11 of Johannesburg's Top Art Classes Worth Attending

Get creative with these art classes in Johannesburg | © Mike Petrucci/Unsplash
Get creative with these art classes in Johannesburg | © Mike Petrucci/Unsplash
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19 October 2017

Whether you’re a veteran artist or have never picked up a paintbrush, these art classes in Johannesburg teach students of all levels. If you’re after some creative inspiration, or simply want to try your hand at something new, here’s our round up of 11 art classes to take in the City of Gold.

Lillian Gray

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Lillian Gray is a renowned artist, especially known for her portraiture and anatomy studies. Her art school teaches students all the basics, while at the same time allowing them to advance at their own time. Students are also able to explore the media that interest them the most, whether it’s oil painting or ceramics.

Michael Smith Art Classes

Michael Smith offers art classes for adults and focuses on painting and drawing, all in an engaging environment. Regardless of your skill set, you’re bound to learn a lot. Michael, an artist himself, aims to instill a sense of understanding in his students, so they can create art in their own, unique style with confidence.

Michael Smith Art Classes, 65 Fourth Avenue, Linden, Johannesburg, South Africa, +27 83 493 4622


Students working on painting projects | Courtesy of Michael Smith Art Classes

Toni-Ann's Art Studio

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Painting with watercolour
Painting with watercolour | © Bench Accounting/Unsplash
Toni Ann Ballenden is a renowned artist whose work is featured in three major collections: The Anglo American Collection, the Sasol Collection and the Johannesburg University Collection. She teaches mixed media workshops four times a week to small groups and covers a new technique each month. These include linocuts, clay modelling, drawing, etching, watercolours and more. Classes also include guest teachers, as well as visits to local galleries.


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A student painting on canvas
A student painting on canvas | Courtesy of Rembrandt’s
Aptly named Rembrandt’s, this studio in Bedfordview offers art lessons for all ages and levels. The classes cover drawing, gridding, an intro to pastels, as well as acrylics, watercolours, oils and much more. The studio also hosts corporate and team-building workshops, and classes are the ultimate stress relief.

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