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Photography Diploma- A new Career or Hobby in 2011

The Photography Institute offers you the most advanced and comprehensive online solution to learning available today. Online education has quickly become the preferred method of study for people around the world, who are looking for additional skills to enable them to make more money, start successful careers, turn a favourite interest into something more rewarding or accomplish a personal quest for self improvement.

Learn in your own time, in your own home and at your own pace.

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Ladybird Crafts

Carol Tait started Ladybird Craft about 12 years ago when she  moved to Pretoria. She  runs craft classes from her home studio in Lynnwood Glen. These include decoupage, mosaic, paint techniques for walls,  and furniture and gilding. Beginners are very welcome. She also sells associated products.

The main aim of the courses is to encourage students to explore their creative side. Classes are small and personal and without the regular classes students have the opportunity to meet like minded people who often become friends. The healing aspect of craft is encouraged.

Ongoing classes are held for those that want to continue learning new techniques.
Classes are held Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9.30 to 12.30
Saturdays from 9.30 to 12.30 : Usually 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month
Tuesday evening Workshops are held in the summer from 18.00 to 20.00

There are once off work shops as well as monthly classes. She also offers evening classes and classes for children. The classes are hands on and a manual is available for teachers. Classes take place in a garden studio with secure parking.


Soap Crafters

Soap Crafters glycerine soap is packed in 1kg packets and we manufacture export quality moulds made from silicone rubber. Soap Crafters glycerine soap base is of 100% vegetable origin and contains no animal products whatsoever. Our soap contains no preservative and is also 100% biodegradable. The PH balance of the neat soap varies between 8 – 8.5.

Saturday mornings from 09:00 until 11:30 – Workshop R250,00 it is hands-on and includes:

õ      Introduction (Formula of Glycerine Soap)
õ      Glycerine Melt-and-Pour
õ      Textured soaps
o      Soap on a Rope
o      Loofah Soap
o      Lavender, Rooibos tea leaves, Oats
õ      Swirling-a-soap
õ      Fun/novelty soaps for children
õ      Special occasion soaps (weddings and anniversaries)
õ      Soap-in-a-soap THESE ARE VERY POPULAR (how to perfect these)
õ      Soap Scroll & “Sosaties”
õ      Decoupage-on-a-soap
õ      Embroidery and soap
õ      Bath Salts, Bubble Bath and Cream Instruction
õ      Recipe Settler Soap – “Ou Boere Seep”
õ      Wrapping ideas
õ      Marketing tips (tried and tested!)
õ      Recipes – Fizz Balls, Lotion Bar, Lip balm, Message butter and Message Oil
õ      Essential Oils
õ      Conversion Table


This is the workshop to do – to perfect your presentation of soaps and also to add the interesting soaps to your range. To obtain an attendance certificate, Esme will need your full name and surname as well as an identification number.

We do have a CD how to make cold processing soap (old fashion soap). The CD’s price is R199,00.
Las van Vuuren has been running Soap Crafters for 6 years from her home 83 Eugene Marais Drv, Elandspark, Johannesburg. She specializes in manufacturing moulds to your specifications, eg. Corporate logos, Guest houses, and personalized moulds of all descriptions can be made. All our moulds are handcrafted from silicone rubber.


Esmé van Vuuren is presenting the workshops on Saturday mornings.


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Monday to Fridays
Melt-and-Pour Lesson
11:00 – 12:00