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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
Shane Gallagher is an award - winning artist working primarily in clay. He has work in the Wallace Collection and has been a finalist in the Portage Ceramic Awards.
This introductory course to Wheel Throwing is for beginners and also open to students wanting to further their skills. Students will be taught the basics of throwing pots on the electric wheel. Techniques covered, include wedging, centering, throwing, trimming and glazing.
Students will be supported in making a bowl on the pottery wheel.
All Materials included
$230/$220 (LH Member)
Learn the basics to guide you into the wonderful world of ceramics. A great introduction class for our popular adult ceramic courses. Students will be supported in making their own ceramic piece.
ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED
$175/$155 (LH Member)
A class for the more experienced practitioner who wants to hone skills and develop further.
$295/$265 (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.
$295/$265 (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 REQUIRED: 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.
$225/$205 (LH Member)
In this class, you will extend your skills to explore aspects of landscapes - skies, mountains, trees etc and focus on finer details for still life studies.
MATERIALS REQUIRED: 1 A4 Watercolour pad - Bockingford, DAS or Canson. 1 small sketch pad. 1 set basic pan paints - Pebeo, Koh-i-noor, Shmincke or Reeves recommended ( only use Windsor & Newton or Cotman single tubes if preferred).
Brushes - Sizes 6, 8, 10 round, Taklon. Das brand are good. 1 3/4" Goat Mop. Square brushes - Das or similar brand 1/2 " and 5/8"
HB pencil, eraser and light masking tape.
$140/$130 (LH Member)
A course designed to unleash your creative potential, exploring the intuitive language of mark making including carefree and realsitic drawing. Sessions will cover some of the basic rules of the drawing process using dry media; pencils, charcoal and pastel to investigate line, tone and perspective to deliver exciting results on paper. A fun and exploratory investigation and experience into the art of drawing.
Students will work from a multiple of sources including still life objects and photographs.
MATERIALS REQUIRED: A1 paper or drawing pad, A2 layout drawing pad or similar, selection of pencils: HB, 2B, 4B and 6B, eraser, charcoal stick, black chalk pastels or similar. Clean up rags.
$225/$205 (LH Member)
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 REQUIRED: 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.
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 REQUIRED: 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.
$225/$205 (LH Member)
Pastels are created using almost pure pigment, and when an artist picks up a stick of pastel, they’re holding light and colour in their fingertips. The tactile nature of this medium gives the artist immediate feedback and a direct connection to both pigment and paper. Pastels have an unlimited colour palette of rich vibrant colours, and artists are able to use them to express their own individual style..
This class is for experienced students who wish to work on their own subject matter. The tutor will give plenty of demonstrations, showing the qualities and vibrant colours that make pastels so unique. Weekly emailed class notes with information about the work of other pastel artists, will also accompany this course.
MATERIALS REQUIRED: Pastels, pastel paper, willow charcoal, bull dog clips, wet wipes, apron and drawing board. An A2 light weight foam board makes an excellent drawing board.
Learn how to carve with master carver Natanahira Pona who graduated through the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute in Rotorua and has over 30 years of experience in Whakairo, (traditional and contemporary Maori art), exhibiting in Aotearoa and Australia. He is dedicated to raising awareness about, how art enhances the well- being of individuals, society and one’s environment. Art has the power to heal, inspire and challenge one’s self.
Why not try your hand at panel carving and learn a new skill set to offer up a unique artwork, just in time for Christmas!
ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED. NO CLASS SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER
$220/$200 (LH Member)
37 Fred Thomas Drive,
Takapuna, Auckland 0622
Phone: 09 486 4877
Monday - Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm
Not open on weekends.
Monday - 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.