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"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."
Inspired by Gangsta Granny
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
What comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘granny’? Is it adventurous? Is it sneaky? Or imaginative? Or perhaps you are thinking of your own granny, or the granny lives next door and loves nothing but teacups and potted plants? Enjoy this series as we are being inspired by David Walliam's book Gangsta Granny, where we dive into the world of character illustration. If you are Walliam’s fan and love working magic with your pencils, you are in the right place! You will be expected to work on 9 or 10 projects focusing on creating characters with props that help with storytelling. How to create shapes quickly and through watercolour to make your projects more polished and stand out.
Parents' company is not needed for artists at this level. All content is included for students enrolled in this course. Please bring your own sketchbook and pencil set.
We create fresh new lessons weekly, images here are for inspirations and indications only, of the level and content of this course.
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
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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