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  Tuesday lessons are on 13, 20, 27 Feb, 5, 12, 19, 26 Mar, 9 Apr, 8 lessons.
  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.
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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.
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Cover illustration, Varoom 22, Stuart Kolakovic

Rosalind Franklin, Feature Illustration, New Scientist's Women in Science issue, Doug Rodas

 2024 Term 1
Sketchbook Challenge™
Science in Pencil and Ink
$344.00 NZD - $473.00 NZD


8 - 14





1 Feb

13 APR

Whether you have a passion for food, specific dietary preferences, or strong aversions to certain smells, your love for ice cream may have you dreaming of it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Regardless of your eating habits, you have a talent for sketching and can capture the essence of any food that crosses your path. Next time you find yourself waiting in a cafe, while others grow restless, you'll be immersed in creating mouthwatering sketches.

In this 9-session series, you will acquire skills in fast and accurate sketching of foods that are present in front of you, preparing you for the upcoming Christmas and New Year feasts! Additionally, you will learn to capture the scrumptiousness of the food through lines and shapes that go beyond its appearance. Your goal will be to create 8-9 pieces, celebrating the abundance of life.

Our art sessions are designed for young artists between ages 8.5 and 14, and each session lasts for 60 minutes. Parents are requested not to accompany their children to these classes. We provide all necessary materials for the course, except for a sketchbook and sketch pencil set, which students need to bring along. However, we do offer starter packs and refills for those who need them, which can be easily ordered through our website

Little Store™  
Sketchbook Challenge™ Starter Pack
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  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!

Canson 1557 Sketchbook
A4 120 50 pages

$23 NZD

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

$32  $29 NZD

Optional: Winsor & Newton
Mixed Marker Set of 24

$298  $195 NZD

Kent Technical Eraser Set
Pack of 4

$9.99  $8 NZD

Sketchbook Challenge™
Starter Set

$55  $44 NZD

Sketchbook Challenge™
Premium Set

$64.99  $52 NZD

Sketchbook Challenge™
Complete Set

$362.99  $247 NZD

What's included?
  • Video
  • Sample
  • Text material
  • Quizzes
  • Certificate
Art supplies & Craft Materials
As each session is uniquely developed for each individual student to achieve and progress. You will work with diverse mediums. All supplies are included.
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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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