Spier Art Walk: Hotel
Artisan Apprenticeship Programme
The building on your right is the Spier Wine Tasting Room. If you would like a break, feel free to pause the tour and pop inside for a tasting.
If you prefer to keep moving, just carry on along the path.
While you walk, I'll tell more about the Spier Artisan Apprentice Programme.
It is South Africa’s only professional mosaic apprenticeship programme. It provides students with opportunities to work on real-world projects, collaborate with specially selected artists and learn professional art practices by association.
The employment-based training encompasses a three year, full time course. The focus is on the ancient art of mosaic. Professional mosaic artists from the Spilembergo School of Mosaic in Italy train the students in the production of architectural mosaics using a variety of materials, including locally sourced natural stone.
Continue on the path.