Date & Time

29 April 21 - 02 May 21

00:00 AM - 00:00 AM

Children’s autumn holiday programme

Easel painting and drawing

Join us at the Zeitz MOCAA Centre for Art Education for a variety of exciting children’s workshops over the 2021 Autumn season. In our safe and child-friendly classroom spaces children will be invited and encouraged to explore their creativity using a variety of wet and dry mediums from 20 April to the 2 May.

The   portable easel flourished in the fifteenth century with the upsurge of mid-sized landscape paintings. Some of the many artworks in the Home Is Where The Art Is exhibition, currently on display in the museum have been created using an easel.

For this holiday programme we have set up the spaces to resemble a traditional studio space with easels for painting and drawing and have designed activities which incorporate the use of the easel. Children are invited to engage in the creative possibilities of standing at an easel – and imagining themselves as the next George Pemba or Penny Siopis.

As your young artists enjoy the art-making activities on offer in our Centre for Art Education, parents and guardians are invited to explore the museum and enjoy the variety of exhibitions currently on offer.

All Covid protocols will be strictly observed.

Members’ children are invited to participate in the workshops free of charge.

Zeitz MOCAA Membership is R290 for 12 months.

For non-members, a single entry with your child is R210.00

Parents are requested to deliver your child/children to the Centre for Arts Education where they will be registered for the workshop.

You will be expected to complete the museum Covid register when you enter the museum.

Please do not leave your child/children unaccompanied in the reception area.

Venue: All workshops will take place on -1 Level in the Centre for Art Education

Workshop for Age 6 – 8                                     A max of 15 children.                       10:00 – 12:00

Workshops for Age 9 – 12                             A max of 15 children.                       14:00 – 16:00

Please direct any queries about the workshops to

Thursday 29 April
2 workshops

Inspired by the theme of the Garden, in the Home Is where The Art Is exhibition children will explore organic mark-making and colour mixing, painting an abundant arrangement of flowers and foliage using brushes, paints and other interesting painting tools that they make themselves. While they enjoy the free expression of painting they will also about the history of the easel and the humble paint brush.

Same activity and materials for both workshops
10:00 – 12:00 / Age 6 – 8
14:00 – 16:00 / Age 9 – 12

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Friday 30 April
2 workshops

Children will create a still life working in paint, pencil crayons and / or coloured paper. Tempting to look at – but take care don’t eat the subject matter kids!

Same activity and materials for both workshops
10:00 – 12:00 / Age 6 – 8
14:00 – 16:00 / Age 9 – 12

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Saturday 1 May
2 workshops


Let’s learn from master painters!

Choosing the medium that they love children will create their artworks on an easel working from reproductions of famous masterpieces.

Same activity and materials for both workshops
10:00 – 12:00 / Age 6 – 8
14:00 – 16:00 / Age 9 – 12

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Sunday 2 May
2 workshops

In the first workshops little artist will make and decorate a clock that they can use to help them tell the time. We won’t forget to add the mouse!

Inspired by the abstract works in the exhibition Home Is Where The Art Is, older children will explore fun techniques and a variety of mediums to make an abstract painting inspired by the idea of passing time.

10:00 – 12:00 / Age 3 – 12

14:00 – 16:00 / Age 9 – 12

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