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Holiday Workshops: Build-A-Robot

Holiday Workshops: Build-A-Robot

A 3-hour creative workshop at In The Zone had our young designers making a robot out of all sorts of bits and pieces. We had masonite boards, egg boxes, extendable piping, old capsule packaging, tomato paste tin cans, cable ties, wire, bits of wood, pot […]

Holiday Workshops: 3-D Art Under The Sea

Holiday Workshops: 3-D Art Under The Sea

The 3-D “Under the Sea” hanging door art project was a winner! All the kids loved the tactile painting, glueing, sticking, messy time! Each piece of artwork looked completely different. In The Zone seriously champions self expression with gentle guidance so they learn along the […]

Holiday Workshops: Crazy Creature

Holiday Workshops: Crazy Creature

In The Zone hosted another series of school holiday workshops during the June/July 2018 holidays. We had a lot of fun … and so did the children. They painted up a storm. The ‘Crazy Creature’ project is a huge favourite as it lets their creative […]

Urban Sketchers: June 9: Irma Stern Museum

Urban Sketchers: June 9: Irma Stern Museum

Once again we joined the Cape Town Urban Sketchers on their weekly Saturday morning fun-sketching time. The venue for our wintery rendezvous was the colourful and very inspiring Irma Stern Museum in Rondebosch, just behind the Baxter Theatre. Every urban sketcher arrived with their box […]

Should I Paint the Sides of My Canvas?

Should I Paint the Sides of My Canvas?

 “The customer rarely buys what the company thinks it’s selling.” – Peter Drucker – Many artists are trying to sell work which, in my opinion, is incomplete. If you’re going to paint a boxed canvas, there’s a front AND four sides. Why would you ignore […]

HOLIDAY WORKSHOP – DAY 4: GECKO MANIA

HOLIDAY WORKSHOP – DAY 4: GECKO MANIA

Day 4 at In The Zone school holiday workshops had the learners painting up a storm with their wooden, cut-out geckos. Boy, did they LOVE this project!   They first painted their gecko tails black and then chose different colours for the rest of the […]

Holiday Workshop – Day 3: Design-A-Creature

Holiday Workshop – Day 3: Design-A-Creature

It was a crazy-crazy-wow-sjoewee day at In The Zone! Another paint-a-canvas day. The theme was ‘design-your-own’creature’. We had to think of at least 5 creatures with very different looks, for example: an elephant, a crocodile, a ladybird, a polar bear and a monkey. The idea […]

Holiday Workshop – Day 2: Making a Dreamcatcher

Holiday Workshop – Day 2: Making a Dreamcatcher

Day 2 – In The Zone’s school holiday workshops had the children making their very own dream catcher. It certainly had them concentrating as they skillfully wound wool around a wooden circle, weaved their webs with string and knotted beads on their many strings of […]

Holiday Workshop – Day 1: Safari Painting

Holiday Workshop – Day 1: Safari Painting

In The Zone started their April school holiday programme with a safari-inspired acrylics-on-canvas painting. Each child got an A3 stretched canvas, a bunch of plastic wild animals to choose from, pencils, paper and very inter-active discussion about wild animals. After drawing their lion, giraffe, bat, […]

Portrait Demo with Lesley Charnock

Portrait Demo with Lesley Charnock

Wow! What a wonderful experience we had with Lesley Charnock at SASA’s monthly meeting in Newlands. Lesley imparted so much passion and wisdom it was a joy to be part of such a well-attended gathering.    We learned a lot while she painted a portrait: […]