Tag: painting

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 as a specialist in Visual Communication, is incomplete. If you’re going to paint a boxed canvas, there’s a front AND…

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:…

How should I sign my painting?

How should I sign my painting?

“A man’s kiss is his signature.” – Mae West. Always consider your clients. When creating your art, one’s signature is part of the composition and therefore it affects the whole aesthetic. It’s not an afterthought. It’s the final brushstroke to say, “yes, I’m done!” In Mae…

What-A-Lot-Of-Dots-I-Got!

What-A-Lot-Of-Dots-I-Got!

Whoohoo! – Our first Facebook competition winner, Kim Cassidy and friend, Gabrielle, joined us at In The Zone for an acrylics-on-canvas painting project. Firstly, the group rummaged through magazines tearing out pieces of colour to form an interesting ‘family’ of colours. Our artists then mixed…

Meet John Milazi, our Mentee

Meet John Milazi, our Mentee

Right in the beginning of In The Zone, Rose & Kim discussed various programs of ‘giving back’ to the creative world, and this wonderful opportunity dropped into our laps. Jean, from the Red Gallery recognised that John had raw talent and was aware, that if…

In the Zone at the Constantia Gift Fair

In the Zone at the Constantia Gift Fair

In the Zone bought a stall at the Constantia Gift Fair to market our new business. With the help of friends with trucks, and others with muscle, we managed to move our studio to the site.  We hoisted furniture up and down stairs, packed and…

FREE Art Lesson: 6th February, 2018

FREE Art Lesson: 6th February, 2018

In The Zone invites you to their first, FREE adults –  Acrylics-on-Canvas event and all the materials are included. There are only 9 tickets available. Tuesday 6th, February, 2018 7pm – 9.30pm In The Zone (Wicklow Road, Plumstead) BYOB 😉 CONDITIONS: Only those with In The…

Quality Time is Painting Time!

Quality Time is Painting Time!

Charlie (7) was out from England and Teresa, her godmother, wanted them to do something special and memorable together. They chose In The Zone for a ‘quality-time’ painting session. To make it even more special, we decided a Picasso-inspired portrait would be loads of fun. They…

Calling All Book Clubs!

Calling All Book Clubs!

Looking for something different for your Book Club event? You can either add ‘colour & crazy’ to your book club event, or … combine the experience with an arty themed book/s for example: The Goldfinch by Donna Tart Lucuna – Barbara Kingsolver The Modigliani Scandal by Ken…

Muizenberg’s Street Art

Muizenberg’s Street Art

Muizenberg Open Studios Art Festival was a cornucopia of creative ideas and eclectic talents. Besides visiting the galleries and ‘open’ home exhibitions, we were amazed by the street art and street décor that was everywhere! Some houses were decorated in bottle tops, or covered in…