“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”

John Steinbeck


Where do we get our ideas from? There is probably only one answer to this question: From the world and the people around us. The more we interact with other creative people, the quicker and easier our two rabbits will become a dozen.

 Masterclasses offer valuable performance opportunities, stimulation, fresh ideas for approaching visual art interpretation and technique and access to a professional community of practice.

Masterclasses offer the opportunity for visual artists and/or photographers to test their values and insights, learn more about a specific genre, come to understand value differences as well as similarities, become empowered to change those things that should be changed and embrace new perspectives, and enhance confidence and motivation.

Masterclasses provide participants with the ability to:





Nieu Bethesda Creative art Photography 3- 6 May


Nieu Bethesda Creative scapes and macro 10 - 13 May



Our Vision

VSS strives to enhance, uplift and continuously improve the quality of its Education and Training products and services and is c

Masterclasses at VSS are developed and led by Hein Waschefort who is not only a well-known and expert photographer and proficient visual artist, but also an ardent art historian. Hein’s box of ideas is bottomless. This, combined with his knowledge, enthusiasm and adventurous spirit, ensures that each Masterclass is unique and productive.

Masterclasses are aimed at experienced photographers. All Masterclasses are conducted at various locations and venues, from the VSS Studio and portraiture to Botshabelo Cultural Village and thematic sets. Always new, always exciting!