Dale and Janny Elliott have been in the painting Holiday and Art Workshop business for more than two decades. In their early years they started as facilitators on the Mont aux Sources Painting Holidays in the 1980s, and after a brief chapter at San Lameer they created their acclaimed Knysna Painting Holidays in their Leisure Isle, Knysna studios. From this beautiful setting they conducted close on 200 courses over 15 years. Nearly 2000 creative people shared the magic of the brush, canvas and palette with them, and they made countless friends with beginner and advanced artists from all over the world. In January 2004 they sold their Leisure Isle property, deciding to replace it with a new Studio closer to Cape Town. They did however decide to retain their prominent Art Gallery in Woodmill Lane, in downtown Knysna.

NEW CHALLENGES

Dale and Janny are constantly in search of new ideas and a fresh modus operandi, and this fact (together with a desire to live closer to their children in the Western Cape!) led them on an intensive search to find a stimulating environment in which to create a whole new art scene for themselves - and their participants. They looked at many options, and eventually the obvious choice was the beautiful small town of Villiersdorp - a relatively undiscovered hamlet on the borders between the Boland and the Overberg in the Western Cape - two of the most picturesque areas of our Land

A DRAFT LAYOUT OF THE 3-DAY COURSE

   

ONE DAY PAINTING COURSES
New to our painting programme are several one day courses which we offer throughout the year (Please see the dates on the other page). Artists wanting to paint in oils, acrylics or water colours can join the Elliott Team for the day in Villiersdorp from their Art Studios and Gallery. All tuition, demos, notes, CD Rom, lunch and basic studio equipment is provided.. .Cost per person: R800.00 VAT Incl.

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS COURSES (3 Days)
We continue holding AB courses where Dale and Mel hold the hand of each participant as they take them through the paces of beginner painting. This is a great course to attend if you are looking to slowly getting into painting.

MULTI-LEVEL COURSES (3 Days)
These are our 'flagship' courses which we conduct throughout the year. The courses are designed for beginner, intermediate or advanced artists, with the input and exercises to suit all levels of expertise, and with a broad approach and introduction to the particular medium chosen. They are presented either in oils/acrylics or watercolours.

ADVANCED COURSES (3 Davs)

These are designed for intermediate and advanced artists who are 'palette-wise' and are looking for exposure to additional techniques and an opportunity to push the boundaries in a particular medium chosen. The courses only touch lightly on the basics and are offered either in oils/acrylics or watercolours on separate courses.

OUTDOOR COURSES (4 Days)
Paint outdoors daily with Dale and Mel at a variety of specially chosen beautiful localities in the surrounding district. Lunch on site and then return to the studio to complete the work and enjoy other aspects of the art programme. These courses have limited basic instruction and are designed for artists who have an established knowledge of their medium and are looking for new challenges as they paint with facilitators.

SPECIAL COURSES ON DEMAND

These include Individual Special-Interest Groups with your own dates. In the past we have planned custom-built art courses for Art Societies, business teams, outdoor-painting groups and even groups of freinds and neighbours. Contact us to discuss further possibilities.


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