do you often feel anxious and isolate yourself from other people

Our Adult Education programme is run by teachers and facilitators independent of the Peter Clarke Art Centre.

The teachers/facilitators rent the rooms from the Art Centre and we accept their application to run courses from this venue, provided that the courses fit into a broad Arts category.

Some courses are experimental because we like to give new teachers/facilitators a chance to add variety to our courses.

Please note the following applies to participants in this programme:

  • All photocopies are R1.00 per page (A4)
  • Your course teacher/facilitator is responsible for providing refreshments during courses.
  • Please do not use the tea/coffee belonging to PCAC.
  • Please do not use equipment like paper, paints, brushes, scissors, etc. in the classrooms, as these are used by our children and come off the PCAC budget.
  • We unfortunately do not have storage facilities for work in progress.
  • Please recycle all paper and card, but other rubbish is to be thrown into a normal bin.

We hope you will benefit from the courses offered by our Adult Education programmes.

Please view the workshops available and contact the course organiser to secure your place.

Adult Classes 2018