Plein Air painting at Altydgedacht Wine Estate on Thursday 26 November

Thursday 26 November we will be painting under the leafy trees overhanging the paddocks at Altydgedacht Wine Estate.

Time: 10am to 1pm

Cost: R250.00 for NON- THURSDAY students

For a comprehensive list on what to bring go to:

Acrylics Plein Air Painting Checklist:

  1. A selection of acrylic paints
  2. At least one brush
  3. Bottle (or more) of cold drinking water
  4. Cup for washing brushes
  5. Paper towel or cloth for wiping brushes on
  6. Palette
  7. Paper, boards, or canvas
  8. Bottle/bucket of water for painting
  9. If necessary, an empty bottle for pouring dirty paint water into, for disposable back home.
  10. A2 Backing Board
  11. Easels will be provided

Tips: • Consider using pieces of primed canvas which you tape to a board (foamboard weighs the least), then roll up when the painting is dry.

Checklist for Non-Painting Plein Air Essentials:

  1. It’s easy to get caught up in what you’re doing and end up sitting in the sun for an extended period, sometimes over the hottest part of the day, so remember to take some sunscreen and a sunhat.
  2. Dress in layers that you can easily take off as you get hot (and put on when it gets colder).
  3. If it’s cold, take a windproof jacket as you may not be moving around much.
  4. A pair of fingerless gloves helps keep your fingers warm while still giving good motion and grip.
  5. Something to sit on, a fold up chair or a small cushion or an extra jumper.
  6. Consider taking a fold-up stool or chair if you know there’s not going to be a convenient rock or wall to sit on and you don’t want to sit on the ground.
  7. Some water to drink (don’t rinse your brushes in it!) or a flask with coffee or tea (hot chocolate!) if it’s cold.
  8. Wear neutral colored clothing (creams, beiges) rather than white which can reflect too much light onto your painting or bright colors which can reflect some of their color onto your painting.
  9. Insect repellent.
  10. A bag to put rubbish in, such as dirty pieces of paper towel.
  11. A large plastic bag can be useful as an emergency rainshield.
  12. A torch if you’re going to be painting through sunset.
  13. A camera is useful for recording the scene in case you want to finish or work on the painting back in your studio.



Unisa 3+4th year Student Art Exhibition.

Wednesday evening from 5pm

This would definitely be worth seeing.

Address: Beville Library, Karel Cronje Street no 1

The exhibition will be about conceptual Art. Neil from Whow studios will be there to take us on a tour and explain the art.

What is conceptual art?

Art in which the idea or concept presented by the artist is considered more important than the finished product, if any such exists.

Conceptual art, sometimes simply called Conceptualism, is art in which the concept(s) or idea(s) involved in the work take precedence over traditional aesthetic and material concerns. Many works of conceptual art, sometimes called installations, may be constructed by anyone simply by following a set of written instructions

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