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Introducing the Proudly Porterville: Winter Art Series. A collaboration of Porterville artisans are hosting fun workshops to develop your creative muscles. Choose from 19 workshops over three days hosted by local creatives and supported by selected visiting artists.  Be sure to book your tickets for the Jenny Morris live cooking show at Flyers Lodge on Friday night  (tickets available at Webtickets). On Saturday visit the local artists in their studios, which will be open from 10am – 3pm (click here for a list of participating artists). Saturday evening is the Bergrivier Gin Experience, a chance to experience and savour locally produced gins paired with cheese, tapas, and nougat.

Over the course of the weekend there are kiddies activities galore, including daily kids art workshops. Jenny Morris will also be showcasing her clothing pop-up shop at Rendezvous on Friday morning at 10am, and at the Flyers Lodge on Saturday. See below for the full schedule and more info on this unique weekend experience.

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Workshop Program

TimeArtistWorkshopWorkshop DescriptionLocationCostCapacityContact Details   
Thursday, 07 July 2022
08:00 – 16:00Joanne FrostKiddies ActivitiesBubble Wrap Stomp Painting1 Park Street ( Showgrounds )R10020076 402 2333
09:00 – 12:00Joey KoenFabric PaintingYou will learn how to prepare your fabric before painting and what requirements you need. Also obtain knowledge of a few basic techniques. We will paint a place mat of 30x 45 cm and a boarder for a tea cloth. All articles will be ready for use. Piet Retief StreetR3005072 036 7147
09:00 – 12:00Monique NienaberSoup SpoonSpend the morning hammering and shaping your soup ladle.19 Du Toit StreetR3708063 676 7249
10:00 – 13:00Hester ClaasenMosaicMosaic of Large door stop. Handmade cement doorstop and you pick your own colour. You mosaic and grout it. You can buy handmade ceramic inserts that could add to your mosaic door stop. You get to take your masterpiece home. 16 Du Toit StreetR3006083 302 5388
14:00 – 16:30AlnaPottery StudioSoup bowls and spoonsCome make your own soup bowls and spoons from scratch out of raw clay and decorate with under glaze. To be collected or send 3 / 4 weeks later.21 Kerk StreetR4506083 538 2644
14:00 – 17:00Monique NienaberEtchingLearn how to etch pictures, text or patterns onto brass and copper. Etching is the process of using and acid and a resist to create shallow markings in the metal. It is a great way to add texture to your pieces.
End of the day with a completely individual item to take home and treasure.
19 Du Toit StreetR2008063 676 7249+
15:00 – 17:00Hester ClaasenMosaicMosaic of Large door stop. Handmade cement doorstop and you pick your own colour. You mosaic and grout it. You can buy handmade ceramic inserts that could add to your mosaic door stop. You get to take your masterpiece home.16 Du Toit StreetR3006083 302 5388
Friday, 08 July 2022
08:00 – 16:00Joanne FrostKiddies ActivitiesPaper plate Dream Catchers1 Park Street ( Showgrounds )R10020076 402 2333
09:00 – 12:00Joey KoenFabric PaintYou will learn how to prepare your fabric before painting and what requirements you need. Also obtain knowledge of a few basic techniques. We will paint a place mat of 30x 45 cm and a boarder for a tea cloth. All articles will be ready for use.Piet Retief StreetR3005072 063 7147
09:00 – 12:00Monique NienaberEtchingLearn how to etch pictures, text or patterns onto brass and copper. Etching is the process of using and acid and a resist to create shallow markings in the metal. It is a great way to add texture to your pieces.
End of the day with a completely individual item to take home and treasure.
19 Du Toit StreetR2008063 676 7249
09:00 – 12:30AlnaPottery StudioLoom beadingWork on a beading loom to create your own bracelet with seed beads, includes loom and needle.21 Kerk StreetR4504083 538 2644
10:00 – 13:00Hester ClaasenMosaicMosaic of Large door stop. Handmade cement doorstop and you pick your own colour. You mosaic and grout it. You can buy handmade ceramic inserts that could add to your mosaic door stop. You get to take your masterpiece home.16 Du Toit StreetR3006083 302 5388
14:00 – 16:30AlnaPottery StudioFeltingWork with raw unspun merino wool, using a felting needle to create a felting piece to become a wall hanging or purse. 21 Kerk StreetR4504 -SOLD OUT083 538 2644
15:00 – 17:00Hester ClaasenMosaicMosaic of Large door stop. Handmade cement doorstop and you pick your own colour. You mosaic and grout it. You can buy handmade ceramic inserts that could add to your mosaic door stop. You get to take your masterpiece home.16 Du Toit StreetR3006083 302 5388
Saturday, 09 July 2022
09:00 – 12:00Monique NienaberEtchingLearn how to etch pictures, text or patterns onto brass and copper. Etching is the process of using and acid and a resist to create shallow markings in the metal. It is a great way to add texture to your pieces.
End of the day with a completely individual item to take home and treasure.
19 Du Toit StreetR2008063 676 7249
09:00 – 12:30Melanie WeitzPolymer ClayPolymer clay is the most amazing medium with endless possibilities to work with. In this workshop you will have 2 options to choose from. Choose one that speak to you the most and come join me in making a usable art piece ( hot chocolate mug with a teaspoon ) or a wearable art piece ( happy earing- you will be able to make a few ). All materials provided.21 Kerk StreetR4508082 373 0356
09:00 – 12:00Joey KoenFabric PaintYou will learn how to prepare your fabric before painting and what requirements you need. Also obtain knowledge of a few basic techniques. We will paint a place mat of 30x 45 cm and a boarder for a tea cloth. All articles will be ready for use.Piet Retief StreetR3005072 036 7147
10:00 – 13:00Hester ClaasenMosaicMosaic of Large door stop. Handmade cement doorstop and you pick your own colour. You mosaic and grout it. You can buy handmade ceramic inserts that could add to your mosaic door stop. You get to take your masterpiece home.16 Du Toit StreetR3006083 302 5388
10:00 – 12:00Joanne FrostSojo SoapsBook now for your soap making course and learn everything about cold process soap making. The lesson includes everything you need to create your every first soap loaf.
-Basic principles and science of soap making
- Different qualities of different oils to be used in soap making
- Lye Safety
- Demonstration of making, unmoulding and cutting
- How to formulate your own recipe and how to use the recipe calculator
- 1 soap design ( in the pot swirl with white and 1 other colour )
- The loaf mould will yield 10 soaps
- Indemnity form to be signed before the lesson
- We up cycle where possible and reuse containers and mixing utensils
1 Park Street ( Showgrounds )R35010076 402 2333
14:00 – 16:00Joanne FrostSojo SoapsBook now for your soap making course and learn everything about cold process soap making. The lesson includes everything you need to create your very first soap loaf.
-Basic principles and science of soap making
- Different qualities of different oils to be used in soap making
- Lye Safety
- Demonstration of making, unmoulding and cutting
- How to formulate your own recipe and how to use the recipe calculator
- 1 soap design ( in the pot swirl with white and 1 other colour )
- The loaf mould will yield 10 soaps
- Indemnity form to be signed before the lesson
- We up cycle where possible and reuse containers and mixing utensils
1 Park Street ( Showgrounds )R35010076 402 2333
14:00 – 16:30AlnaPottery StudioCoffee Mug decoratingDecorating a coffee mug, painting with under glaze’s on a bisque fired mug. To be collected or send 3 / 4 weeks later.21 Kerk StreetR450 for 2 and R300 per person4083 538 2644
14:00 – 17:00Monique NienaberEtchingLearn how to etch pictures, text or patterns onto brass and copper. Etching is the process of using and acid and a resist to create shallow markings in the metal. It is a great way to add texture to your pieces.
End of the day with a completely individual item to take home and treasure.
19 Du Toit StreetR2008063 676 7249
15:00 – 17:00Hester ClaasenMosaicMosaic of Large door stop. Handmade cement doorstop and you pick your own colour. You mosaic and grout it. You can buy handmade ceramic inserts that could add to your mosaic door stop. You get to take your masterpiece home.16 Du Toit StreetR3006083 302 5388

Also on the Agenda:

Our local Artists will be opening up their studio spaces for you to come and visit! Studios will be open from 10H00 – 15H00 on saturday the 9th of July.
Participating artists include:
Andre Du Toit082 656 3021
JP Meyer – 
Carin Dorrington – 083 635 1131 
Ronel Bakker076 884 1727
Die Lighuis066 2577 939
Yoko Reijn083 558 3291
The Mosaic House –

Porterville Community Market CEX