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"Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected."
-William Plomer

Illustration, Sonia Horn.

Farmers Market, John Sloane

Art 401™  
Farmers Market in Harvest Hues

4.10 pm

  Thursday lessons are on 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May, 6, 13, 20, 27 June, 4 July, 10 lessons.
  Saturday lessons are on 4, 11, 18, 25 May, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June, 6 July, 10 lessons.
  There are no lessons on King's Birthday, 3 June, and Matariki, 28 June.
  All sessions are available in-person

Have you ever been to a farmers’ market? Fresh produce, people wandering around leisurely—there’s no rush—just relax and wonder. The colourful harvest, hot cocoa, freshly baked bread and handmade jam, a hearty soup and a quick hello—you are making friends at the farmers market. We are inspired by the bustling atmosphere of the farmers market and invite you to draw, paint, and create with us through your unique artistic expressions.

Focused on working with acrylics, artists are invited to express themselves through guided teaching techniques and creative concepts. Open for 8-11-year-old passionate painters; you will be creating 5 to 7 pieces depending on your skill level, age and attendance. Parents are not required to accompany the student. Students enrolled for the term will enjoy full access to the lesson content. Materials are excluded. Please bring your supplies, or order a starter pack below. Refills can be purchased from the Studio.

  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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  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!

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
Tear Off Palette

$25  $19 NZD

Art 401™
Complete Set

$237  $170 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.

AJ Studio Learning Content

All learning materials are available for students enrolled full term via the Studio website. Please login and click on 'My' to locate your sessions.

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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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