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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the studio has
a) installed a sanitation and IR screening station at the entrance,
b) a rigorous general disinfecting program
c) a policy of respectful behaviour in terms of proximity and contact.
d) a size limit to all group activity in order to ensure plenty of working space for all.
COVID-19 is a serious potential threat to the health of all and the studio is committed to creating a safe space for art-making and appreciates that all who come likewise be responsible and respectful in their use of the space.
Untitled grew out of Julia Teale's remarkable Spencer Street Studio, the longstanding Cape Town institution, expanding to include sculpture in 2018, and finally condensing into the art space that it now is: a studio with a focus on contemporary figurative, abstract & representational art in the disciplines of painting, drawing and sculpture.
The school has a firm foundation in the technical and observational, and aims at skills transfer and the production of works that are rigorous in form and thought without being limited by the academic tradition.
Untitled is a modest institution that aims not to overshadow the work of those involved, and to do everything possible to nurture each individual's art within the context of a dynamic group environment, regardless of the level at which they start. The school draws on many years of experience and the special expertise of a growing group of professionals and teachers.
In addition to the workshops and weekly classes, Untitled also provides a consultation service. This is aimed at practicing artists needing to overcome deadlocks in the work, or for those wanting a critical and well-informed eye in anticipation of a show.
Part of the ideology of Untitled is to bring art making and art appreciation closer to life, and to make it a greater part of the lives of many. The studio, InSitu, is home to a number of practicing artists, always open for a visit, and a space for art events and exhibitions. Please don't hesitate to get in touch.
[Exhibitions at Studio InSitu]
Used Paint, an exhibition exploring the material aspects of painting as a vehicle for thought, meaning and feeling. December 2019.
Description Without Place, a large group show featuring painting, sculpture, drawing and design from Untitled and the periphery launched InSitu in June 2019
[The Fine Art of Painting]
02/06 - 18/08
03/06 - 19/08
06/06 - 22/08
01/09 - 10/11
02/09 - 11/11
05/09 - 14/11
Oil Painting is an extraordinary and enduring art-form that engages one's thoughts and vision in the creation of new reflections on the world.
Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm.
R 310 per class / R 3410 per term. Groups are limited to 7 so advance booking is essential. Please contact me for availability.
InSitu, 4th floor 199-203 Albert Rd. Woodstock.
[The Art of Drawing]
03/08 - 12/11
Drawing is the foundation for all the other arts, a remarkable means of honing hand-eye coordination, and the most immediate way to record and communicate complex ideas from inside and out.
11 sessions, Thursday mornings 9 - 12 am and evenings 6 - 9 pm. R 3410 excluding materials or R 320 'drop-in' rate.
InSitu, 4th floor 199-203 Albert Rd. Woodstock
Figurative sculpture classes are a cornerstone of my teaching practice and extraordinarily valuable in themselves or as impetus for self motivated work. Unfortunately these are currently on hold but please get in touch and I will let you know as soon as I start them up again.
For those particularly concerned about the risks of group activity in this time but needing input or a sounding board for their work I am inviting 1 on 1 studio critiques and consultations outside of class times. Bring your work in progress or sketch book and we can discuss what's needed to resolve your work. These will take the form of 1 hour, in studio sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 5 pm or at another time by special arrangement. Confirm in advance to secure a slot.
These are charged at R 250 a session.
For painters working independently but still wanting day-to-day long range advice you can sign up for a monthly WhatsApp consultation service. This is good for people who are relatively secure in their material engagement but need a critical outside eye to resolve work or advice along the way.
The fee for this service is R 450 per month
[Open Studio Practice]
Untitled is very pleased to announce a new Open Studio policy, whereby artists without studios can make use of the InSitu teaching studio and infrastructure outside of formal workshop time. This is a perfect feature for people in need of space to create but without the expensive commitment of a private studio. It comes with the benefit of working in a community of practicing artists for those who are not in need of any formal tuition per se.
This grants people full access four days a week (Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday).
R 600 p/m
InSitu, 4th floor 199-203 Albert Rd. Woodstock.