Top 10 Art and Craft Classes in South Africa |


Course Fees : R150 to R10000

Planning to take Arts and Crafts classes in South Africa?


South Africa is home to a rich variety of arts and craftwork. From woven baskets of KwaZulu-Natal to basketry from Limpopo along with beadwork, the country has many such world-renowned crafts. 


This is why arts and crafts training in South Africa attracts a lot of students wanting to pursue a career in this arena. To that end, the country houses many institutes that offer a wide array of courses to satiate the needs of students. 


Here’s a glimpse of arts and crafts training in South Africa: 



Course offered


Centre for Creative Education


3 Years

The Creative Academy, Cape Town


3 Years

Art Therapy, Johannesburg

Short Creative Courses and Workshops

1 Day - 8 Weeks



What are the best Art and Craft institutes in South Africa?


The colleges for art and craft training in South Africa are:

1. Lillian Gray Art and Craft School, Johannesburg

2. Ruth Prowse School of Art, Cape Town

3. Mandys Art, Robin Hills

4. Michaelis school of art, Cape Town


What is the cost of Art and Craft classes in South Africa?

The cost of arts and crafts training in South Africa varies depending on the type of subject and institute chosen. While music lessons can range between R670 - 2750, other forms of arts such as dancing costs somewhere between R200 - 2000. On average, arts and crafts training in South Africa lies between R100-900 per month or R450-900 per term. 



What is the duration of Art and Craft classes in South Africa?

The average duration of art and craft training in South Africa depends on the type of course chosen. While a Bachelor’s degree would require 3 years to complete, short courses can range from 1 Day to 8 weeks. 



Why learn Arts and Crafts in South Africa?


Besides the cultural diversity and rich arts and crafts heritage that South Africa, here are some compelling reasons for choosing arts and crafts training in South Africa: 


  • South Africa’s constant push to enhance its higher education program has resulted in a better, improved, and quality education framework.
  • South Africa uniquely positioned to gain a high-quality education and placements along
  • Universities in South Africa offer multicultural student communities, good academic facilities, a range of social activities and clubs, and good support systems for international students. 


What will I learn from Art and Craft courses in South Africa?


Besides providing a kaleidoscopic view of African culture and rich diversity of craftwork, arts and crafts training in South Africa offers the following benefits: 


  • The courses are designed to engage students critically in the diverse culture of South Africa.
  • Comprehensive training on local and urban African arts and crafts entwined with intellectual and academic rigor.
  • Great employment opportunities to kick off a promising career in the field of arts and crafts.  


What jobs can I get as an Artist in South Africa?

Jobs for taking art and craft training in South Africa:

  • Art therapist
  • Multimedia programmer
  • Drawing Teacher
  • Set Designer
  • Production Artist
  • Music Teacher
  • Creative Director

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NSA National School of the Arts Logo

Arts Lessons

The Art Department is the largest secondary school art department in the country. The high level of success achieved by the Art learners of the NSA over the past 35 years bears witness to the outstanding tuition provided by committed and talented teachers who are specialists in their fields.

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Floristry (Event Floral Design Course)

This course is all about how to practically do wedding flower arrangements and starting your own Wedding Flower & Decor Business.

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The Seedpod Creative Studio Logo


Pottery classes presented by Eylene Clifford. The class is a handwork pottery class ideal for the beginner or more experienced person.

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Finikiti Woodworks Logo


The classes are small - maximum of 6 students in the Beginner's and Intermediate classes and a maximum of 4 in the Adv anced class

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Jewellery Design

The Jewellery school, run by Liz Loubser, offers classes for beginners as well as advanced students.

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Sandy's Pottery Studio Logo


I offer adult pottery classes at my pottery studio in Benoni, on the East Rand of Johannesburg.

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Color to Color Logo


Colour to Colour was established in February 2019 by Nadine Da Silva.

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NC Furniture Making (Wood)

Provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding to work effectively in the furniture industry. Develop the ability to craft beautiful and functional master pieces with one of nature’s resources.

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Anne Rimbault Pottery Studio Logo


Join the pottery studio for therapeutic weekly morning or evening sessions in a relaxed and friendly environment.

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Shanaaz Parker Culinary Academy Logo

Arts And Crafts

Flower arranging, Decoupage Fabric painting and much moFlower arranging, Decoupage Fabric painting and much more are covered

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