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Welcome to the new look of Getpix Creative College

We have Clarissa Jacobs from Getpix and Robynne Folkus, creative owner and designer from Eden Design Studio to thank for this dynamic look and feel. We hope you like what you see and find a course that is just right for you. To our past students, I hope you have happy memories looking at some of the images of yourselves placed on different pages throughout the website. We have 12 years of images, unfortunately we can only insert a limited number of images on our site, before it slows down your browsing. If you head across to our Instagram page, there are hundreds of past students’ images.


To our new interested creative souls that have found GETPIX Creative College – we have 12 exciting courses to offer you. They vary in duration:  1-year courses, 6-month courses and of course, the ever popular, part time courses, run for 4 lessons. On Line students, who have a year to complete their chosen course, really have been showing us their prowess in the fields of Photography and Make up artistry.


We decided that April 2020 is a good time to redesign our website.

COVID- 19 has many of us working from home and it is no better time to revamp.


To all South Africans, that are working during this very difficult, lengthy time- we salute and thank you – we really do. Join me in thanking people when you see them at work- they definitely appreciate your thoughtfulness.


Our 2020 full time students started the first week in February. As it became clear that South Africa would be forced into lockdown, we aligned our term break with the government. Prior to lockdown, we had practical sessions, ensuring all students were comfortable with connecting for possible Online Tuition.


Our passionate instructors were well briefed and have shown us, such dynamic enthusiasm, to ensure our students do not fall behind. We are all fully aware of the gravity of the lockdown and together we are working to make Online Tuition a successful alternative in the interim. Nobody signed up for Online Tuition, but everyone is on board, ready to study in this format instead of potentially wasting a year of their life. Parents and students continue to be kept informed, every step of the way.


Our students are in week 2 of their Online Self Study and next week we start with Instructor/Student Group Online Tuition at 9am daily. Students know that after the Online Tuition, they have modules to download, work to complete and assignments to upload to keep the momentum of their studies, moving forward smoothly and consistently. Instructors are available every day, during normal study times for any phone calls, video meetings etc. We really are spoilt for communication choice, which we highly appreciated in these times.


I sincerely thank parents for their continued monthly payments during COVID-19. We continue as a small, slowly growing college, being able to pay all our staff and instructors which is paramount to us.


We look forward to the time when our president advises us that all learning institutions will reopen their doors. If we are required to continue for longer than anticipated, we are in the position to do so.  In the meantime, it’s heads down, our focus is entirely on our students with the intention of enabling them to pursue their chosen careers and for them to succeed and prove to the world and themselves, that this too shall pass and they shall emerge stronger, qualified and ready for 2021.


If there is anything that is of importance for you to discuss with us – are lines of communication are always open.


Feedback via email, SMS, WhatsApp, our website or on Facebook is always gladly accepted.


Stay Safe – Stay Healthy – Stay Focused


Regards


Paula Rutherford

GETPIX Creative College is hiring! Additional Creative Instructors

GETPIX Creative College is expanding. We require the part time services of additional knowledgeable, dynamic and motivated instructors in Photography, Gaming, Graphic Design and Interior Design to complement our courses .

Kindly email info@getpix.co.za your 2 page C.V.

A word from the Principal, Paula Rutherford

Each year, GETPIX Creative College continues to grow. Our growth is small and incremental. We commenced in November 2007, 11 years ago, with part time courses only. To date, we have taught in excess of 2 068 students.

Our first full time, one year course, started in 2012. This year 17 full time students registered, across 4 different full time courses. We have had students also attending from Natal and Mpumalanga. I would like to thank my staff and instructors for their enthusiasm, professionalism and dedication to our students. We would like to congratulate all of our students and wish everyone, a 2019 to be remembered as one of growth and positivity.

Armand Wessels

2016 full time photographic student, Armand Wessels, has recently returned from his photographic contract overseas. This is the second year that he has been one of 5 chosen photographers on board ship. We caught up with Armand last week when he showed us a slideshow of his images taken during 2018. He been on board ship, continually for 9 months covering, Australia, North America, Canada and Alaska.

Our 2019 students have completed their studies at GETPIX

It was so encouraging, again this year, to see the pure dedication and hard work that was carried out and maintained, each and every day. The awards evening allowed instructors, parents, family and friends to witness where each student had excelled, with a presentation area displaying their finest work during their 6 months and 1 year of studies.

Our 17 instructors have guided, coached and excelled in their approach to each and every student. Our passionate instructors, are all professionals in the field of study and currently run their own businesses.

We are proud to showcase our graduates work.

Photography Awards

Graphic Design Awards

Makeup Artistry Awards

2018 GETPIX 11th Creative College Graduation Awards

Our students, along with their parents and families joined GETPIX staff and instructors on Saturday 2nd December at our annual graduation.

We again this year, held our Awards at Nice to Meat You. This is an outstanding venue, hosted by owners Ru and Katryn.

Our young ladies were beautifully dressed and the gentlemen looked dashing in their suits. Our Masters of Ceremony, Vivienne Murray and Candice le Roux enthusiastically walked us through the evening’s proceedings.

2016 past photographic student, Armand Wessels, was our guest speaker with a talk and presentation of his photographic travels across America, Canada, Alaska, Australia and Europe. During the past 2 years he has been employed on board ship and as a result, his travels have pursued. He continues for a third year as the ship’s photographer in 2019.

The continual display of excellent work during the evening had many in awe. We would like to congratulate all students on their talent, committment, values and work ethics. It was a pleasure to have taught you and to have you as part of our 2018 student body.

Sound Engineers, Make Up Artists, Graphic Designers and Photographers – You all have so much to offer the world. Go forth and take your place. This world needs you.

Paula Rutherford

To see more photos of the event visit our Facebook page and Instagram Account

Fashion Photography Week

This month our photographic students completed a module on Fashion photography. Their module comprised of Lay Flat, Studio and on Location shooting. Flat Lay fashion takes time and a creative person to successfully portray garments and accessories in a pleasing manner which will excite prospective buyers. The on location shoot was a joint venture with models from Vaal Tech. Samba and his friends took a 4 hour train journey to Benoni. Wow, they really were prepared. Each GETPIX student was paired up with a model using The Observatory as their backdrop with natural lighting. The images show how much fun everyone had and the level of our students talent 9 months into their photographic career. Our fashion studio shoot was a collaboration with fashion designer William De Beer. Pikkies garments were flawlessly designed and the models carried his line of clothing to perfection. This time students used studio lights to achieve their images.

To see more photographs taken by the students – see our Facebook page and Instagram Account

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