Heidi Beyers - Artist & Art TeacherArtist, Fine Art & Art Teacher Oil, Acrylic & Pastel Painting - Ceramics, Pewter & Sculpting
Heidi was born in 1955 in White River, Mpumalanga. She went on to qualify as a high school teacher, teaching German and French.. She completed a diploma course in Fine Art in 1997 at the Open Window Art Academy in Pretoria and has been painting and attending workshops ever since. Heidi teaches art and hosts art & crafts workshops from her home in Midrand in all media as well as ceramic and fabric painting, mosaic and decoupage.
- Drawing – pencil & charcoal
- Painting – pastel, acrylics & oils
It is not necessary to have an artistic talent – you just need the desire to do something creative! In her classes Heidi will share her knowledge of painting and drawing in all media and will teach you the technical skills necessary to create works of art. Under her guidance you will develop a style of your own whilst making friends with people who share a passion for art. Anyone is welcome to make an appointment to visit the studio.
SCULPTURE & CRAFT CLASSES
Students progress at their own rate in these classes which are relaxed and full of practical information. Heidi encourages students to have fun while they create various artworks in clay, pewter, mosiac or decoupage. She also offers instruction in sculpture and ceramic painting, teaching all the important techniques and aspects of the different crafts.
4-DAY PORTRAIT COURSES
The 4–day Portrait Courses will teach you how to paint an accurate and realistic portrait of a family member or friend. You will learn how to use a specific method, and will watch your painting come together bit by bit – the result? – a true-to-life rendering of both model and fabric! You will also learn how to mix the exact flesh tones, using only 4 basic colours plus white. This simplified method enables you to paint skin tones accurately from the start – no guesswork needed! Have you ever painted a portrait which just does not end up looking like the person you are trying to paint? Learn how to use a corrective method to fix up the portrait and achieve an accurate likeness. These courses are offered in Midrand, Britannia Bay, Knysna and Nelspruit.
LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOPS
These life drawing classes are ideal for artises who have difficulty drawing or painting the humal figure, and who feel overwhelmed when it comes to seeing and understanding the amazing and mysterious complexities of the body. It is essential to know what to look for. During these classes the students learn how to achieve the correct proportions when drawing the human form and will also be shown how and where to start. The class starts with a few short 3-minute warm-up poses followed by longer poses of 30 minutes to 1 hour each.
GALLERY – ORIGINAL ARTWORKS FOR SALE
- Art Gallery & Oil Painting
- Figure Studies
- Sea & Waterscapes
- Still Life
Would you like to capture a special moment in time on canvas? Perhaps a family group portrait, a favourite pet or a painting of your home? Corporate or private portraits are done from life or from photos. Heidi also does ceramic painting, mosaic or pewter commissions – this could be a personalised wedding, birthday or anniversary gift for a special person in your life.
So often we are able to identify the artistic talents in our friends and loved ones. Why not unlock the artist in a friend or family member by giving a gift voucher for a lesson, workshop or 4-day portrait course? The possession of talent (even natural talent) can only reach its full potential through development. A skills development gift voucher is a special way of giving access to a creative world they may not have otherwise entered.
FRAMING – Picture Framing
Otto will see to all your framing requirements – paintings, photographs, certificates, medals and even caps and shirts done in box frames. The framing is done on the premises at very reasonable rates, and there are many frames from which to choose. We are in close proximity to Sandton, Kyalami and Centurion. The framing of art, photo’s and other memorabilia is usually a lifetime investment. We understand this.