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Second masterclass completed <div>The branch’s Emerging Artists Programme aims to assist under-resourced, inexperienced, and relatively unknown artists in Cape Town. </div><div><br></div><div><span><p><img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1650px;" /></p>​​</span>‘Our Emerging Artists Programme gives many young artists a foot in the door of various creative sectors. Through the programme, we are able to offer accessible visual art capacity-building training, as well as exhibition opportunities,’ said Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Patricia van der Ross.</div><div><br></div><div>Many of the artists who participate in exhibitions lack formal training and often request advice on various aspects of their craft such as preparing a canvas, framing, and art installation. <br></div><div><br></div><div><span><p><img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:666px;" /></p>​​</span>‘We are therefore implementing a series of practical masterclasses to teach emerging artists methods and techniques to assist with these key aspects of their practice,’ said Councillor Van der Ross.</div><div><br></div><div>The second session of these masterclasses was held on Saturday, 10 February, during which the artists were introduced to different painting mediums and taught how to use them effectively.</div><div><br></div><div>Other topics on the day included colour theory, brush technique, mixing paint and other skills.</div><div><br></div><div>The first masterclass took place last year and focused on preparing a canvas, while the third takes place in March and will focus on installation.<br></div><div><br></div><div><span><p><img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:949px;" /></p>​​</span>‘Our emerging artists bring diversity to the industry. They represent a multitude of cultures, backgrounds and artistic approaches. This is reflected in the variety of artworks and broadens our artistic landscape,’ said Councillor Van der Ross.</div><div><br></div><div>For more information on the programme, please go to <a href=""></a> </div><div><br></div><div><strong>End</strong></div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>2024-02-12T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#acfa5192-255e-4255-9c76-34918816453f;L0|#0acfa5192-255e-4255-9c76-34918816453f|Artists;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#a4a279af-4b4b-46ae-ab60-475ecf75ef44;L0|#0a4a279af-4b4b-46ae-ab60-475ecf75ef44|Arts and culture10

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