Category Archives: Creative Mindset

Creativity – the only way your kids will thrive in the future

Creativity is the new currency. According to the World Economic Forum, by 2020 creativity and creative thinking will be third on the list of the most important skills needed to survive and thrive in the fourth industrial revolution. In an article on Fin24.com, Richard Haines, CEO of the South African Cultural Observatory, and Rosemary Mangopa, CEO of the […]

Street Art Lingo

Street Art Lingo Essential information for anyone wanting to go and view some graffiti or street art. During 2019 I had the privilege of doing 3 graffiti tours. First up was seeing the East End of London in the UK. In this tour, I really learnt about the evolution of graffiti and started to get enamoured with […]

Art Project: Gregoire Boonzaier

Art project Gregoire Boonzaier Scraperboard  History Lesson: Gregoire Boonzaier (31 July 1909 – 22 April 2005) was a South African artist well known for his landscapes, portraits and still life paintings. He was a famous exponent of Cape Impressionism, a founder of the New Group, and a contributor, through his artworks, to the struggle against apartheid. […]

Is It OK to Draw and Paint From Photos?

Is It OK to Draw and Paint From Photos? The world of art has its fair share of controversies that extend beyond the realm of subject matter. Artists typically have their own opinions on the process, ideas, and materials and many of them are extremely passionate about their beliefs. Some people believe that certain colours […]