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Art classes at the museum

Mar 9 - Dec 7 2024

Art classes at the museum

Bring your creativity to the Irma Stern™ Museum! Join us for monthly art classes on a Saturday morning. After the resounding feedback on our ad hoc art classes, we decided to make this a regular feature. Together with invited presenters, we look forward to welcoming you to relaxed, non-judgemental and experimental art classes.
  • Dates: Saturday, 9 March | 13 April | 11 May | 8 June | 13 July | 3 August | 7 September | 5 October | 9 November | 7 December
  • Time: 10.00 – 12.30
  • Admissions: R 150 per person per session, includes art materials
  • Suitable for all ages
Bookings open online on Quicket one month before the session. Tickets are limited, so check availability and book early to avoid disappointment.
9 March: Ink resist painting: exotic birds – Pia Truscott
13 April: Scraper board drawing – Zimkhitha Mliswa
11 May: Line drawing inspired by Irma Stern's garden – Nicole Clare Fraser
8 June: Underwater worlds: bleach and ink – Pia Truscott
13 July: Clay workshop – Zimkhitha Mliswa
3 August: Collage workshop with found photographs – Sitaara Stodel
7 September: Figure drawing in motion – Zimkhitha Mliswa
5 October: Clay animals – Pia Truscott
9 November: Matisse collage workshop – Pia Truscott
7 December: Collaging a narrative: collaging and making a mini booklet – Sitaara Stodel
Our facilitators for this year are accomplished and practising artists, each bringing their unique skills to the classroom.
Pia Truscott, a full-time artist residing in Cape Town, graduated from Michaelis School of Fine Art (2022) and has exhibited her work in prominent exhibitions, including FNB Art Joburg in 2023. Pia is passionate about sharing her skills, fostering curiosity, and finding joy in the art-making process. She also serves as a community arts facilitator for the Butterfly Art Project.
Zimkhitha Mliswa, a Visual Arts educator at Battswood Arts Centre, has been hosting Saturday Art Classes at the Irma Stern Museum since 2023. With an undergraduate degree in Fine Art and a PGCE from the University of Johannesburg, Zimkhitha is currently pursuing her BA Honours in Visual Arts Illustration. She brings a wealth of international teaching experience and a commitment to equality in education.
Sitaara Stodel, a contemporary artist based in Cape Town, graduated from Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2014. Awarded the Tierney Fellowship, she has participated in exhibitions at prestigious venues, such as Zeitz MOCAA, SMAC Gallery, Everard Read, and Stevenson. Currently working as the technical officer of photography at Michaelis, Sitaara is a master's student with expertise in various analogue photographic methods.
Nicole Clare Fraser, an image maker and artist in Cape Town, specialises in photographic practice exploring human presence, absence, loneliness, and tenderness. Holding an MFA and BAFA from Michaelis School of Fine Art, Nicole also lectures on darkroom techniques and printing. Her solo shows include "Making Space: Traces of Absence, Stillness, and the In-Between in Public Spaces" (2021), among others.
For more information, email or phone 021 650 7240 / 060 827 0787.  
  • Mar 9 - Dec 7 2024

  • The Firs Workshop (1st floor), Irma Stern Museum







Wed – Fri: 10 am ‒ 5 pm
Sat: 10 am ‒ 2 pm

Adults: R65
U18s, students, pensioners, UCT staff: free

21 Cecil Road, Rosebank, Cape Town
0608 270 787 (Mobile)
021 650 7240 (Office)