About Us

Our Story

In 2020 Managing owner & Performance Arts teacher Tashai Simons started her own Arts Academy called New Rising Arts in a little hall in Milnerton, after working as the Arts HOD in a local school for 3 years. She started with 2 students and grew to teach Dance, Drama, Piano, Vocals, Flexinastix, Visual Arts, and later teamed up with Deborah Breach (Owner of Clay Heart Ceramic Studio) to add Pottery lessons to her list of creative activities.

From humble beginnings to now; We currently have a team of 15 incredibly talented and passionate educators who teach over 48 different classes every week! Our aim, as always, is not competition, nor perfection, but rather creating a safe, supportive & inspiring space for adults and children to grow their creative passion in Milnerton. We are the only place where you can do Saxophone, Trombone, Drums, Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Dance, Drama, Film Production, Pottery, Flexinastix, Kids Parties, Corporate Team Building & Year End events, Holiday programs, Workshops and even Fitness classes in 1 central, safe & well-equipped space! Come join us, let’s get creative!

Our Vision & Mission

To create a well-equipped creative space, in a great location, with admin & marketing support for creative teachers & fitness instructors to build their own sustainable income, collaborate, and work together to offer the community of Milnerton performance & visual arts lessons, creative events & fitness sessions, where students & clients feel safe, supported & excited about learning skills at their own pace while developing healthy passions.


Check out our range of service offerings below, reach out to secure your bookings, spaces are limited.

Creative Social, private & corporate events with guided step-by-step painting & pottery experiences, and Canvas & Clay Café for free expression. Catering & Venue booking are available.

Fully equipped pottery studio offering classes, workshops for adults & kids. Shared studio booking for potters.

Fun & interactive kids events, aftercare programs, school outings, School Outings & Party Planning including guided activities, Character Appearances, Decor, Party Packs & Venue Booking.

Exciting and educational Performance & Visual Arts classes, fitness programs, holiday programs, workshops & training courses for kids & adults.

Non-Profit organization focusing on Skills training, Job Creation & Poverty relief.

Community upliftment, development & support through access to resources, community food gardens and GBV victim support.

Our Instructors

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