This is a reminder that the Creative Workshops will once again take place at the Visual Arts Department, Stellenbosch University - from Monday 5 to Friday 9 September, during the university recess. It gives the general public an opportunity to make use of the infrastructure of the arts department as well as their teaching skills by means of enrolling for one of a variety of short courses.


Experienced arts practitioners will facilitate the workshops thereby ensuring quality instruction.

All the courses are introductory, but can also be attended by artists who wish to become acquainted with new disciplines. 10 participants per course ensure special attention to each individual. Courses are offered only if at least 4 participants registered for a particular course.


Duration of each workshop is 5 days and the cost includes about 30 hours of teaching, practical work and outings where necessary. On the Friday, at 17h30, there will be an exhibition of work completed during the week. Friends and family are welcome to join for a glass of wine. Each participant will then also receive a Certificate of Participation endorsed by the Visual Arts Department.


Courses offered (and costs per course) :

Book Arts R3500

Children’s Book Illustration R3500

Alternative Etching Techniques R3500

Dark Room Photography R3500

Oil Painting R3500

Botanical Illustration R3000

Screen Printing R3500

Drawing R3500

3D Mold Making R3500

Book Restoration R3500


Choose one of the above, or if you are interested in a discipline not mentioned, send us a request – we might be able to offer it too.

Current and former students of the department pay R3000 per course (Botanical Illustration – R2500).


Participants need to bring their own materials as these are not included. Facilitators may choose to provide materials at an extra cost.

All the courses are offered at the Visual Arts Building, Victoria Street, Stellenbosch.


If you need more information or a registration form, please contact Marika Bell at 083 680 2057; 021 886 9271. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">

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