Cape Town’s Best Alternative Art Experiences

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Cape Town is the perfect city to help you unleash your creativity – awaken your inner artist with these art experiences.

Creative and immersive activities you need to add to your weekend to-do list:

Clay Coffee

Can you believe Clay Cafe started on an old dairy farm?! It has since expanded to eight franchise stores across the country. There are three locations in and around Cape Town: in the city centre, in Hout Bay and in Paarl. This ceramic hand painting venue is perfect for all ages, merging art, food and good company. Choose from over 180 elements, select your color palette and get creative. Once you’re finished, your masterpiece will be put under fire and yours can be picked up a few weeks later.

Locations: Hout Bay: Main Road, Hout BayIn the city: 199 Bree St Cape Townand Paarl: Groot Parys, Dr Jan Van Riebeeck
Price: From R120
Contact: Visit

Artistic blurring

Play at the V&A Waterfront and Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West. Here you can create your own artistic masterpieces, whether you want to splash paint with an artistic touch or draw unique works of art. Grab some brushes and choose your canvas, select your paint colors and let your creativity flow. Your little ones will also enjoy the new SlimeTime, where they can make and decorate their own slime. Art Jamming also organizes events like Paint & Sip, art classes, children’s holiday classes and creative workshops.

Location: Lourensford Estate: Lourensford Road, Somerset West; V&A Waterfront (above Toy Kingdom)
Price: Slime time: R125. Art sessions start from R185, which include a canvas, full use of their paint and up to 2 hours of studio time.
Contact: Visit

Artistic blurring

Pottery Camp Bay

Get creative in Camps Bay with a range of ceramics and paint at The Pottery. By merging food with art, visitors can let loose and get creative. And if you need help, the staff is on hand to help you. While you create, you can order one of their famous wood-fired pizzas as well as a few of their signature cocktails. Child-friendly drinks and meals are also available. The Pottery believes that you should “relish the imperfections,” so don’t worry if your art isn’t close to perfect.

Location: 41 The Promenade, Camps Bay
Price: From R125, including all painting and baking. Food prices vary.
Contact: Call +27 87 470 0743

2handsy experience

As the name suggests, this unique activity requires a lot of hands. 2handsy takes place every Saturday and Sunday and is a perfect experience to share with someone special. With a handy guide at each table, creating your handcast is simple, but you need to be quick to ensure you get the best result. The two and a half hour activity is filled with interactive games while you wait for your mold to set. Food and drinks are available on site at an additional cost.

Location: 57 rue Buitenkant, Gardens
Price: From R395
Contact: Whatsapp +27 061 864 2659 or email

Kora’s sip and paint

Every Wednesday, Kora at Long Street hosts a Wine Club Social evening where you can taste three wines while unleashing your creativity on a small canvas. The event, which also highlights local wines, allows you to draw and paint in a lively atmosphere. A food and beverage menu is available for your enjoyment.

Location: 251, rue Longue
Price: R120
Contact: Visit

Crowd of tufts

Tuft Crowd introduces you to the world of tufting, a traditional craft technique and art form dating back to ancient times. Designed to accommodate all levels of expertise, this distinctive experience encourages you to interweave, connect and shape your memories. This three-hour experience dives into the art of tufting and offers over 100 thread colors to bring your vision to life. Available in sizes 50×50 and 70×70.

Location: 243 Bree Street, Gardens
Price: From R960
Contact: Visit

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