The Michaelis School of Fine Art and Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) are pleased to announce a series of evening drawing workshops, open to members of the public, to be presented throughout the month of June.

The Drawing Pleasure workshops are aimed at anyone who would like to discover or develop their ability to draw, and experience the pleasure of drawing in a supportive environment. Individual workshops take place over two consecutive evenings (Tuesday and Wednesday), and participants can register for any number of the three available workshops. Each workshop will be facilitated by a tutor with a distinct approach to the drawing process, allowing participants to select the workshops which best represent their interests.

Workshop 1: Tuesday 11 June 2013 and Wednesday 12 June 2013, 18:00 – 21:00, facilitated by Leonard Shapiro
Workshop 2: Tuesday 18 June 2013 and Wednesday 19 June 2013, 18:00 – 21:00, facilitated by Karen Stewart
Workshop 3: Tuesday 25 June 2013 and Wednesday 26 June 2013, 18:00 – 21:00, facilitated by Katherine Bull

Cost per Workshop: R240.00.
All drawing materials, including paper, will be provided.

Booking: Booking is essential and workshops are limited to a maximum of 20 participants. Bookings via webtickets.

Parking:  There is free parking available for workshop participants on Hiddingh Campus.

For more information, please contact: Leonard Shapiro on or 082 5530 824.


Workshop 1: Tuesday 11 June 2013 and Wednesday 12 June 2013
Leonard Shapiro has extensive experience in facilitating drawing workshops for first-time drawers, as well as for those with previous drawing experience. In this workshop, he will introduce participants to a selection of techniques involved in observational drawing.

Workshop 2: Tuesday 18 June 2013 and Wednesday 19 June 2013
Karen Stewart works for the Cape Craft and Design Institute and has twelve years of experience as a creativity and design facilitator. She will introduce participants to the art of seeing, developing methods to connect perception to the physical act of drawing. Participants will experience different kinds of mark-making and learn how to control a pencil through specifically designed activities.

Workshop 3: Tuesday 25 June 2013 and Wednesday 26 June 2013
Katherine Bull is a visual artist with over ten years of teaching experience at tertiary level, who also works as an art therapist and runs private creative workshops in a range of media. This workshop will approach the drawing process as a tool for meditation and self-discovery. It will provide an introduction to various techniques that facilitate an awareness of the whole body as a tool for mark-making, exploring both the physical and psychological aspects of the Self through drawing.

Start: 18 Jun ’13 6:00 pm

End: 19 Jun ’13 9:00 pm

Cost: R240.00


Organizer: GIPCA & Michaelis School of Fine Art

Phone: 082 5530 824


Venue: Hiddingh Hall

Phone: +27 21 480 7156

Address: UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa