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  Thursday lessons are on 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Feb, 7, 14, 21, 28 Mar, 4, 11 Apr, 11 lessons.
  Saturday lessons are on 3, 10, 17, 24 Feb, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Mar, 6, 13 Apr, 11 lessons.
  There are no lessons on Waitangi Day, Tuesday 6 February, Good Friday, Friday 29 March, Easter Monday, Monday, 1 April, and Easter Tuesday, Tuesday 2 April.
  All sessions are available in-person & via online streaming
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Gyro at the Carnival, Linda Mears

 We create fresh new lessons weekly, images here are for inspirations and indications only, of the level and content of this course.
 2024 Term 1
Art 401™
It's Carnival Time!
$495.00 NZD


8 - 11





1 Feb

13 APR
What's going on at the carnival? There are lights, games, music, and a big crowd! There's so much to see, do, and even paint. Come join us for this 11-part series, where we'll learn how to paint with all your colours without making them look muddy and gross!
This opportunity is open to all artists between the ages of 8 and 11. Participants can create 5-7 projects based on their skill level, age, and attendance. During the course, you will learn how to handle acrylics, understand the mechanics of brushes, and balance water. By the end, you will have created vibrant and striking paintings to adorn your walls!
At this level, parents are not required to accompany their child. Enrolled students will receive all necessary course materials. Please remember to bring your own painting set or purchase a starter pack below.
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Art 401™ Starter Pack
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Welcome to Art 401™, to get you start and running with the course, we have selected a range of quality art supplies to support your in-class work and at-home practice. You can order here online, or with your tutor during class time. Any refills are available in the studio, or send us an email. It's that easy!

Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic Colour Sets 12ml Tube Set of 20

$127  $85 NZD

Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic
Brush Set of 3

$57  $49 NZD

Fabriano 1264 Mixed Media Pad
A4 Spiral 300gsm

$28  $20 NZD

Daler Rowney
Tear Off Palette

$25  $19 NZD

Art 401™
Complete Set

$237  $170 NZD

What's included?
  • Video
  • Sample
  • Text material
  • Quizzes
  • Certificate
Art supplies & Craft Materials
Each session is uniquely developed for each student to achieve and progress in class, as well as through home practice. You will need to work with your own paint set. Our recommended supplies are as follows.
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Frequently asked questions
FAQ 1 What happens if I miss a class?
If you feel sick, please stay home and apply a catch-up lesson at a later time. Or, if you feel well enough, please join your session online via our app or this website. Regrettably, we can only provide catch-up lessons within your enrolled term based on availability. Any unused credit cannot be carried over to the following term.
FAQ 2 What's your refund policy in a nutshell?
For the fairness of the other students, for our clever tutors who provide the lessons that you love, the studio cannot offer a refund if you change your mind. Our in-studio workshops are strictly made up of the limited number of students enrolled before the start of each school term and have the appropriate resources allocated to accommodate the optimal learning experience for all students in the course. To ensure the staff and supplies can be maintained for the course, payment for their use cannot be refunded so that the remaining students may continue the learning and development they paid for. In the event of Covid-19 restrictions, workshops will resume online. No refund can be issued if you decide not to participate in online sessions.
FAQ 3 What do I need to bring to class?
If you are joining the workshop in person, just bring your lovely self! Please bring your own art pack for Clever Canvas™, Sketchbook Challenge™ and Super Matisse™ lessons. If you are joining online, great! Ensure your device is fully charged, and check with your tutor beforehand about what supplies you may need to prepare.
FAQ 4 Which class should I join?
Choosing a class that suits your age group would be a great way to start. Your tutor will advise you if moving up or down a level may be more beneficial for your child. Check out the 'Find My Workshop' page for more details.
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