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"Painting is the most beautiful of all arts."
- Paul Gauguin
  All sessions are available in-person & via online streaming
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  Monday lessons are on 5, 12, 19, 26 Feb, 4, 11, 18, 25 Mar, 8 Apr, 9 lessons.
  Friday lessons are 2, 9, 16, 23 Feb, 1, 8, 15, 22 Mar, 5, 12 Apr, 10 lessons.
  Saturday lessons are on 3, 10, 17, 24 Feb, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Mar, 6, 13 Apr, 11 lessons.
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  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.
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Blue Painting, Oil on Canvas Board, Jan 1924, Vasily Kandinsky
Saint Tropez, Storm, Oil on Canvas, 1895, Paul Signac

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 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
Clever Canvas™
Glowing with Blue
$520.00 NZD - $636.00 NZD

AGE

8 - 16

120

Minutes

9-11

SESSIONS

2 Feb

13 APR
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Rainbows are a beautiful sight to behold with their many colours, but there is something incredibly enchanting about the colour blue. The sea and the sky are just a couple of examples that showcase this hue's captivating beauty. It's no wonder many master painters have been drawn to this particular colour throughout history. Join us for an 11-part series where we delve into all things blue.


You will learn about the different shades of blue, their traditional names, and the reasons behind these unique names. You will also discover the various ways and objects in which these colours have been utilized.


During your lesson, you can create between 3 and 5 paintings, depending on the day of your class, your skill level and attendance. These paintings will challenge your comprehension of colour theory, brush strokes, painting methods, and innovative thinking like never before. We will concentrate on palette knife techniques, fine-line painting, and keeping your workspace tidy and productive. Furthermore, you will learn how to paint objects and scenes previously considered impossible to depict in blue.


This workshop is held weekly and lasts for 120 minutes. It caters to beginner, intermediate, and advanced artists between the ages of 8 and 16. Parents are not required to attend, as all course materials are provided for enrolled students. However, please bring your own painting set. If you are new, you can order a starter pack and refills below.

Little Store™  
Clever Canvas™ Starter Pack
  Click & Collect in Studio
  NZ Flat Shipping $10
  Best Quality
  Recommended by Your Tutors

Welcome to Sketchbook Challenge™. To get you started 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!

Fredrix
Canvas Pad 9 x 12

$45  $28 NZD

Clever Canvas™
Starter Pack

$282.99  $236 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable Oil Set

$127  $112 NZD

Daler Rowney 9x12
Tear Off Palette

$25  $19 NZD

Princeton Real Value Taklon
Short Handle Set of 7

$36  $32 NZD

DAS
Italian
Painting Knife

$11.99 
$10 NZD

Chroma™
Incredible Brush
Cleaner
250ml

$26 
$25 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable  Black Ivory

$12  $10 NZD

Optional: Toison D´Or Art 1912
Koh-I-Noor Metal Box Set of 12

$32  $29 NZD

Optional: Kent Technical Eraser Set
Pack of 4

$9.99  $8 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable Single Paint
Raw Umber

$12  $10 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable Single Paint
Burnt Umber

$12  $10 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable Single Paint
Alizarin Crimson Hue

$12  $10 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable Single Paint
Cadmium Red Hue

$12  $10 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable Single Paint
Cadmium Yellow Hue

$12  $10 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable Single Paint
Lemon Yellow

$12  $10 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable Single Paint
French Ultramarine

$12  $10 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable Single Paint
Coeruleum Hue

$12  $10 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable Single Paint
Viridian Hue

$12  $10 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable Single Paint
Yellow Ochre

$12  $10 NZD

What's included?
  • Video
  • Sample
  • Text material
  • Quizzes
  • Certificate
Art supplies & Craft Materials
Each session is uniquely developed for the individual student to achieve and progress. You will need an oil paint set for class and homework use.
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Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.
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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