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THE LADDER

Traditional Arts Studio and Coffee Shop

 
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WHO WE ARE

Traditional Arts and Crafts Studio

The Ladder Traditional Arts Studio was established by Nicholas and Anastasia Esterhuizen with the goal of nurturing an appreciation of traditional arts and craftsmanship from around the world. Through workshops, exhibitions and events we hope that by studying and applying what we learn from art traditions of the past and present, we will be able to re-discover the beauty of the order of nature and re-apply this beauty and harmony to our daily lives and broader community.

 

THE COFFEE SHOP

In addition to Traditional Arts, our studio would not be complete without sharing in our  love for artisan coffee and hospitality. We believe Art should be appreciated in a warm and friendly environment, so come join us for your favourite brew or some daily bakes and light meals. The Coffee shop is open from  Monday to Friday 7:30-16:00

 

FIRST THURSDAYS ART APPRECIATION TALKS

A monthly presentation  on great artists and artworks of the past

Held every First Thursday of the Month,  19:00

TUESDAY NIGHTS DRAWING CLASSES

Studying Plaster Casts and Anatomy using the site-size method

 Please confirm with Nicholas to book a spot and for pricing. Each session runs for 2 hours from 18:30- 20:30 

 
 
Upcoming Events
Art of the Circle- Childrens Workshop- R180
Sat, Feb 29
The Ladder
Feb 29, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Ladder, 136 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
The Circle is one of the most fascinating and beautiful forms in nature and in the arts. This course will introduce young children to the beauty of the circle with interactive exercises and the creation of a circular pattern using mosaics with glass gems and stones.
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Pigment Grinding and Binders
Sat, Mar 28
The Ladder
Mar 28, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The Ladder, 136 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
Have you ever wanted to make your own paint and dive deeper into the wonderful world of pigment grinding. In this course, Nicholas Esterhuizen will reveal that we do not have to look so far to find beautiful pigments from the ground beneath us.
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Colour Theory
Sat, Apr 25
The Ladder
Apr 25, 10:00 AM – 2:05 PM
The Ladder, 136 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
Colour has a profound effect on the human psyche, and each artist or creative should be aware of how to use colour and its harmonization in their own work or environment
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Introduction to Stained Glass
Sat, Jun 06
The Ladder
Jun 06, 10:00 AM – Jun 13, 2:00 PM
The Ladder, 136 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
From the Medieval Cathedrals of France to Tiffany`s delectable Noveau Lamps, Stained Glass has captivated the imagination of artists and lovers of colour and beauty. This course is a two day intensive that will cover the basic techniques used in stained glass.
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OUR CREATIONS

Some examples of our work accross various mediums

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CERAMICS

Anastasia Esterhuizen

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STAINED GLASS

Nicholas Esterhuizen

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ICONOGRAPHY

Nicholas Esterhuien

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FLOOR MOSAIC

Nicholas Esterhuizen

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STILL LIFE

Nicholas Esterhuizen

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LANDSCAPE

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PORTRAIT IN PROGRESS

Nicholas Esterhuizen

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ETCHING

Nicholas Esterhuizen

 

PRODUCTS FOR SALE

 
 

OUR STAFF

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NICHOLAS AND ANASTASIA

The Artists

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DEBBIE

Head Barista

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NOMORE

Barista

 

CONTACT US

0824511572