Knysna Arts Society


Art Classes

Members who teach

are welcome to submit their information to be included on our Art Route page.

Please send the following to

The Art House Knysna

Faith du Plessis is a full-time artist who teaches and works from her studio.

Classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings 9h30 to 12h30, as well as Tuesday evenings 18h00 – 20h00.

Cost is R200 per class and participants bring their own materials. Faith supplies prepped Cape Liner (prepared brown thick paper) at R20 per sheet.

Faith teaches use of colour, design & drawing, painting & use of  different materials & techniques.

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classes for all ages & stages

Lynn Schaefer teaches art to both adults and young school students from The Old Gaol complex in Knysna.

Learn to draw and paint in watercolour, pastel, oil and acrylic.

Adult classes take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

School student classes are on a Thursday afternoon.
Lynn Schaefer has lived in Knysna since 1980. Her art career was initially concentrated around ceramics and exhibiting in national and regional exhibitions in Cape Town. Lynn then began painting in watercolour, expanding into other mediums over the years and running a gallery selling well known South African artists at the same time. Today Lynn paints and exhibits her work while teaching others.

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Lyn Beaton presents intermediate to advanced classes at her home studio twice weekly. She attempts to provide an inspiring space for artists to explore their own personal style and subject matter, encouraging free thinking and working at one’s own pace, facilitating individually when needed. Easels and drawing boards are provided and tea/coffee served during the break. Artists bring their own materials and classes are generally 3 hours in duration.

Whatsapp Lyn for more information or to book your space.

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YAY! Happy workshops

Fawa Conradie will be presenting workshops in various media: from watercolours and drawing to mono prints and ceramics. Also Gyotaku fish rubbings, sketching and life drawing from models.

Most of Fawa’s workshops are about three hours long and students will be finishing at least one artwork. He does not present long courses over days or weeks. There could be more advanced follow-up sessions when required. Most workshops may include children as well; or special workshops for children only.

Workshops will be held in the Old Goal in Knysna and at other venues which will be confirmed.

Fawa has years of experience with art for people with special needs.

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Sip & paint at the queen

Helena Gerber presents the ideal team building event or just for having fun with a group of friends or family.

Birthday party idea: come in for breakfast and then have a paint session. Your friends will love it! You pick the date and we work around that. Monday to Friday, either 10h00 – 12h30 or 12h30 – 15h30.

*Bookings essential.

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The Art Route is part of a worldwide initiative to make art accessible to the public. Highlighting top galleries and artist studios in Knysna and the surrounding areas, giving visitors the opportunity to engage with artists while experiencing the best the Garden Route art community has to offer.

Facilitated by the Knysna Art Society, the Art Route is an opportunity to discover hidden gems while celebrating creativity.

Click on the map below to find directions to your favourite art spots.

Click on this icon to see the list of all art venues.

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