The Beeline Art Studio was opened in 1997 by Taryn Millar. In 2018 it was renamed The Fine Arts Workshop From a tranquil studio in Riverclub, Sandton (Johannesburg), Taryn teaches drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media. One does not need experience to participate, however the classes are such that even established artists will benefit from the tuition. The Fine Arts Workshop has a library of resource books that may be used for inspiration and Taryn periodically gives slide presentations on the History of Art to compliment the classes. The Workshop is unique as it offers sketching outings to galleries and parks as well as workshops in figure drawing. Taryn opened the Beeline Art Studio as she believes art offers one the opportunity to make a meaningful connection with oneself and the world. The classes allow you to learn new skills and experiment with creativity in a non-critical environment.

Taryn Millar graduated with a BA (Fine Arts) from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1997. In November 1997 she began a two and a half year apprenticeship with photographer, Jurgen Schadeberg. Taryn has participated in ten artist’s residency programmes and workshops in Italy and South Africa with Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky.

Taryn has taken part in numerous group exhibitions over the past seventeen years, exhibiting paintings, mixed media works and photography. The most recent  being  “My Mother’s Garden” at Parts and Labour at ArtsOnMain, Johannesburg in 2013, “Where the Book Ends” at  The Prince Albert Art Fair (Part14) in 2014 “art/out of the ordinary” at The AVA Gallery, Cape Town in 2015 and The Sasol New Signatures Exhibition at The Pretoria Art Museum in 2016 . In September 2017 she is exhibiting mixed media work on a group exhibition titled “Mixed Metaphors” at Kalk Bay Modern and Contemporary. In 2018 she exhibiting mixed media work with Tracy Megan at the AVA Gallery (in an exhibition titled, “Re-Vision”) and in 2019 she participated in a group exhibition at the Irma Stern Gallery titled, “Conversations With Irma”.

Taryn worked as a gallery assistant for The Newtown Galleries and the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale and occupied the position of curator at the PhotoZA Gallery in Rosebank from 2003 to 2005. She has taught fine arts and photography for nineteen years at various institutions including the Artists’ Proof Studio in Newtown, the Wits Architecture Department and the Creative Inner City Initiative in Hillbrow.

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