SELF-EXPLORATION MIXED-MEDIA WORKSHOPS: Exploring basic art techniques through a variety of media, with the emphasis on developing art-making skills at your own pace. Acrylic and water-based paint and drawing materials, such as charcoal, pencil, ink, graphite and many other experimental and unconventional mixed media.

SELF-EXPLORATION PORTRAIT PAINTING WORKSHOPS: Natasja guides participants through a series of self-portrait exercises, by exploring the external presentation of the internal exploration of the Self. Participants need to provide their own materials. 

SELF-EXPLORATION PAINTING WORKSHOPS: This painting workshop is free and expressionistic, by exploring different painting techniques on canvas, with an open mindset. The application and combination of thick opaque bold paint, subtle layering and sensitive brushstrokes, using various brush sizes, spray bottles with water-based paint (acrylic), and/or different vehicles on a surface is a subtle but mindful approach to contemporary art making.

DRAWING WORKSHOPS: Pencil drawing on paper is my first love, and I would like to share different techniques with inexperienced and experienced workshop participants. By using a broad range of pencils and graphite from hard F and H pencils to soft B pencils (up to B8 or B9), as well as using an eraser and pencil shavings as drawing tools, one can create an evocative, sensitive but also dramatic work. This is best achieved by exploring and letting go of the preconceived idea that one has to create a masterpiece. The aim of this workshop is to explore different techniques through a series of exercises and to create an artwork through learning in a safe environment where there is no right or wrong way of creating.

Dates: One Workshop monthly, during 2018 - 2019

5 September 2018 - Self-Exploration Mixed-Media Workshop.

13 October 2018 - Self-Exploration Painting Workshop.

17 November 2018 - Self-Exploration Mixed-Media Workshop.

Time: 10:00 - 15:00

Duration of Workshop: 5 hours including two half an hour tea and cake breaks.

Venue: Casa Labia, Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa.

Fee: R750.00 for 2018 (ZAR South African Rand) - excluding materials.

Please be so kind to deposit the fee of R750.00 one week before the workshop to the Casa Labia. Email proof of payment with your name as reference a.s.a.p. Deposit non-refundable.

For more information contact Tania at Casa Labia - or Natasja here

 Work in progress in the studio

Work in progress in the studio