Classes & Workshops

Weekly Painting Classes

Monday 10 am – 12 noon
Morton Square
Morton Street

R200 per class, payable monthly up-front

Email or WhatsApp if you would like to join a class.

Paint in oil or acrylic paint. We will (weather permitting) go outside at least once a month for some plein air sketching or painting on the stoep or in the garden.

What You’ll Learn in this Class

Painting basics: value, colour, composition.

How to use value studies to effectively plan your paintings and increase your chances of a successful painting.

How to use a limited palette to create more harmonious paintings.

How to create effects of light and shadow with colour temperature and value.

Beginners are welcome!

Farm Lane Oil on canvas panel 22x22cm by Tracy Algar

Spring 2023 Workshops

How To See Like An Artist: Value Sketching on the banks of the Kleinrivier
Please note that due to the flooding in Stanford on Heritage weekend, this workshop has been cancelled. Those who have already booked will be refunded in full. Once it becomes clear when the river bank is suitable for sketching there again, I will announce a new workshop date.
Friday, 13th October 2023
Half-day workshop: 9 am – 12.30pm

Oil & Cold Wax Plein Air Painting Workshop
Friday, 27th October 2023
Full-day workshop: 9 am – 3.30 pm

Simplify The Landscape in Oils Plein Air Painting Workshop
Friday, 10th November 2023
Full-day workshop: 9 am – 3.30 pm

Painting the Wandelpad Plein Air Workshop
Friday, 24th November 2023
Full-day workshop: 9 am – 3.30 pm

To book please contact Tracy at