The Little Pages April/May 2017 - Page 7


A “ Peace ” of Art in Walmer provides visitors with the tools to realise their artistic potential by offering a platform to the community to engage with a wide range of art forms . They are especially passionate about making art accessible to children .
Nelmari Oosthuizen is the creative mind behind A “ Peace ” of Art . Her shop in Walmer offers an extensive range of products . On entering through the front door , one feels welcomed and immediately excited by the possibilities that await among the shelves of arts and crafts products . However , it is what can be found beyond the shop in the front that is truly inspiring . Nelmari has created a space where people of all ages and all walks of life can come to express themselves and benefit from the peace that can be found through artistic expression . promoting the benefits of art for children
Nelmari further explains that the arts teach children innumerable lessons such as practice makes perfect , small differences can have large effects and collaboration leads to creativity .
Partaking in artistic expression can also encourage children to recognise that there are several paths to take when approaching problems and that all problems can have more than one solution . It also helps them to appreciate and understand different cultures and values of our very diverse society .
Nelmari is particularly passionate about promoting the benefits of art for children . She says that partaking in art can actually improve skills like learning , critical and creative thinking , focus and non-verbal communication as well as their ability to observe and describe and analyse and interpret .
85 Main Road , Walmer Open 9am - 5pm ( weekdays ) Wide range of arts & crafts supplies + toys and gifts , adult craft workshops children ’ s birthday parties , coffee shop open daily
We could not agree more and are pleased that our community has access to the wonderful workshops and other services available at A “ Peace ” of Art . The centre will be offering various workshops over the April Holidays - visit the store in Main Road Walmer to find out more and browse the wide range of arts and crafts supplies .
Phone 082 770 9994 / 072 304 07 97 to book or for more info Workshops take place daily : 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 16:00 Lots of options to choose from !