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Painting courses with Andrea Desmond-Smith, at Artemis

Allow the beautiful views of the Franschhoek Valley to inspire you in this painting course with Andrea.  The courses are designed to take you further than just painting from nature or a photograph, but rather to lead you by your imagination into a magical world of myth and archetype.

Andrea’s interpretation of an archetype is a bundle of energies that give rise to a visual or emotional expression.   The Salamander Lounge on the beautiful Artemis estate is the ideal venue to explore this theme as it boasts exquisite views and a wild garden setting to captivate the soul and ignite the creative spirit.

Andrea is an accomplished and skilled artist who will help you to open to many new possibilities, ways of seeing, and artistic techniques.   In a series of unfolding exercises, the participant will discover deeper layers of expression, using a variety of different materials.  A following course can take the discoveries further.

                                               ONE DAY ART COURSE                                               With Andrea Desmond-Smith. Using the landscape as a starting point, immerse yourself in the beauty and mood of the archetypes of earth, water, wind and fire.   All materials provided.  This is relaxing and geared to bring out the artist in you.Sunday 10th March. 9.30 am to 3.00pm  R500, includes a light vegetarian lunchContact Andrea 0827444999                                              TUESDAY ART GROUPStarting on the 5th March, in the Art lounge at Artemis, 37 Uitkyk Street, Franschhoek.  Every Tuesday during school terms 9.30 to 12 noon.  R200 a month (4 or 5 weeks)Every week a theme, or do your own thing.   Guidance, if you want it, is available in drawing, watercolor, acrylics and oils…..no extra cost if you supply your own materials.   I have tables, easels, tea and coffee, and can accommodate up to 10 people.Lovely garden and views for inspiration.Beginners welcome.My vision in starting this art group is for people to share, and have contact with creative ideas.    It will be up to you, the people who come, as to how we progress.  I (Andrea) will set the intention and a theme every week, and we’ll take it from there.   There is so much we can do to make it stimulating and fun.CONTACT : Andrea Desmond-Smith  0827444999


Andrea is a graduate of Michaelis School of Fine Art.

She has had 6 solo shows, and partaken of numerous group shows.

Her work is in Public and private collections here and overseas.

She has been painting for more than 35 years.

With her partner, Kobus Stander, she has created and built an artists home on virgin land in the Franschhoek valley.