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.
Art-iculate offers art lessons for children, teens and adults, as well as advanced classes for those who like a challenge. A wide range of materials are used, from charcoal to oil paints and you’ll also get the chance to experiment with pottery, papier-mâché and other mixed media.
Art-iculate, The Activity Centre, 4 Southport, Kirkby Road, Bedford Gardens, Bedfordview, Johannesburg, South Africa, +27 83 409 9733
Sculptures created at Art-iculate | Courtesy of Art-iculate
Blue Door Print Studio
The Blue Door Print Studio was founded in 2002 by printmaker Collin Cole, who has over a decade’s worth of experience in the industry. Classes focus on numerous techniques, including silkscreening, intaglio, relief printing, as well as photo-mechanical processes from beginner to advanced levels.
Blue Door Print Studio, 24 Chatou Road, Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa, +27 82 924 6673
The eclectic studio | Courtesy of Blue Door Print Studio
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.
Lillian Gray, 82 Kessel Street Fairland, Johannesburg, South Africa, +27 76 828 2448
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
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.
Toni-Ann’s Art Studio, Parktown North, Johannesburg, South Africa, +27 82 365 7045
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.
Rembrandt’s, Kirkby Road, Bedford Gardens, Bedfordview, Johannesburg, South Africa, +27 82 324 8142
A student painting on canvas | Courtesy of Rembrandt’s | Courtesy of Rembrandt’s