Joanne Smart


The Smart Palette Art Studio


Joanne is the the founder and head of The Smart Palette Art studio in Pretoria. She has been teaching art and helping people, mainly women and girls, find their creative confidence since 2009. There has always been two very distinct calls upon her life; the one, towards art and creativity and the other, towards serving others and sharing Gods love. It has been her biggest dream to combine these two passions.

Both her experience in full time ministry and all the hours of drawing, painting and print making at art school has equipped her to open and run The Smart palette art studio.

It is a safe place, where creativity and connectedness breathe new life. Joanne says that In the rushed existence we find ourselves in, with anxiety and mental health problems on the rise, she strives to create a place where people can stop, be inspired, encourage each other, and come alive. Over two hundred women have found solace, creativity, and fellowship in the safety of her small studio over the past 13 years. She has run art classes, workshops, art exhibitions and retreats in and around Gauteng, Limpopo, KZN and the Western Cape.

The art studio has been an agent of creativity and new life within a number of Church denominations and schools including Brescia House School where she has run creative retreats for both teachers and learners over the past 7 years.



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