To book and pay on line, please ensure that you have registered your details. Enrolments must be completed on line. If you do not wish to pay online, you can pay in person or over the phone.
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
Everybody Can Paint - "Great class" Juliet Dunning 08/08/2017
Mastering Watercolour Painting - " Great class and very patient teacher" Gwen McGeown 16/08/2017
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
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: 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.
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.