Art association develops fine art

2016-05-11 06:00

THE Upper South Coast Art Association (USCAA) was formed in Amanzimtoti in 1983 by Connie Hetherington and Hendriette Wolmarans.
Since then the association has been instrumental in developing fine art in our region and has over 50 members.

“Many of the artists have grown from beginners to internationally acclaimed artists over the years. Every month, a free drawing class is offered to the public to encourage them to interact and learn from more experienced artists in a relaxed and supportive environment,” said chairperson, Patricia McCann.

USCAA is fortunate to be able to exhibit their artwork at shopping malls and venues around Amanzimtoti when members’ work is exhibited and offered for sale. A percentage of sales can thus be donated to support local charities.

Each month a visiting artist is invited to demonstrate in oils, water colour, pastels or whatever their preferred medium is. The public is invited to join for tea and the demonstration. There are also four workshops per year for members and are always in great demand.

“The different theme competitions encourage member artists to develop new techniques and explore every medium in fine art. The competition points that are allocated are tallied up at year-end and trophies are awarded for different aspects of assistance to the club,” McCann said.

“The Facebook page - Upper South Coast Art Association - is constantly updated with the latest happenings. The community is invited to join us and to develop their creative talents,” she added. - Supplied.

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