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Creating artworks in any medium can be overwhelming and frustrating when you have little or no knowledge of art basics.

Art basics include fine detail observation, proportions, perspective, shading, composition, colour use and combination, and even simple techniques like how to hold and use your pencil or brush for drawing and painting. You learn all the important art fundamentals in pencil, charcoal, coloured pencil, pastels, watercolours and acrylics.


The benefits of learning basic art skills include the following:

Acquiring a solid basis for further art studies through knowledge of and experience in the application of basic art techniques

Better creative problem solving skills

Improved observation skills

Improved focus and concentration

Relaxation and destressing

Improved confidence and a sense of achievement.


All art classes are 2 hours long. You attend one class per week. You can use Right Edge Art’s art materials or bring your own. Start when you are ready and stop when you feel you have learned enough. Choose a class time that suits you and arrange for a different time slot should you not be able to attend during your normal class time.


Class times to choose from:

Tuesday to Friday mornings from 10 to 12

Tuesday to Thursday evenings from 6 to 8

Saturday mornings from 9 to 11 for pre-teens and teens

Saturday mornings from 11 to 1 for adults.


Course fees are R350 per lesson = R1400 per month covers 46 lessons over a 12 month period minus 15% discount for monthly payments in advance = R1190.


There are no classes on public holidays.