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"The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create."
-Barack Obama
Clever Canvas™  
Summer, Sea and the Singing Mermaid

3.30 pm

live session
 3.30 pm
  Monday lessons are on 30 Jan, 13, 20, 27 Feb, 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar, 3 Apr.
  Tuesday lessons are on 31 Jan, 7, 14, 21, 28 Feb, 7, 14, 21, 28 Mar, 4 Apr.
  Thursday lessons are on 2, 9, 16, 23 Feb, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Mar, 6 Apr.
  Friday lessons are on 3, 10, 17, 24 Feb, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Mar.
  Saturday lessons are on 4, 11, 18, 25 Feb, 4, 11, 18, 25 Mar, 1 Apr
  No lessons on Waitangi Day Mon 6 Feb, Good Friday, Fri 7 Apr, Sat 8 Apr.
  All sessions are available in-person & via online streaming
Have you ever walked along a beach and wondered if mermaids were real? Or perhaps you simply enjoyed the golden sand, picking shells, and time with family and friends. That’s something you have in common with a famous politician, some world-renowned artists and a modern-day illustrator! In this series of mercerising workshops, you’ll meet artists with the same passion for beach and mystery. You will focus on understanding how viewpoints change your visual stories and what atmospheric perspective is and experiment with unusual viewpoints through your creative process. 
This weekly workshop would suit beginner, intermediate and advanced artists alike. You will gain knowledge in art history and literacy as we introduce different artists and their artworks throughout the course. Students are expected to create 3 to 5 finished oil paintings, depending on their age, skill level and regular attendance. Parents' company is not needed for artists at this level. All course content is included for students enrolled in this class. Please bring your painting set. The starter pack and refills can be ordered at
  We create fresh new lessons weekly, images here are for inspirations and indications only, of the level and content of this course.
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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