October Figure Painting Workshop  – 4 sessions by Anthony de Klerk.

Painting the Human Figure

We will be focussing on finding an own individual style, whilst still paying attention to composition, drawing and proportions.

We will also be working on a larger canvas size. (A1)

We will be working in oil on canvas from a live model and the workshop will run over 2 or 4 sessions on Thursday  nights 6: 30pm to 9.30pm.
START : February 2018
Dates : TBA

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Learn to Paint Animals Workshop

Award winning animal artist Davina Bosanquet will give you a 6 week course starting from the basics: How to create the illusion of a 3D image from a 2D photograph in oils. Davina has a BA in art and paintings in the UK and around the world.

The course will start by introducing you to creating the illusion of form, using tone and colour. With tricks and useful tips, Davina will aim to get you painting animals, which could literally jump off the page.

This course is R1800 for the full 6 weeks including a kit of materials & canvas. It will take place every Tuesday evening from 6pm-9pm starting on 5 May 2015.

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Watercolour for beginners

Learn to create beautiful watercolour paintings, no previous experience required! This is an 8 week course starting on 3 February 2015 and taking place every Tuesday evening from 6pm – 9pm.

The cost of the course is R1800 and includes materials bookings must be made ahead of time.


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“I know nothing” Beginners Painting course – 4 weeks

You may not think you can paint or draw.
You may not know how to mix colours.
You may not know where to start.
You don’t have to know.
What you need to do is relax and let go.

We’ll take you on a journey of self discovery while you have fun learning all the techniques and styles.
You’ll be given Step-by-step instructions and projects specifically designed to get you to see that, in fact, you can paint.
Before you know it the course will be over and soon you might be showing your painting at our gallery.

R250 per session
or R900 per course ( 4 sessions)
Materials included
Bring your own brushes or buy our beginner brushset  – R140 for 8 pieces

Course starts every first Saturday and first Tuesday of the month.
Classes take place on Wednesday  evenings 6 – 9 pm, and Saturdays mornings 9.30am.        

Saturday morning 11/18/25Nov and 2 Dec
Wednesday night  1/8/15/22 November


Next course:

Saturday mornings : 3/10/17/25February 2018

Wednesday evenings: 7/14/21/28 February 2018



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I know something Painting Course

You’ve painted before. Maybe at school. Maybe you spend your Sunday’s with a still life in front of you. But you want more.
You want to get to another level. A level that allows you to paint more, see more and feel more.

In this course, we’ll give you tasks and step-by-step instructions that will push you to discover your painting potential.
Remember Vincent Van Gogh couldn’t draw when he started. He just never gave up.

R250 per session
R900 for 4 sessions pre-paid

Next course : TBA

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I’ll do it my way

‘Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.’

Henry Ward Beecher

These sessions offer a focused space for you to nurture and guidance from an experienced artist and facilitator Hannah. The sessions will be tailored to your needs with the intention of empowering you on your quest to reaching your potential as an artist.  During the sessions there will be the opportunity to engage in a dialogue with other artists whilst supporting each-others’ journey.

This class takes place on Monday afternoons at 1pm and is R200 per session excluding materials.

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We go unplugged

It’s time to get your hands dirty.

As a graphic designer; you think your Apple Mac is your best friend but every other art director and graphic designer has one too. It’s time to move away from a one dimensional medium and expand your creativity.

We are running a 4 session course for Graphic Designers, Illustrators and Art Directors. We go unplugged. No Macs. No Adobe. Just your hands and your own creativity. In this course you’ll be given various exercises intended to change your perspective, and create more engaging, more human work. We will also hear from some of SA’s leading designers, as well as discuss some inspiring short films.

The sessions will be lead by industry leader, Ross Chowles. Space is limited, booking essential.

Each evening is R300 and includes a light dinner and all materials. The sessions take place once a month at Bright Day Creative Studio on 3 September, 1 October, 5 November and 3 December 2014. Please see our event page for more details on each session. 

Come get in touch with your inner creativity. Creativity that’s guided by you and not Mr Jobs.

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Confidence in Colour

A 6 week course in developing your confidence with oil paint and colour. You will have the opportunity to focus on one sustained piece with the focus of colour. Before the course you are encouraged to select one or more images (or objects) which hold meaning to you as the subject of your piece. You will be guided throughout the course in a supportive and relaxed environment. No experience required. If you have any bring it along!

This course starts on 8 July 2014 and will take place every Tuesday evening from 6.30pm-9.30pm.

R2250 for the entire course including materials (oil paints, brushes and a canvas).

“I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way- things I had no words for.” Georgia O’Keeffe

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Painting animals

We can show you how to capture the power of an elephant, the grace of a leopard, the graphicness of a zebra or the calmness of a cat. All of this caught on canvass. Bring a picture of your beloved pet and we’ll help you turn it into something special.

R200 per session. Classes on request. 

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Figure drawing

Every Monday and Thursday night from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, and every Friday morning from 9am there will be a model at Bright and 20 easels.

There will be a Bright lecturer but no instruction. So just come and spend 3 hours with that muscle, flesh, power and vulnerability.

You can book for one session only or come every week. R150 per session                               BOOK NOW

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From Amateur to Exhibitor

What better way than to use different mediums creatively.

How to take your art to the next level: This course is for those who already have a basis in art and want to explore different ideas and mediums to bring their art from painting what they see into a more creative and contemporary form.  Participants will be encouraged to look at different artists who inspire them and who closely relate to their own art.  This course will help you find the right commercial setting for your art.

This course will be led by Davina and takes place every Tuesday afternoon from 2pm – 5pm.

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You: At the Biscuit Mill for two hours
Your kids: At Bright (opposite the Biscuit Mill) drawing, painting, cutting, gluing. Making cool stuff.
Basically having fun like painting their perfect i-Pad instead of being lost in a real one.

This art class is only for children who are interested in art and are 6 years and older.

  • There will be a female teacher.
  • The kids will be given three ‘projects’ during the two hour session.
  • Cost is R150 for two hours.
  • 09:30 – 11:30am
  • Book now as there are only 24 spaces per week.
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Fear Factor

“Art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can only be explored by those willing to take risks” Mark Rathko wisely said.
If you are willing to take risks, you’ll discover potential in your abilities you never thought possible.

This course will be like jumping out of an airplane. Terrifying at first but exhilarating once you get the hang of it. We’ll stimulate you, confront you and push you kicking and screaming into a much better place. And that place is where you are happy to lose control.
This course is not for the faint hearted.

R300 per session including all materials
R600 Private session for 1-2 Students

 On Request



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With the invention of photography in 1834, painting changed from faithfully recording an events moment in time to an impression of an events moment in time. This ‘impression’ gave the artist the license to add a mood. In the 20th century, when art went into abstraction, all that was left was the ‘feeling’.

This course will help you get your feelings out andonto the canvas.
Much cheaper than therapy and a lot more fun.
And if you like it, you can do it again. After all, the more you express yourself, the better your art will be. As Thomas Merton noted “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”.
Come find/lose yourself.

R225 per session

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A guide to art history

Come and join us every 3rd week of the month on a history of art adventure. We are offering stimulating and thought provoking sessions led by artist and educator Hannah. The sessions will be dynamic, visual and interactive!

No previous knowledge of art history required…just your intrigue and perhaps a glass of wine!

This class is R150 per session on a Wednesday once a month at 7pm. Please check our events page for the next date.

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