No sketching experience required- Beginners, kids & families welcome :) This experience uncovers the trendy hotspots of Joburg and revisits its rich monuments of old. We will meet on Fox St near Arts on Main in downtown Johannesburg for an introduction & some warm up sketching exercises as we take in the vibrancy of the various markets and the remodelled architecture of the Maboneng Precinct. We will then explore Main St- guests get a chance to see the city transform through new developments & get a sense of a genuine Joburg streetscape. Depending on availability we may travel like a local using mini bus taxi. We will head to the "Rooftop deck", this will provide incredible panoramic views of the city and offer great opportunities to sketch. Several great cafes & surrounding installations within Maboneng Precinct offer a chance to wind down thereafter. The needs of the group and daily factors means that the experience is always different, whether you have not picked up a pencil since childhood or are a seasoned artist, it is always an adventurous & eye opening way to explore this incredible example of a redeveloping city and its inhabitants & interact with it creatively and imaginatively.
I am a Johannesburg based candidate architect (M.Arch Prof.) motivated by the vivid landscape of its city streets. Sketching is a medium of daily engagement with ones environment and available to all, irrespective of skill level or talent, as a guide and tutor I call upon both my training in analytical sketching and meditation. Meeting and sharing the excitement of the city with an array of guests and creating meaningful experiences I find most fulfilling. Come along for a journey as we discover gems, both old and new while learning together and seeing the city through new eyes.
Sketch Book, Pens/Pencils
Downtown Johannesburg Fox Street: Maboneng Precinct- A recent development in the city. Fox Street: The main road inside the precinct with a variety of buildings and interesting arty Joburgers. Arts on Main: A prominent development within Maboneng Commissioner street: parallel to Maboneng precinct, a variety of art establishments Main street: exciting new developments, leading to "Top of Africa" Carlton Centre: Tallest building in Africa.