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Pam giving a decoupage demo

Barry getting into a 'technical' discussion with some delegates

Alan and Nikki chatting to morning session delegates

Judging by the reaction of the retailers that turned up at 'The Rainbow Experience Gallery and Conference Centre' in central Cape Town for day one of Dala's first Indaba (a showcase and training sessions) on Thursday 13th March, the event is about to become an annual one. It continues on Fri 14th and Sat 15th May. Shop owners were able to see the full range of the ever growing spread of products on offer from K.V ART. Besides the now familiar Dala and Teddy products, the recent introduction of the MISS TEDDY pastel range for girls, and the amalgamation of the JUNIOR TRADESMAN brand, were warmly greeted.

After hearing an introductory welcome by Brand Manager Alan Nel, the V.I.P. guests were told about some V.I.P. characteristics of the K.V. range, name that the products are incredibly VERSATILE, consatantly IMPROVING, and commercially PROFITABLE. The amazing do-it-all Gel Medium, and the underrated Drawing Ink and Sun Paints, captured the imagination of the audience, and will probably now be marketed with a greater understanding of their multi-faceted usefulness. Pam Rabie, a visiting demo-lady and Dala fan, from Wellington, kept onlookers enthralled with all the complex-ities of D´┐Żcoupage. The new, well priced Golden Taklon brush stand was on display, and drew much attention. Retailers were also able to see the Dala web-site at, secure their dealer status advertising space on the net, and update their price lists. Valuable feedback to Dala was provided by retailers, and the only complaint was a universal criticism of the liner bottles, which is an aspect that the management team at K.V.Art will have to address to keep the customer satisfied.


The launching of 'The Right Brain Club' was also warmly greeted, and will provide an opportunity for the public, and for shop owners to send their staff, to attend hands-on training on specific aspects of arts and crafts. Club membership will be by means of a voucher system, allowing a flexi-membership for people with busy lifestyles to choose when it suits them to come. All of the versatility of Dala products will be explored in a series of classes in Fine Art, Crafts and Hobbies. A retailer owning a book of vouchers will be able to send any of its staff for training on the same club membership. The classes will be held every Tuesday at 'The Rainbow Experience', a very comfortable and safe venue, with secure indoor parking. For more information contact Alan Nel at 072 151 0122, or Belinda van der Merwe at 021 422 1424.


At the invitation of Jenny Merrit, memeber of the South African Society of Artists, Alan Nel, Brand Manager of K.V.Art, was invited to address a lively meeting of about 85 members of the popular Blaauwberg Art Society, at a bowls club in Milnerton. After new member introductions, the speaker was given the opportunity to show what Dala paints and mediums could be used in the Fine Arts.

Members were amazed at the upgrade of Dala art products, which in their introduction some 17 years ago were aimed more at educational and entry level art. Of particular interest were the TEXTURE mediums, where in terms of quality and economy, Dala has proved itself to be a leader in the field. The members were also greatly impressed with the underrated Acrylic Drawing Inks, which proved to be a very effective liquid acrylic paint for detailed works.

The company is about to host its first INDABA, a showcase for the products with free demonstrations, at 'The Rainbow Experience', at Mandela Rhodes Place in Wale Street, Cape Town. This will be held from Thursday 13th May (retailers only) to Saturday 15th May, when the public are invited to attend and see the full range of the popular Dala & Teddy art & Hobby materials.

Enquiries may be directed to Alan Nel at 072 151 0122. or Nikki at 021 557 8003.


The Gauteng artist Bradley Schwartz, a now living in Durban did this amazing painting of Einstein.. He used Dala Drawing ink for most of the painting and managed to achieve remarkable detail and character. His contact no. is 082 798 9786, and his e-mail is


Die inwoners van Huis Luckhoff wil u graag hartlik bedank vir die skenking van verf om die glaspanele in ons Kapel te verf. Met die hulp van gemeentelede lyk ons Kapel nou weer baie mooi en ons is trots op ons nuwe voorkoms!

Dit word opreg waardeer dat u aan ons gedink het.

Die uwe,

JFC Burmeister

Sophakama Arts & Crafts Workshops

KV Art Materials sponosors all art and craft materials to Sophakama, a school in Denoon, a township close to where KV Art Materials´┐Ż factory is. Seen here are some of the artwork that children made at a recent arts and crafts workshop held at the school.

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