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Please note that a $10 administration fee will be charged if you would like a staff member to do the enrolment for you.
Ceramic Sculpture- " Wonderful class and great teacher" Daniella Solberg 08/08/2017
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Mastering Watercolour Painting - " Great class and very patient teacher" Gwen McGeown 16/08/2017
The Business of Art
This is a professional development course for artists who want to grow their creativity into a career. Whether your practice is emerging or established, you will learn valuable tools to cement your place in arts industry. Taught by Colleen Pugh and Grae Burton this three-day course brings students together with art professionals with over 45 years of arts industry experience.
Day One: Defining Your Practice: Understanding your creative business with a focus on tone of voice training. The aim of this class is to help you learn your unique selling proposition as an artist, which in turn will allow you to understand who your customers, clients or benefactors could be and how to best communicate with them. It will be important for you to bring images/examples of your creative work to use for discussion.
Day Two: Promoting Your Practice: Make the internet your friend. How to create engaging social media content with just a phone. This class will have handy tips for simple at home photography. It will also aim to help you understand different online outlets and platforms to reach potential customers and supporter. Using and creating online stores to sell artworks.
Day Three: Running Your Business: Valuing and Pricing your art. Accounts, Bookkeeping and Taxes, Funding Opportunities. Weathering financial challenges. Taking advantage of financial opportunities. Diversifying your art into business opportunities.
Bring along a pen and notepad.
$210/$190 (LH Member)
Explore the possibilities in creating video art using your own technology, resources and inspiration. You will study a variety of video artists works and techniques in capturing video and developing it with effects to enhance the video artistry. No experience required.
MATERIALS: Digital camera or phone with video functionality. Mobile Phone 2016 or newer encouraged but not essential.
$220/$200 (LH Member)
Learn about three dimensional virtual reality art through google Tiltbrush in the Wallace Foundation Digital Studio. Practice creative techniques for translating 2D designs and art into 3D Virtual Reality Sculpture and learn how to take that art into the real world. No experience required.
MATERIALS: Drawing notebook, pencil and eraser. Mobile Phone 2016 or newer encouraged but not essential.
$220/$200 (LH Member)
A class for all styles. The class is designed for both the novice and experienced painter wanting a safe and encouraging studio space and those beginning their visual journey. The course looks at the basics such as setting up, types of materials, painting styles, composition and techniques. We encourage water based mediums such as acrylics for ease of use and clean up. You can choose to work from your own photographs or still life objects.
MATERIALS: A3 size canvas boards or canvas stretchers, a selection of paints (include primary colours) round and square bristle brushes. In the first instance just something to get you started! We will talk more about materials in the first session.
Begin your exploration into drawing the human figure in a supporting and encouraging environment. A course developed for both beginners and advanced students to recognise proportions and gestures, light sources and identifying masses and planes that underlay the human form. You will learn to train your mind, eye and hand co-ordination to deliver quality studies through personal instruction. All models provided.
MATERIALS: A3/A2 sketch pad; bulldog clip or similar; Selection of pencils: HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B. Compressed charcoal sticks; Soft pastels (greys); Putty eraser. Advanced students feel free to complement with your own preferred materials.
A class for the more experienced practitioner who wants to hone skills and develop further.
$290/$260 (LH Member)
A ceramic class for all levels of ability. Bring along your choice of clay and learn the basic techniques to bring a piece through to fruition.
$290/$260 (LH Member)
In the past 20 years, there has been huge renaissance in pastel, as it can be used as both a drawing and painting medium, and is easy for students new to art to experiment with.
This class caters for students who are new to pastel, and also students with some experience with pastel. The course will cover lessons in still life, portrait and landscape pastel paintings, with plenty of demonstrations and weekly emailed class notes from the tutor. Students will develop skills and confidence and discover the joy of working with pastels.
MATERIALS: The tutor has spare sets of pastels which she is happy to lend to students who are new to pastel. Also she has examples of the different pastel papers for students to try.
Otherwise, bring your own pastels, pastel papers, willow charcoal, bull dog clips, wet wipes, apron and drawing board. An A2 light weight foam board makes an excellent drawing board.
$200/$180 (LH Member) Please note there will be no class on Wednesday 20 March
37 Fred Thomas Drive,
Takapuna, Auckland 0622
Phone: 09 486 4877
Monday - Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm
Not open on weekends.
Tuesday - Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm,
Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 2pm
Tuesday - Friday Open from 8am - 4pm
Saturday & Monday Open from 8:30am - 3pm
Mondays are coffee and counter food only.