Art Workshops

Sander is offering 1-day workshops for people who would like to explore oil painting, or for those who just like a day of creative me-time.  It’s a worry-free day: you only bring old clothes and an open mind. All art materials, healthy food and drinks are provided.  

Participants often say “I’m not creative”, “I can’t paint” or “Oil painting is intimidating”. Yet, at the end of a fun-filled day they walk out with two paintings, most of the time surprised with their own results! It’s true, if you want to get to know yourself, get in front of a canvas: all kinds of self-limiting beliefs come up, in everyone of us. In the workshop process, those beliefs dissolve.  In that sense, painting is also an act of self-empowerment!

With Sander’s quirky guidance, you will learn the secrets of colour blending, and how you can mix a vast range of hues with only 3 colours and white. You’ll also learn about the 4 basics any painting needs: vision, composition, values and contrast. With these ‘simple’ tools you’re laying a strong foundation for your future artworks!

Leave your inner critic at home, come play and unleash your creativity! The day will be filled with inspiration, fun, anything goes – and a healthy lunch, all in Sander’s own art studio in Scarborough.

Program & Price

9:30 – introduction

9.45 – colour blending

11:30 – oil techniques and…paint!

13:00 – lunch

13:45 – back to the canvas

15:45 – closure and review

Our Workspace:

Sander’s art studio ~  Scarborough

R1,250 pp. bring a friend, each get 10% off

  • all art supplies (no turps, only odorless, non-toxic solvent) 
  • professional guidance
  • handout with basic theory
  • healthy lunch, snacks and drinks

Dates:

13 April 2024
18 May 2024
22 June 2024 
27 July 2024

Number of participants: min 3, max 8. If we have to cancel because of too few registrations, you can opt to join the next workshop or receive a full refund. If yóu need to cancel later than 8 days in advance: 75% cancellation fee, or postpone to the next scheduled workshop (admin. costs 15%). No refund in case of cancellation 3 days in advance or no shows.

Registration:

Payment secures your place; all payments 8 days before the workshop latest (EFT only, with POP).

For info and registration, WhatsApp/email:
Mobile: +27 76 076 1291
E-Mail: connect@sandermahieu.com

Art Studio
Exploring oil paint
Having fun
Walk out with 2 paintings

Reviews

With no art training, I was more than daunted by the prospect of painting with oils! Sander provided  expert guidance and personal attention which calmed my reservations.  Mixing colors was a whole creative process in itself and laid the foundation for the artwork which followed. This workshop was intense, fun and inspiring ! A magical process.

– Elaine

It was the best experience I had here on a long weekend in Cape Town. The care, affection and attention and professionalism that you showed is surprising. I looked in the mirror when I got home and my eyes hadn’t sparkled with joy in so long!

– Stefania

A truly magical and fun experience! Sander has a wonderfully warm and inspiring personality and a practical way of explaining how to mix and utilise the oil paints to create various colour effects. His classes are very informative and entertaining. His lighthearted and humorous approach assisted us in feeling at ease and being able to go with the colour flow and art experience. I felt exceptionally free at the end of the workshop as if I had experienced a profound ‘art therapy’ healing. Together with the incredibly informative and valuable guidelines and teachings, it was an experience to cherish and to always remember!

– Odelia

Sander’s art workshop blends foundational skills  with confidence-building to unleash your right brain. I learned so much and have a beautiful painting of my own to show for it.

– Willow