Welcome to Val Green’s Art Space. A local artist who has exhibited her work all over the world, Val Green has dedicated her life to exploring art in life and using it for therapy and expression to benefit the body and mind.
Her art classes are intimate and many are arranged on request or in response to demand. Through different stimuli like music, myths and fairy tales and working in pencil, water colour, acrylic and oils Val teaches students of her Art School the art of expression.
About “Learning” Art
Many things are important while ‘learning art’ and the acquisition of skills happens alongside valuing your individuality and capacity to ‘dream’ up images.
Every time I paint or draw I face a new part of myself that I may or may not like – but that part needs to be placed in the puzzle of my life. It’s a part of becoming who I am – the single most important thing I can think of.
Val studied Fine Arts for seven years at the Johannesburg, East London, Port Elizabeth and Durban Art Schools. After qualifying in 1971 she travelled Europe, looking at the works of the great masters for a year.
In 1977 Val took over the Modern Dance Centre in Port Elizabeth and ran it for 14 years. During her 14 year tenure at the Modern Dance Centre she attended workshops in New York, Paris, London and Hawaii.Read more
The Art School
For many people who want to “learn art” success is measured in an ability to draw or sketch or paint with precision but the real determinant of “good” art is how deeply you can immerse yourself into your medium and express yourself.
Val’s Art Classes combine technique with individuality and are intimately structured to enhance creative expression.