Spier Arts Academy

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Contact Person:

Melissa Stemmers


021 465 9029

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Based in Cape Town’s creative hub, the three year, full-time apprenticeship offers a specialised mosaic art course. This specialist art form is taught by experts in the field: The mosaic studio is headed up by former Masters Graduates from the renowned Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli in Italy. The course includes tuition in drawing, art history, applied theory and business skills.

Because training is employment-based, apprentices gain invaluable industry experience working on real-world projects - working against production deadlines, collaborating with high calibre artists and learning professional art practices by association. Apprentices are also exposed to the local art and culture scene, via excursions to art studios, galleries, museums and the art library. The ultimate excursion takes the form of a cultural tour of Europe - awarded to third year apprentices who perform consistently well.

Under the direction of Yellowwoods Art, the Academy has produced architectural-scale mosaic artworks to critical acclaim; to date winning two BASA Awards and the BAMM Award in the UK. The Spier Arts Academy is also an official project of World Design Capital Cape Town 2014.


Physical Address

Union House

25 Commercial Street



Western Cape

Postal Address

Union House

25 Commercial Street



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