Therapeutic Art Courses

21 days online art course

Online Art Course

Find your inspiration for life through on of our therapeutic art courses. Facilitated by Louise Kluyts who’s presentation reflects a wide knowledge of art techniques, mediums and tips. Available in Afrikaans and English.

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Teens Art Classes

art classes by star nation

For Grades 8 to 12
Creative occupations are becoming more popular, the demand for trained creative profesionals is growing as the online world expands. Your child has a future in the creative worlds.

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Kids Art Classes

kids online monthly art classes facilitated by louise kluyts at star nation art studio

Kids Monthly Art Classes
Online art classes for kids between 6 and 10 years of age focusing on small motor development and creative thinking. Receive weekly easy to follow art videos per month, your child can work through at their own pace.

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Husband and wife team Andries and Louise Kluyts share studio space at Star Nation Art Studio & Gallery. Both follow their own passion, combined they create a unique art experience for both visitors, students and buyers alike.

Metalsmith & Sculpture Studio

Andries has always been fascinated with the flow of metals. The contrast of a rigid material that changes and become flexible when heated. He loves good design, clean, lines, a challenge of his skills, problem solving, design with elegance and creative flair.

Andries specialise in once off unique functional pieces. He creates beautiful entrance, access and security gates, security features, screens, balustrades, and doors. He works with his clients to come up with designs that are unique to their environment.

Andries facilitates Metalsmith workshops and manufactures artisinal copper stills. Both his Beginners Blacksmith and Beginners Knife Making Workshops are weekend workshops that runs from the Friday afternoon till Sunday mornings.

The workshop starts with a safety briefing. Students also receive safety gear. Design and various construction techniques are discussed and demonstrated. Students design and manufacture a once off piece to take with them. The workshop includes lunch, supper and tea breaks, giving the students time to discuss and focus on the work at hand.

Andries works with small groups of up to 3 students. This means that he can give special attention and make sure that safety measures are in place. He is also on hand to demonstrate and give advice.

andries kluyts working on a metal sculpture

Art Studio and Workshops

Louise Kluyts is a naive artist, who lives, work and facilitate art workshops in the quint town of Heidelberg, Western Cape. Simple lines and brilliant, saturated colours are the basis of her naive floral and often abstract art.

Her uninhibited and intuitive approach to different mediums and composition give rise to highly individual works. Each painting is a bold expression but at the same time filled with symbology and meaning taking you on a journey of new insights.

Louise’s art is characterised by raw creativity and an innocent frankness, realised on canvas in a eclectic range of mediums. Louise jumps from medium to medium with childlike abandonment, she genuinely loves experimenting with different materials and displays a dare-to-try attitude towards creativity and art.

Louise has been a full time artist since 1999 and opened Star Nation Art Studio & Gallery when she stayed in Blouberg in 2000. Louise relocated the art studio to Heidelberg in 2002 where she developed her art workshops that since evolved into online art courses.

Louise’s presentation of these workshops reflects a wide knowledge of art techniques, diverse mediums and useful tips. She facilitates her workshops and online courses in a self-assured and well prepared manner while supporting and motivating her students throughout all the courses available. She inspires beginners and advanced artists alike to reach their higher potential.

louise kluyts at star nation art studio and gallery


Louise’s presentation reflects an in depth knowledge of art and various art mediums. She is self-assured and well prepared. Louise supports and motivates you throughout the course, she inspires both beginner and advanced artists to grow their potential.

Mandie Crous - Art Curator

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Studio Location:

11A Van Riebeeck Street
Western Cape