5 places in and around Cape Town to paint
As beautiful as our mother city is, Cape Town also thrives with creativity. Marvel along Woodstock and Salt River streets, and you’ll find plenty of murals along the walls of residential homes, corporate buildings, and public walls. Venture into the city center and you will be treated to pleasantly unexpected artistic encounters. It’s easy to feel inspired to dip your own fingers into the pot of creativity.
And while it’s true that not everyone can paint with talent, the beauty of art in any medium is that you don’t have to be talented. to enjoy.
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Here are five events and places in and around Cape Town to paint and let your creativity run free:
People who pour paint
If you have seen trending on TikTok and many videos of this artistic genre are saved in your gallery because of their satisfaction, why step out of your screen and enter a world where you can also create them?
People who pour paint offer budding, established, and “non” (because no one really has zero ounces of creativity hidden somewhere inside) creatives a bit of magic to create your own unique masterpiece through the paint pour process acrylic.
Grab an apron and head to the Watershed or Durbanville Art Studio, as this experience is only available until October.
- Cost: from R340
- Duration: one and a half to two hours
- Included: aprons and all necessary equipment
- Reservations: Watershed – available until October 1 | Durbanville – available until October 22
Tucked away just behind the Camps Bay seafront is a quaint little family business that offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the iconic Sunset Strip into a world of pottery, paintings and Wonki Ware snacks to enrich your inner creativity while satisfying any tummy. -the desires linked along the way.
Make your mark on any of their handmade pottery products by choosing from their selection of plates, bowls, mugs, platters or trinkets. Sit down, choose between toast, wraps, smoothie bowls, and waffles while sipping on a smoothie, freshly squeezed juice, milkshakes, or hot drink. Let your imagination run wild as you create your design, dip your brushes and paint with all the colors of the wind.
- Location: 41 The Boardwalk, Camps Bay
- Business hours : Monday to Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Sundays and public holidays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Website: campbay.thepottery.co.za
ArtiChoc Creative Coffee
When you think of Stellenbosch, the first things that come to mind are its scenic vineyards and award-winning wines. Now you can add chocolate and paint to the list, thanks to the new gem in the vineyard – ArtiChoc Creative Coffee.
An enchanting café that encapsulates the “magic” that comes with bringing loved ones together for the sake of creating memories, delights and pure creativity.
Painting with an array of mediums like functional glass, ceramic figurines, canvas or even t-shirts; to instructor-led workshops for those who prefer a little more guidance in the creative process. There are loads of activities that will have you unleashing your inner artist in no time while indulging in a decadent chocolate and coffee/rooibos/wine pairing experience or munching on some of their delicious meals.
- Location: R310 Baden Powell Drive, Lynedoch (the restaurant section of Stellenbosch Vineyards (first exit at the roundabout when entering the premises)
- Operating hours: Wednesday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Friday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Website: artichoc.co.za
- Reservations: Visit their online calendar for workshops and classes
Artjammage belongs to someone painterentertainment dream, receive cans of paint and say to let our imaginations run wild. What more could one ask for? With an apron (because with access to paint there’s bound to be a lot of scrambling, and a lot of mess too) and a blank canvas but no set rules, it’s the perfect opportunity to cultivate your creative side while having fun alone or with loved ones.
No prior drawing or painting skills needed, the only goal is to have fun! But for those a little anxious to let loose, there are plenty of professionals out there who will help show you the ropes.
- Location: Breakwater Boulevard, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
- Business hours : Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Website: artjamming.co.za
Paint on canvas and sip
Pizza, wine and paint. What better way to unleash your inner creativity? The Offering Workshop hosts its monthly Canvas Paint and Sip event, featuring a new local art master of the month who will guide you through a step-by-step art experience.
This second episode takes place inside the Love Is pizzeria at the Fynbos estate and focuses on painting on canvas. The ticket price includes all the art supplies you will need as well as three glasses of wine for each person attending.
Keep your eyes peeled on their instagram page for future Paint and Sip events taking place.
- Date: Saturday September 17
- Location: Love Is Restaurant, 164 Tyrall Road, Fynbos Estate, Milnerton Rural
- Time: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Cost: R200 per person
- Reservation: quicket.co.za
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