Creative art & technology curriculum
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"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
-Albert Einstein

Matisse's Studio in Collioure, Damian Elwes
Monet Painting on His Boat, Édouard Manet

Clever Canvas™  
Inside the Artist's Studio

4.30 pm

  Monday lessons are on 29 Apr, 6, 13, 20, 27 May, 3, 10, 17, 24 June, 1 July, 9 lessons.
  Friday lessons are on 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May, 7, 14, 21 June, 5 July, 9 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

For centuries, people have always worked within their respective domains. Farmers work on their farms, doctors work in hospitals, and artists work in art studios. Although many people work from home today, the idea of an artist studio has endured as it continues to be a creative space. In this series of 10 sessions, you will create 3 to 4 artworks, depending on your skill level and attendance. You will be challenged to paint beyond the norm, transforming reality into languages of colours and brushstrokes. We will focus on workspace setups, getting to know your tools and learning how to look after them while creating vibrant pieces that express your unique voice and views.

This 120-minute workshop is suitable for students aged 9 to 16. No previous experience is required; however, enrolment in either Sketchbook Challenge or Super Matisse is recommended. Parents’ supervision is not required. Students enrolled in full-term will enjoy access to all course content via the Studio website. Materials are not included. Please bring your own paint set. The starter pack can be ordered below or directly 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.
Little Store™  
Clever Canvas™ Starter Pack
  Click & Collect in Studio
  NZ Flat Shipping $10
  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!

Canvas Pad 9 x 12

$45  $28 NZD

Clever Canvas™
Starter Pack

$282.99  $236 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable Oil Set

$127  $112 NZD

Daler Rowney 9x12
Tear Off Palette

$25  $19 NZD

Princeton Real Value Taklon
Short Handle Set of 7

$36  $32 NZD

Painting Knife

$10 NZD

Incredible Brush

$25 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable  Black Ivory

$12  $10 NZD

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

$32  $29 NZD

Optional: Kent Technical Eraser Set
Pack of 4

$9.99  $8 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable Single Paint
Raw Umber

$12  $10 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable Single Paint
Burnt Umber

$12  $10 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable Single Paint
Alizarin Crimson Hue

$12  $10 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable Single Paint
Cadmium Red Hue

$12  $10 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable Single Paint
Cadmium Yellow Hue

$12  $10 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable Single Paint
Lemon Yellow

$12  $10 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable Single Paint
French Ultramarine

$12  $10 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable Single Paint
Coeruleum Hue

$12  $10 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable Single Paint
Viridian Hue

$12  $10 NZD

Daler Rowney Georgian
Water Mixable Single Paint
Yellow Ochre

$12  $10 NZD

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.

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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