Rose du Preez

Rose du Preez

Rose du Preez

I am a Cape Town born girl who has loved art ever since I was a little girl. I spent a lot my free time drawing, doodling and dreaming. I was over the moon to be accepted at Cape Technikon to study a Higher Diploma in Graphic Design for three years. I worked and met my good friend, Kim, during my first job, as a “below the line” designer for a Cape Town graphic design company.

Three years later I moved to the Little Karoo. and later to Botswana where I started a degree in fine art through UNISA. This opened up a new world of hands on art. The ability to get dirty, put my fingers into paint, smear, paint and sculpt – the artist and creative spirit in me blossomed. The ability to understand the art narrative and to discuss the conceptual as well as the aesthetic was very empowering. I have never looked back.

I moved to the Middle East eight years later and started as a private art teacher, teaching acrylic painting on canvas to adults and children. During this time I took a CELTA course to teach English to foreign language students. This was a huge learning curve for me and opened me up to the teacher/student discourse: How to bring the best out in students by asking them relevant questions and allowing them their own process.

What inspires me most is the look on my first time art students faces when they release the creativity they have buried inside them. Their “Wow I can’t believe I did that!” Is also hugely inspirational to others in the class.

Together we open new doors and flow creatively.

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“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in the creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein –

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