Cape Town’s Top Alternative Art Experiences

Cape Town is the perfect city to help you get your creative juices flowing – awaken your inner artist at some these artsy experiences.

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

Clay Cafe

Can you believe Clay Cafe started at an old dairy farm?! It has since expanded into eight franchised stores around the country. There are three locations in Cape Town and surrounds: in the City Centre, Hout Bay, and Paarl. This ceramic hand painting venue is perfect for all ages, merging art, food, and good company. Choose from 180+ items, select your colour palette, and get creative. Once you’re done, your masterpiece will be put under fire and yours to collect a few weeks later.

Locations: Hout Bay: Main Rd, Hout Bay, In the City: 199 Bree St Cape Town City, and Paarl: Groot Parys, Jan Van Riebeeck Dr
Price: From R120
Contact: Visit

Art Jamming

Jam along at the V&A Waterfront and Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West. Here, you can create your own art masterpieces, whether you want to splash some paint around with artistic flair or draw one-of-a-kind artworks. Grab some paintbrushes and choose your canvas, select your paint colours, and let your creativity flow. Your little ones will also enjoy the newly introduced SlimeTime, where they can prepare and decorate their own slime. Art jamming also curates events like Paint & Sip, art classes, kids’ holiday classes, and creative workshops.

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

Art Jamming

The Pottery Camps Bay

Get crafty in Camps Bay with a range of ceramic items and paint at The Pottery. Merging food with art, visitors here can let their hair down and get creative. And, if you need some help, the staff are at hand to assist. While you create, you can order one of their famous wood oven pizzas along with a few of their signature cocktails. Kid-friendly beverages and meals are also available. The Pottery believes that you should “relish the blemish,” so don’t stress if your art isn’t close to perfect.

Location: 41 The Drive, Camps Bay
Price: From R125,including all paints and firing. Food item prices vary.
Contact: Call +27 87 470 0743

2handsy Experience

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

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

Kora’s Sip and Paint

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

Location: 251 Long Street
Price: R120
Contact: Visit

Tuft Crowd

Tuft Crowd introduces you to the world of tufting, a traditional crafting technique and art form dating back to ancient times. Tailored to accommodate all levels of expertise, this distinctive experience encourages you to interlace, connect, and fashion your memories. This three-hour experience delves into the artistry of tufting and offers over 100 colours of yarn to bring your vision to life. Available in 50×50 and 70×70 sizes.

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

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