I love helping people to see things in a new light; to be creative and to be able to explore different ways of art making. Drawing is a teachable learnable skill. I can teach anyone, that is willing to learn, the skill of drawing. Drawing is the basis of painting and other forms of creating that is why I start with basic drawing.
I have 25 years of teaching experience from teaching at high schools, a FET college, VUT as well as private art classes. I started The Art Centre from my home based studio in August 2007.
The Art Centre in Alberton offers individual art classes as well as small group art classes.
The art classes are for beginners as well as more advanced artists. (See FAQs)
The Art Centre is a solvent free studio to be kinder to our health and to be kinder to the environment. There is solvent free alternatives for all the oil painters.
I offer various themes and mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking and basic sculpture.
I also offer online art/creative mentoring. Creating art can me a very lonely journey, if you want support and guidance I can offer assistance with that. The online platform means you can be anywhere in the world. With mentoring I will guide you with feedback if you are feeling stuck. If you want to work more productively and need to navigate working towards a goal, I’ll help you with that. Mentoring does not mean that I’m teaching you skills, there are many online courses for that. My aim is to help artists flourish and grow.
My aim for the art classes are to:
- Provide a relaxed and enjoyable time to learn and experience new things.
- Create an environment that is away from your everyday stress and give you space to relax and unwind.
- Explore new avenues in art making and creativity.
- Have fun and make beautiful things.
- Guide all students to fulfill their highest potential.
What people say about my art classes:
I love coming to art class because I get to challenge myself and share a creative space with wonderful, inspiring women. There’s coffee and chit chat and lots of colour! There’s no right or wrong or pressure to create something perfect – you work at your own pace and you’re guided and encouraged from start to finish. – Kerry Johnston
Sanchi’s art classes give me the freedom to fly and grow. It’s the place where you discover yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, and work on both. I’ve learnt how to start at the beginning, and paint as if there’s no tomorrow… And you’re among your peers, people with heart and soul… And great creativity… And the boundaries you have created for yourself can be shattered…. – Charmaine Grobler.
How to book: Contact me for more information.