Ceramic Sculpture- " Wonderful class and great teacher" Daniella Solberg 08/08/2017
Everybody Can Paint - "Great class" Juliet Dunning 08/08/2017
Mastering Watercolour Painting - " Great class and very patient teacher" Gwen McGeown 16/08/2017
Join a class where you can explore mediums and techniques through unlimited ideas and play. Using mediums from traditional to non-traditional, you will experiment through a series of process-oriented practices which will incorporate the intervention of immediacy and haphazard markings. Unlike the sense of completeness found in traditional drawings, you will rather be exploring with a relatively incomplete gestalt or any possibility you will find in your work. In this class you will embrace art and art making with a different approach to push the boundaries of what we consider as drawing. You will be encouraged to process your own ideas toward the goal of completing at least one large-scale artwork.
$180/$170 (LH Member)
Alvin Xiong is an Auckland-based multi-discipline artist specifying in integrating painting techniques into different mediums to achieve a new expression.
He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in oil painting from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in China; Certificates of Contemporary Art Theory and Contemporary Art History from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in Auckland, and he completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.
This class is designed to benefit the student from the local Chinese community who is eager to learn art, but prefers to study the terms and techniques in Mandarin or Cantonese. This is a general art class, all levels, all styles and all materials are welcome as the tutor will give one on one instruction and tutorials to each student.
$220/$200 (LH Member)
Begin your own exploration into drawing the human figure with the esteemed Gerry Copas. Learn to observe form, using line and tone.
Suitable for beginners. Please note there is no class on Friday 30 March which is Good Friday.
$230/$210 (LH Member)
Join Nicki for 2 days delving into the art of encaustic painting. This course will provide you with all the information and practice you need to start creating your own beautiful works in wax. You will be introduced to the use of materials, grounds and their preparation, mediums and paints, layering, fusing, blending, image transfer, embedding elements into wax, incorporating mixed media such as oil paint, pastels and paper as well as a variety of mark making techniques.
$260/$230 (LH Member)
A course designed to cover some of the basic rules for drawing, using dry media, pencils, charcoal and pastel. You will explore line, tone and perspective working from a number of sources to deliver exciting marks on paper. Discover different techniques from hard to soft pencils, from shading to blending with charcoal and pastels. Bring along your favourite objects or photos. A fun and exploratory investigation and experience into the art of drawing.
$220/$200 (LH Member)
BVA Dip Teaching
Watercolour is a beautiful and expressive medium with which you can create jewel-like clarity in your paintings. In this class Susannah will take you from the beginning stages but also further develop technique for those with some experience. Each week we will focus on elements for still life - e.g fruit, flowers etc., and basics for landscapes such as water, mountains, skies and so on. We will also cover composition and painting techniques. Watercolour is the perfect medium to record life's gems.'
$220/$200 (LH Friend)
A ceramic class for all levels of ability. Bring along your choice of clay, learn the basic techniques of working with clay and bringing a piece through to fruition.
Kiln firing and basic glazing included in price. Clay and specialist glazes are extra.
$290/$260 (LH Member)
The best kept secret; “everybody can paint!”. This is a class for ALL styles, abilities, subject matter and materials. Bring your own ideas or Gerry can help you get started then assist you each week to develop and hone your skills.
37 Fred Thomas Drive,
Takapuna, Auckland 0622
Phone: 09 486 4877
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