Despite what many Renaissance-purists want you to believe, painting is not the only means of artistic expression. Inspiration can be expressed in the form of sculptures made from takeout-boxes, sandcastles, or even topiaries trimmed into the shape of hunger. Let your creativity side bloom and pay R88 for a three to four hour mosaic class at Le Flair.
For those not versed in the creative arts, mosaic involves creating pretty pictures and patterns out of little bits of coloured glass, stone or broken crayon. The advanced artisans at Le Flair not only peddle their own wares, but are now offering to share their trade and teach the skill. With teaching skills to match their already advanced artistic ones, they will metaphorically hold your hand and guide you through the choppy and colourful world of mosaicking.During the three to four hour class, you’ll be provided with all the tools and materials you’ll need to create your very own decorative mosaic; including a 15x20cm plank and a pattern. Under the expert guidance of skilled and visionary mosaic artists, you’ll learn to assemble the chips of colour into something that even Picasso would want to adorn his mantelpiece with. Though they’re guiding you through making a specific mosaic, the craft skills you’ll learn during the class will enable you to pick up your colourful bits of stuff and mosaic whenever the urge strikes you, meaning you can fill your home with colourful and patterned kaleidoscopes if you want.