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Kim Sacks Gallery

Gallery Opening Hours

Tuesday to Friday from 9.30 am – 5 pm. Saturday 10 am – 5 pm.

The gallery is closed on Sunday and Monday.

If the times listed below are not convenient for you, we are happy to open the gallery at an arranged time. Please call Kim directly on her WhatsApp no +27 83 377 7499 to make an appointment.

Origami & Paper-Folding Workshops

Kim Sacks will be hosting a series of origami and paper-folding workshops with Maia Lehr-Sacks over an eight-week period in May and June 2024.

The workshops will explore the sculptural potential of paper folding through four different projects. Each workshop covers a different technique. Participants will leave each workshop with their own folded paper sculpture (or a few).

Each project has two different day and time options. Workshops can be attended once-off or in succession for an in-depth exploration.

Workshops take place on Thursday evenings from 5:30pm to 8pm and Sunday mornings from 9am to 11:30am.

All materials included. Beginners are welcome.

Feel free to reach out should you have any questions or require more information.

Pricing structure:
R550 p/p per workshop
2 workshops – R1050 (save 5%)
4 workshops – R2000 (save 10%)
8 workshops – R3600 (save 20%)

Contact Maia for enquiries or to make a booking:
Email: maialehrsacks@gmail.com
WhatsApp: 0768742374

8 Week Introductory Course in Exploring Clay

The 8-week course that we will offer is on Saturdays. It is for absolute beginners. It will take you through the first steps of working with clay and embarking on a journey that if done consciously, and beautifully, could be the basis of an ongoing, sustained, creative outlet, far longer than you could have imagined.

The course comprises 8, 3-hour classes on a Saturday.
There are two classes, one in the morning from 09.30 – 12.30, and the other in the afternoon from 14.00 – 17.00
There is a structure to the course, with a huge amount of freedom and creativity involved in the journey.

You will learn how to hand-construct, decorate, glaze, and make several finished products.

The next 2 courses we are offering, will start in the first and second weeks of May respectively, 2024, and run for 8 weeks. The course will end on Saturday the 22nd and 29th of June 2024.

The cost of the 8 lessons: R650 x 8 = R5200
This amount covers the tuition, materials, and firing costs for the 8 weeks.

What is also possible, is that once you have completed the 8-week basic course, should you feel inclined, you will be able to join the Saturday class on an ongoing permanent, month-to-month basis.

We have very limited availability for this course.

You are welcome to call me to me and discuss what you are looking for and I am completely happy to answer any questions you may have.

Children’s Art Classes

Children’s Clay Classes Starting Mid-May

We are very excited to be starting ongoing clay classes for children.

Tuesday 2 pm – 5 pm: Students between 5 and 9 years old.

(Starting on Tuesday the 14th of May, 2024)

R1,600 per month (R400 per class)

Saturday 2 pm – 5 pm: Students 10 years and older.

(Starting on the 1st of June, 2024).

R2,600 per month (R650 per class)

The price of the classes includes tuition, materials, and firing.

Clay is a balm. It is wonderful on many levels. It is also good in terms of developing fine motor skills, and important on many other levels for us all.

Each student will be taught individually, as well as in a group. This means that each student’s needs will be addressed in a very individual and personal way. I would be happy to discuss this in greater depth, in person. You are welcome to call me.

Call Kim on WhatsApp: +27 833777499

Classes for 2024

We run 5 regular ceramic classes a week. Depending on the class, they cater for beginners and advanced students.

Weekday Classes

Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am – 1 pm
Wednesday from 4 pm – 7 pm

Weekend Classes

Saturday morning from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday afternoon from 2 pm – 5 pm

We also have a casual class on the last Friday of each month. This is a gentle clay experience. We need to have an adequate amount of bookings to make the class viable. You are welcome to book a spot. This class costs R900 for 3 hours and does not include the firing of the pieces you make. That cost would be extra.

Most classes are ongoing but on Saturdays, every 8 weeks we have a limited amount of places for students who want to try their hand and not commit for longer. I strongly suggest that 8 classes are a minimum for someone to see if they can get involved in working with clay. A once-off ‘experience’ is exactly that, just getting the feeling. It does not allow for more involvement. A more insightful experience would be the 8-week course. From here one could decide to take it further and join an ongoing series of classes.

A Once-Off Clay Experience

May – July 2024

We will be offering once-off Saturday sessions for people who want a clay experience. This is an introduction to clay. It will not be orientated to necessarily making something specific, as opposed to “getting one’s hands and spirit into the feel of clay and emersion into one’s creative inner space “.

This experience is aimed at giving one a sense of what clay’s possibilities are.

There are limited spaces in all these classes generally.

WhatsApp Kim for more information at +27 83 377 7499.

Workshops

We will be hosting regular workshops covering a wide range of topics. If you would like to be added to our workshop WhatsApp group to receive notifications about upcoming workshops please send Kim a WhatsApp message to +27 83 377 7499.

School of Ceramics

Working with our hands has many fabulous advantages and is a very profound thing. Clay heals. It is a Balm. It is Magical and takes us to far-away places inside ourselves. Come and explore. You are welcome to visit and see what we do.

Part-Time Ceramic Classes May – November 2024

We started classes at our new premises in Parkwood in May 2024 and are enthralled by the magical creative environment that we’ve created and people’s response to it. One year on, we are fully immersed in the space and all the possibilities it offers people from all walks of life, on many different levels.

Holding space, Giving space, Holding clay, and Talking to Ourselves

There will be ongoing classes as well as occasional 8-week courses on a regular basis:

Tuesday Morning: 10 am – 1 pm
Wednesday Evening: 4 pm – 7 pm
Thursday Morning: 10 am – 1 pm
Saturday:
9.30 am – 12.30 pm
2 pm – 5 pm

The Feel of Clay – A Morning of Clay

We will be having an irregular Friday morning session for people who want a once-off clay experience.  An introduction to clay. It will not be orientated to necessarily making something specific, as opposed to “getting one’s hands and spirit into the feel of clay and emersion into one’s creative inner space ”.

This experience is aimed at giving one a sense of what clay’s possibilities are. 

There are limited spaces in all these classes generally.

The chance of calling in the morning to book a space for that day is not really a realistic possibility.

If you are visiting Johannesburg for a few days and would like to join a class, contact Kim timeously, before you are planning to arrive in the country and she can check if there is space available.

We welcome visits from the public by appointment. It is not advisable to just arrive, often lectures, discussions, or demonstrations are taking place, which is not always conducive to people popping in.

WhatsApp (+27 83 377 7499) or email Kim (kim@kimsacks.com) for more info or to make an appointment.

Paper & Textile Programs

We also offer paper and textile programs on a regular basis during the year. We will post the workshop program as soon as it becomes available.

Follow us on Instagram

Our Instagram handles are @kimsacksgallery, @kimsacksschoolofceramics, @kim.sacks.tribal, and @kimsacksceramicist.

 


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