Art classes in Johannesburg for ages 6 – 86

The Art Mediums We Teach


Artists’ Charcoal is a form of dry art medium made of finely ground organic materials that are held together by a gum or wax binder.  Charcoal can produce lines that are very light or intensely black while being easily removable, yet vulnerable to leaving stains on paper. The dry medium can be applied to almost any surface from smooth to very coarse. Fixatives are often used with charcoal drawings to solidify the position to prevent erasing or rubbing off of charcoal dust.

Oil Painting

Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments with a medium of drying oil as the binder.

Oil painting is the medium of the Masters. From Rembrandt to van Gogh. This versatile medium can seem daunting and overwhelming at times. Whether you are a beginner that feels clueless on where to start, or a nifty painter already, you are bound to fall in love with oils.


Air drying clay is a popular and relatively inexpensive choice for art projects big and small. It can be a great way for a budding artist or craftsperson to practice their skills, and even experienced artists often enjoy the simplicity of air drying clay. Air drying clay can be used for jewellery, ornaments, and different projects. Best of all, air drying clay doesn’t require an oven or kiln to create a beautiful, unique product.


Watercolour, also known as aquarelle (French loanword), is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-based solution. Watercolours are usually translucent and appear luminous because the pigments are laid down in a pure form with few fillers obscuring the pigment colours.

It is a beautiful medium with stunning translucent effects that no other medium can achieve.


The role of drawing in education remains critical, and not just to the creative disciplines in art and design for which it is foundational. As a primary visual language, essential for communication and expression, drawing is as important as the development of written and verbal skills.

Drawing using universal shapes | Figure Drawing | Facial Studies | Contour | Gesture | Travel Sketching | Illustration | Anime | Cartoons | Infographics


Acrylic paint is a fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints are water-soluble, but become water-resistant when dry. Depending on how much the paint is diluted with water, or modified with acrylic gels, media, or pastes, the finished acrylic painting can resemble a watercolor or an oil painting, or have its own unique characteristics not attainable with other media.