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Welcome to the studio of Theo van der Merwe, a place where creating with colour is explored and celebrated. Please come and share in the process of creativity and colour with me!

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I began my creative training in as a graphic designer, but later realised I was more drawn to the art. I then completed my BA Fine Arts degree at Stellenbosch University at the end of 2008. I decided to try my hand at teaching English as a Foreign Language in South Korea for a year. This worked for me as a new career direction and I then completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at Stellenbosch University in 2011. I have subsequently been teaching art at The Children's Art Centre in Cape Town since 2012.

I have been involved in several projects which came up while teaching at The Children's Art Centre. I have made murals at the school, curated several exhibitions of children's art work and have helped facilitate various workshops and special creative projects.

This website came about as a result of a successful commission produced for a client which then encouraged me to share my creative vision and experience with the world.

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