Monochrome painting - Ethan Jin. Age 10
Drawing by Madison McBreen. Age 14
Watercolour by Cameron Abba. Age 11
About our Art Development Courses
My philosophy is to follow the student.
We begin by discussing what the students individual interests are.
We talk about what we will need to research to begin the process of creating around those interests.
Drawing is usually the point of all beginnings but doesn't have to be.
The student can then branch out into other disciplines such as painting, mixed media or sculpture depending on which mediums they would like to explore or what their subject dictates. Your tutor will demonstrate the techniques you will need to employ throughout your chosen project.
Also throughout the terms there will be a mix of tutor directed group work as well as the individual student initiated learning.
You can begin your creative journey from these disciplines below -
Drawing - Traditional and contemporary drawing exercises, character development, cartoons, children's book Illustration, perspective drawing, ink and wash, portraiture, landscapes, still-life, abstract... etc, etc.
Using all sorts of drawing tools.
Painting - Acrylic/Oils/ Watercolour and mixed media
Sculpture - Clay, Polymer Clay, Collage and Mixed media...
Research - A Visual Diary is used for your thinking/planning side to your work.
I like you to have a Visual Diary to enable you to collect your thoughts and ideas around your chosen subject. You can look on the internet to collect online images, take your own photo references, draw from your imagination, do observational drawings to add to your brains image bank. You can find phrases/poems you like, record your colour tests for paintings you are working on, etc, etc,...
This course is also ideal for college-age students who need help with their Art-boards and to create and accumulate work for University Portfolios.
(Casual classes are available at a slightly higher rate, see below. Handy during exam times).
The Art Development courses are aimed at - Tweens, Teens and Adults
(As I am a sound believer in keeping stress levels down to a minimum in my life, I have kept the class sizes to no more than eight students per class. This way I can give my students more focus and individual attention and enjoy the experience of teaching and learning). Some of my students have been attending my school for up to 5 years before they go off to University.
Art Development Courses 2020,
We are now re-opening
Term - 2 Beginning - Monday 18th May
Running for: 6 weeks, average of 1.5 hrs per class.
As summer will be with us this coming term, we will go outdoors and enjoy plein air drawing and painting.
Composition and more composition will be our focus to begin with.
We will be out and about around the studio, down the street and try and get to the beach.
So lots of fun and learning out in the real world!
For those who like Anima, creating characters etc, you will still need to place them into a scene
or add a background. So these exercises will be great for this.
Courses are for Tweens, Teens and Adults
Art Development Courses
For ages 9 years old to adults.
The 1.5 hour classes normally run from 3.30pm-5.00pm during the week. However if your child is at a nearby school and wants to start earlier, they may do so if they take a 2hr option (ie 3.10pm-5.10pm). Or if you can't get here until 4.00pm then a 1.5 hr class can go to 5.30pm. (Course fee options to suite are below)
Monday - 3.30 - 5.00pm or (between 3.00 to 5.30pm)
Tuesday - 3.30 -5.00 pm or (between 3.00 to 5.30 pm)
Wednesday - 3.30 - 5.00 pm or (between 3.00 to 5.30 pm)
Thursday - 3.30 - 5.00 pm or (between 3.00 - 5.30 pm)
Saturday - 9.30 - 11.00 am
Saturday - 11.00 - 12.30 pm
Saturday - 1.30 - 3.00 pm
Painting by Jessica Kang. Age 12
Course fees -
One Class per Week
(Rate per class - $19.00 per hour.)
1 x 1.0 hr class per week x 9 = $171.00 (For young students)
1 x 1.5 hr class per week x 9 = $256.50
1 x 2 hr class per week x 9 = $342.00
Two Classes per Week - 10% discount
(10% Rate if you book for 2 classes.)
2 x 1.0 hr classes per week x 9 = $307.80 (Saving of $34.20)
2 x 1.5 hr classes per week x 9 = $461.70 (Saving of $51.30)
2 x 2.0 hr classes per week x 9 = $615.60 (Saving of $68.40)
Two or more children from one family - 10% Discount
1 x 1.0 hr class per week x 9 = $153.90 per student
1 x 1.5 hr class per week x 9 = $230.85 per student
1 x 2 hr class per week x 9 = $307.80 per student
If you bring a friend and they sign up for the term you will receive a voucher for a free lesson or equivalent discount from the following term fee.
Drawing by - Angus McLean. Age 14
Sculpture by Ava Tuck. Age 11
Phone/Text Megan to make a time to meet and discuss either you or your child's artistic goals.
Look forward to hearing from you.
(Minimum number of 3 students required for a course to go ahead).
A material list is given out at the first class or at the first meeting.
Bring a pencil & rubber on the first day.
One-on-one Tuition and Home Based art Tuition information is below
Art Development Course Casual Rates:
Casual lessons - $36.00 per 1.5 hr class.
(If students want to pay casually for the classes during a term,
the rate increases by $4.00 per 1.0 hour class rate from the normal full term course fees.)
These casual classes are handy around college exam times,
when a whole term course is not possible but help is still needed.
One-on-one lessons: $80.00 per hour
Contact Megan to make a time to meet.
Colleges near us -
Howick College, Botany Downs Secondary College, Pakuranga College,
Macleans College, Elim Christian College, Saint Kentigern College,
Sancta Maria College, Edgewater College, Ormiston Senior College
Intermediate Schools near us -
Howick Intermediate, Somerville Intermediate, Bucklands Beach Intermediate,
Farm Cove Intermediate, Ormiston Junior School,
Mission Heights Junior College, Pakuranga Intermediate,
Primary Schools near us -
Cockle Bay Primary, Shelly Park Primary, Howick Primary,
Owairoa Primary, Macleans Primary, Bucklands Beach Primary, Mellons Bay Primary,
Our Lady Star of the Sea School, Botany Downs School, Pointview School, Botany Downs School
Pigeon Mountain School, Wakaaranga School, Sunnyhills School, Elm Park School, Willowbank School,
Baverstock Oaks School, Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School, St Marks School (Pakuranga), Riverina School
Ormiston Primary School, Mission Heights Primary, Pakuranga Heights School, Riverhills School, Tyndale Park School
Also check out the 'Home Based Art Tuition' here
We travel to you!
If you live within a 15-20 minute drive of Howick Village
And how about -
Designing and Organizing your own Group or Workshop
Are you keen to organize your own group – friends/family/teachers/office bonding session -
You may want to start a life drawing group, or try a clay or Polymer clay modelling class of your own,
or specific drawing/painting exercises designed to your needs, etc. Up to you!
Please phone and we can plan something together.
Look forward to working with you and/or your child.
All courses are GST inclusive.
Payment can be made by cash or online payment.
Course payments are to be made in full before or on the first day of the course or by prior arrangement.
If a class is missed during the term, students are able to attend one of the other class times during that term to catch up. If a student is unable to do this it will have to be forfeited.