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CAP Institute offers physical workshops in the Western Cape and Johannesburg as well as online courses.

The workshops are suitable for novice artists as well as established artists looking for new inspiration or specific skills.
The educational programme in contemporary art practice entails a specialist model of workshops and visual presentations. Specific objectives are:
  • to improve technical competence;
  • to gain theoretical and technical knowledge and insight;
  • to develop critical reflection ability and resourcing methodologies;
  • and to understand idea development processes.
Critical and creative thinking development

The workshops consist of:

  • theoretical discussions;

  • concept, creative and critical thinking development;

  • training in digital and technical skills; and critical assessment.


During each workshop a topic relevant to art production, art exhibition, art marketing or art writing is theorised and discussed. Each participant receives individual attention as well as learn through observing the development of the work of others and the discussion thereof. 


All workshops are mainly conducted by Prof Elfriede Dreyer, other experts in specific fields and guest lecturers, supported by a logistical team. Contact her at


See a full record of EVENTS here.


Course content is based on  an open university model of teaching visual arts


The course content integrates art practice, art theory, history of art and professional art practice.



Certificates are issued on completion of the Certificate and each Short Course that reflects the content of the course as well as the CPD hours completed

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