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"It has been proven time and time again in countless studies that students who actively participate in arts education are twice as likely to read for pleasure, have strengthened problem-solving and critical thinking skills, are four times more likely to be recognised for academic achievement, four times likely to participate in a math and science fair."
-Quincy Jones

Illustrations by Axel Scheffler

Art 401™  
Inspired By A Squash & A Squeeze

4.10 pm

live session
 4.10 pm
  Monday lessons are on 9, 16, 30 Oct, 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 8 lessons.
  Tuesday lessons are on 10, 17, 24, 31 Oct, 7, 14, 21, 28 Nov, 5 Dec, 9 lessons.
  Wednesday lessons are on 11, 18, 25 Oct, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov, 6 Dec, 9 lessons.
  Thursday lessons are on 12, 19, 26 Oct, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov, 7 Dec, 9 lessons.
  Friday lessons are on 13, 20, 27 Oct, 3, 10, 17, 24 Nov, 1, 8 Dec, 9 lessons.
  Saturday lessons are on 14, 21, 28 Oct, 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov, 2, 9 Dec, 9 lessons.
  Sunday lessons are on 15, 22, 29 Oct, 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov, 3, 10 Dec, 9 lessons.
  There are no lessons on Labour Day, Monday 23 October.
  All sessions are available in-person & via online streaming

We are excited to explore acrylics and be inspired by the amazing artwork of illustrator Axel in Julia Donaldson's A Squash and A Squeeze story!

This opportunity is available to all artists between the ages of 8 and 11. Participants have the option to create 4-6 projects based on their skill level, age, and attendance. You will learn how to handle acrylics, understand how brushes work, and balance with water. By the end, you will have created colourful and bold paintings to decorate your walls!

At this level, parents' company is unnecessary. Students enrolled will receive all course content. Please bring your own painting set or order a starter pack at

  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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Art 401™ Starter Pack
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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!

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 9x12
Tear Off Palette

$25  $19 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
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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