Melinda Brummer

ARTIST BIO

I was born in Johannesburg and settled in the Western Cape. I’v been painting professionally since 2016

My work speaks of expression and emotions. I use brushstrokes, pallet knife and Colour contrast to convey my message.

The 4 keywords for me is choices, freedom, satisfaction, humbleness.

The influences of Impressionism and Expressionistic Art is very visible in my work.

I paint portraits, wildlife, flowers, landscapes and sometimes still life too.

PROTEAS by Melinda Brummer
Oil on canvas
900 x 1500mm
R7 500

ROS KOCH

“The fact that every living thing has its day in the sun… it blooms, it fades… life goes on, regardless.” Ros Koch

“DAILY BREAD” SERIES  

INSPIRATION:   

These works have been inspired by my walk/cycle to my children’s school and back. By choosing to focus on the positives, the beauty in everyday things, as a source of inspiration for my work

I have found being more mindful has been quite healing for me… encouraging me to keep my mind on the many good things in my life – the beauty in the small things – and finding sustenance in them.

The many flowers, trees and other plants. Their beauty but also their fragility. The change in seasons. The fact that every living thing has its day in the sun… it blooms, it fades… life goes on, regardless.

Ros Koch
CHRISTMAS IN MAY
405 x 505mm
Watercolour & pastel on paper
R3 600

If your are interested in purchasing any of the works displayed above, kindly contact the gallery brightstreetgallery@gmail.com

The Potters Place teaching studio – New to the Courtyard @ Bright Street Gallery

The Potters Place teaching studio is happy and excited to be Opening its doors in SOMERSET WEST. I have been teaching all things clay related for almost 30 years from my studio in Pretoria. When the opportunity arose for me to expand my business I decided that SOMERSET is the place where I would like to be.

The Courtyard @ The Bright Street Gallery was the perfect fit and everyone has been so helpful and accommodating and I am so thankful for finding this Gem of a place.
The classes I will be teaching will deal with all aspects of clay,

  • HANDBUILDING techniques (pinching, coiling and slabbing)
  • WHEELWORK (utilitarian work as well as altered and assembly pieces)
  • SCULPTURE (figure, animal and abstract)
  • WORKSHOPS will include alternative firing techniques of: RAKU and OBAVRU (beer firing)
  • : MOULD MAKING and SLIPCASTING
  • : DECORATING TECHNIQUES e.g. printing and stamping on clay, bubbling, coloured clays and slip decoration.

I will also be doing tailor made workshops for teambuilding events and parties.

Please have a look at our website/Facebook page/Instagram to see what we have been up to at our Pretoria studio. http://www.the-potters-place

Please have a look at our website / Facebook page / Instagram to see what we have been up to at our Pretoria studio. www.the-potters-place.co.za

Bookings for classes is essential so please phone or send a WhatsApp to Evette 082 573 4645

ARTHOUSE Academy – Art Classes @33 Bright Street

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing!

Arthouse Academy is a local art school located in the heart of the Somerset West CBD that offers a variety of Art Classes and Art Workshops for students of different ages and experience.

ADULT ART CLASSES

It’s never too late to get creative! Are you a first-time brush holder? Is your creative flame in need of rekindling? Or do you just want to brush up on your art skills? Then Art House Academy’s adult classes are perfect for you.

All current classes (see time table below) will be offered at the cost of R800 per month. Strict Covid-19 protocols will be adhered to.  Bookings are essential.

For more information, please contact Michelle at mich28bas@gmail.com or Cell: 072 247 4664

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY  
 8:30 – 11:00 Beginners Class  8:30 – 11:00 Intermediate Class  
14:00 – 16:30 Advanced Class      
18:30 – 21:00 Beginners Class  18:30 – 21:00 Intermediate Class   18:30 – 21:00 Advanced Class   

BEGINNERS ART CLASSES

Learn the very basics of drawing and painting in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

Materials:

  • 1 x A3 Cartridge drawing pad
  • All other basic art supplies will be provided

Cost:

  • R800 per month payable in advance

Class times:

  • Monday evenings 18:30 – 21:00
  • Tuesday mornings 8:30 – 11:00

Bookings are essential.

INTERMEDIATE ART CLASSES

Practice and further develop your painting and/or drawing skills by exploring different themes in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

Materials:

Students are responsible for bringing their own art materials and references.

Cost:

  • R800 per month payable in advance

Class times:

  • Wednesday mornings 8:30 – 11:00
  • Tuesday evenings 18:30 – 21:00

Bookings are essential.

ADVANCED ART CLASSES

Learn to develop concepts and express own interpretations of specific themes in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

Materials:

  • 1 x A4 journal
  • Students are responsible for bringing their own art materials

Cost:

  • R800 per month

Class times:

  • Monday afternoons 14:00 – 16:30
  • Thursday evenings 18:30 – 21:00

Bookings are essential.

Jumpring Jewellery Classes & Studio

Jumpring Jewellery Classes offers Jewellery Skills Mini Courses and Studio space to students and jewellery enthusiasts who would like to learn to create jewellery from metals and semi precious stones.

Class Times:

Monday / Wednesday / Friday 

09H00 to 13H00  

Tuesday / Thursday

18H00 to 21H00  

7 week Beginners Course starting 6th March 2021 – Book now only 3 spaces left!!

Book your class today Email Erica at: jumpring1@gmail.com