Niel Jonker

Painting Workshops

Discover your self-expression;
Commit your body as nature;
Renew your daily practice rhythm.

​Welcome to Niel Jonker’s new series of interactive workshops that fill the ongoing need for experiential learning through sharing. Building on the well-known Sourdough Experience which has been running monthly for ten years now, read more about the intro short course ortwo-day immersion…

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Short introductory workshops

One-day introduction to landscape painting outdoors

Niel Jonker painting workshops

Observation skills, within and without, are ignited as we remind ourselves that we are nature, and practice landscape painting in oils outdoors with economy.

For beginners and experienced artists alike, together we find our gifts and leave recharged for maintaining ongoing practice.

Cost is R450 per person.
See the Workshop Schedule above for dates.
For group bookings of six to eight participants I am willing to travel or set other dates.

Two-day experiences

Two-day immersion in landscape painting outdoors

Franschhoek painting workshops

As above, but more thorough, this immersion leaves you committed to maintaining your practice. The two days are divided into two mornings and two afternoons to work with the natural elements and the body’s abilities. These consecutive sessions establish the rhythm of steady observation, feeling, and a light committed touch.

Cost R 1800
See the Workshop Schedule above for dates.

Two-day immersion into sculpture outdoors

This clay sculpture workshop is where you get your hands dirty and kick off your shoes around the fire in the forest at Baardskeerdersbos. Clay as medium and teacher, we explore the practicalities of building form with slabs to create a sculpture. After drying overnight we proceed toward possible completion and the fire-pit.
Cost R 1800
See the Workshop Schedule above for dates.

Breadmaking Workshops

This fun yet thorough workshop emphasizes the benefits of slow fermentation, wholegrain ingredients, and process consciousness.
An advanced understanding of bread-making’s core principles are covered while apprenticing in a fully functional artisan bake-house. Novices and experienced bakers are catered for equally READ MORE …