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Art courses, Getaways, & Retreats

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.

It is not necessary to have any previous experience in painting and/or drawing to enjoy these courses.   All you need is a sketch book and a pen and pencil.  Further materials are included.

Courses run for the first Saturday & Sunday of every month.

Next Course 3rd and 4th November 2018

10 am to 3 pm, includes light lunch and refreshments R940. 50% deposit to ensure your place.

Minimum 6, maximum 8 participants.

Discounts available for people 90 years or older, accompanied by their parents!

No, seriously we give discounts if you book one of our self catering cottages for at least 2 nights.

Contact Andrea on 0827444999 or 021 8763591 email art@artemis.co.za


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.