"Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in."
-Leonardo da Vinci

2022 Term 1 Super Matisse™

Grandpa's Shed


 4.40-6 pm NZDT


 1.30-2.50 pm NZDT
  • Session Day: Mon, Sat
  • Age: 10-16 yrs
  • Available in studio
  • 80 mins, 9 or 11 sessions
  • 1 Feb - 16 Apr 2022 
  • Available online
31 Jan Auckland Anniversary
7 Feb Waitangi Day
week 1
14 Feb
week 2
21 Feb
week 3
28 Feb
week 4
7 Mar
week 5
14 Mar
week 6
21 Mar
week 7
28 Mar
Week 8
4 Apr
week 9
11 Apr
Images above are sample photos only as each term we create new lesson contents, this term's topic is in the description.
Lesson series-  Super Matisse™
Grandpas are special people in our lives. Let's start this term with a Kiwi classic- Grandpa's shed.

We will explore how symmetrical objects work in the realm of sketching, we will discuss masterpieces on this subject and how they have told these heartwarming stories in their artworks.
You may or may not have learnt sketching, our small group sessions are perfect to get you started, or polish your skills up to the next level. Some experience in Sketchbook Challenge would be advantageous but not compulsory, please ask one of our clever tutors for advice.
All in-person or online livestream sessions are 80 minutes long; parents are not required to sit through the workshops in studio. If you are taking this course online, please prepare a sketchbook and a set of sketch pencils.

What our learners say  

The online lessons are great! Tutor's instructions were very clear and straightforward, I must recommend it to our friends. Also it's very fun. Really, the lessons are so different online, and the way AJ Studio does it is truly thoughtful, respect to you all.
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One and a half term of oil painting lessons, I feel **** has improved a lot. From when she first started not even able to paint neatly, to rows of finished artworks on the wall in our garage, looking forward to send you a photo of them all at the end of this term!
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... just downloaded the (your) app this afternoon... I'm so impressed with the detailed information included in the course. They are extremely handy and useful...
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Covid-19 red traffic light protocol

  • Stay home if you are unwell, join lessons online via AJ Studio's learning app. You can download it from both Apple app store and Google play.
  • Scan the studio QR code upon your arrival.
  • Please obtain your My Vaccine Pass if you are over 12 years old.
  • You will be scanned using the NZ Pass Verifier app on entry.
  • No parents or spectators, sorry, let's do everything we can to minimise traffic.
  • If possible, leave siblings at home with another caregiver. If not, we kindly ask you either go for a walk nearby or alternatively stay in your car for the duration of the lesson. 
  • No waiting time along the staircase please.
  • If you are dropping off your child, please don't leave them on the street, rather see to it that they enter the building safely.
  • Social distancing protocol must be followed at all times. Students will be spaced accordingly in studio and reminded if they forget.

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