Greg Kerr Fine Art Short Courses in 2017
Posted on 6 February 2017.

Pastel Painting

4-day workshops in 3 beautiful venues: Prince Albert 21 - 25 May; Schoenmakerskop 27 - 31 August; and The Crags 29 October - 2 November.


Course Content

The courses will concentrate on the use of (soft chalk) pastel as a versatile and expressive medium. As pastel has the reputation of being “difficult” and limiting, owing usually to poor instruction at schools and elsewhere, my approach (developed over many years of working with tertiary painting students) is to assist the student to use the medium with a scope nearly as wide as oil painting. Four pieces will be tackled and the source material will consist of a number of small animals or insects carefully observed and creatively explored in the context of the particular venue.


Fees & Expenses

The tuition fees for Prince Albert & The Crags are R2 800 and for PE R2 600. Other expenses are travel, accommodation and meals and art equipment. I will send details of all these once I know who is interested.


The Venues

Schoenmakerskop is a little village on the sea just outside of Port Elizabeth. There is B&B and Self-catering accommodation available and the studio is within walking distance of most of these. The first session will be held in my gallery on Marine Drive.

Prince Albert lies at the base of the famous Swartberg Mountains and is famous for its history and its charm. The classes are held about 23kms out of town on the Kredouw Olive Estate, a beautiful farm with a number of eco cottages and other luxury accommodation available. Students usually have lunch (5 Star!) together in the farm dining room. The dates are chosen to avoid the extreme weather of the Karoo and May promises to be perfect. If the days do get a bit too warm, there is pool to dive into, if the nights get a bit too cool, there are fires and blankets!

The Crags lies 20 or so kms to the East of Plettenberg Bay. Classes are held on the grounds of beautiful Redford House. Some students commute from the town and surrounding B&B’s, but others use the luxurious accommodation offered on the property. The owners, Clive and Colleen Noble, offer lunches (also 5 star!) and dinners by arrangement. A swimming pool, tennis court and delightful countryside are part of the attractions.

Contact Greg

On email or cell phone 082 4111472 for more information

Born in Johannesburg in 1949, Gregory Kerr spent much of his working life as a teacher and academic while pursuing a career as an artist.

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