Art Classes by Day

PORTRAIT PAINTING FROM LIFE WORKSHOP

Saturday Portrait Painting from Life Workshop

One Day Booster Portrait Workshops* ($170 per person per workshop)
* (Saturdays 10am – 3:30pm)

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This course aims to help and encourage students to develop their skills.
How to translate what they see, to capture the character and likeness of the sitter in one day.
Working from dark to light, Lighting of the model. Personal instruction at each artists easel.


Suitable for:

  • Students who have experience in portrait drawing and painting.
  • Students who have completed my beginners portrait workshops.

Morning session:

  • Preliminary drawing pencil or pan pastels
  • Sealed with Acrylic binder supplied by art school.
  • Acrylic base colour, supplied by art school

Afternoon session:

  • Finish with Oils.

Materials Needed

  • Oil paints
  • Brushes
  • Canvas (Size suggestion A2, or thick watercolour paper 600 GSM)
  • Brown coloured pencil or Black Pan pastels (Optional)

Dates & Time in 2019

Saturdays. 10am – 3:30pm (30 min lunch break)

  • 23rd March 2019
  • 15th June 2019
  • 7th September 2019
  • 30th November 2019

* Please note: Dates can be changed according to students’ needs. These are special workshops make ups cannot be transferred to any other class.


Fee

$170 per person per workshop (includes model fee)
* Please pay 10 days prior to workshop to reserve your place.


Teacher

Mike Lamble


Class Limit

8 people

Private Tuition for Drawing and Watercolour

“Some say watercolour is difficult to do. I disagree. It has been used by young children to seniors for long time.
I believe you would say ‘Why didn’t I do it before?’

– Ako Lamble
 

It is like a cooking.

Ako LambleWritten by Ako Lamble

To me painting with watercolour is like a cooking.
Mixing water and pigments, placing the mixed colour liquid on paper (wet paper / dry paper), waiting for drying, and placing another mixed colour liquid on it ….

The procedure can be taught to the point according to the recipe, but this is something you need to do it repeatedly until you really get how it works. No short cuts.

That’s why my beginners class is focusing on “Little and Often” “Repetition”. I will help you setting up the system so you can draw/paint daily for just 15min. It’s much more beneficial to do it for 15 min daily than for 2hours weekly.

Improving drawing skills is very important in my class. Drawing enhances the way we see the world around us, conditions us to capture the details. Furthermore, drawing can improve our memory.
You will spend first 4-5classes on drawing (Shape, Tone, Edge) then move on to the watercolour painting.
I also introduce “Line & Wash” in the class. It helped me to get rid of feeling intimidated towards watercolour painting when I started.

Once you put the line and splash the colours on, it looks great! It motivates you to keep going until you get used to handling the water and pigments.

 

Line & Wash "White Rose"

 

I will teach;

  • Child (8yo and over)
  • Adult
 

A few examples of what you will learn in my lessons

  • Drawing with a 2B pencil to learn to see shape, value and edge.
  • Drawing the simple subject perspective correctly. One point perspective, two point perspective.
  • Learn about your art materials: Watercolour tubes, watercolour papers, watercolour brushes, palettes, a pen & ink, water-soluble graphite, sketchbooks …
  • Setting up your mobile art kit.
  • Continuous line drawing and wash.
  • Drawing an egg with line and wash, one colour: learn 4 kinds of edge (hard, firm, soft, lost).
  • 15 min daily drawing & painting habit.
  • Watercolour technique: Wet in wet, negative painting, wash, glazing, dry brush, lifting, masking, erasing, scratching, salt, tissue, splatter, brooms and more..
  • Draw with 2B pencil and paint with watercolour a simple object like an apple: How to see the shape, edges, light & shadow and colours.
  • Introduction of colour mixing.
Process. Watercolour painting of lilies by Ako Lamble
 

Art Materials

This is something I need to show and explain a lot about in the first class. You might need to invest some money to set up your art kit. I have spent time and money to test all sorts of materials so that I can give you some advise before you make a decision.
Bring to the class whatever you’ve already got, don’t buy anything until we discuss about it.

You don’t need all of them at once, but these are the ones I would like to introduce to you over the term.

  • Artist quality watercolour tubes
  • Watercolour brushes: Round, Flat and Dagger
  • Palette: travel size
  • Watercolour paper: Arches smooth & Medium
  • Sketchbook
  • Fountain pen & ink / Water proof pen / Water soluble pen
  • Water soluble graphite / carbon
  • Watercolour pencils
 

Day and Time

 

 

Fee

  • In our studio: $80 per hour per student
  • At YOUR home: $85 per hour per sudent
 

Teacher

Ako Lamble

Watercolour apple

Beginners Watercolour Workshop

 
“Some say watercolour is difficult to do. I disagree. It has been used by young children to seniors for long time.
I believe you would say ‘Why didn’t I do it before?’

– Ako Lamble
 

Drawing and painting an apple.

Ako LambleWritten by Ako Lamble

To me painting with watercolour is like a cooking.
Mixing water and pigments, placing the mixed colour liquid on paper (wet paper / dry paper), waiting for drying, and placing another mixed colour liquid on it ….

The procedure can be taught to the point according to the recipe, but this is something you need to do it repeatedly until you really get how it works. No short cuts.

In the workshop, you will draw an apple with 2B pencil then paint/draw with artist quality watercolour which is my selection of 6 colours.
The recipe (draw/paint an apple) appears to be simple but you will learn so many things along the way.

I hope the experience at the workshop will set you off on your watercolour painting journey.

Watercolour painting - Apple Procedure
 

Suitable for;

  • those who haven’t done watercolour for a long time but would like to start again.
  • those who are not sure watercolour is for them, would like to have a whole experience before spending some money on art materials.
 

We will cover;

  • Studying the shape of an apple.
  • How to set the lighting onto an apple.
  • Demonstration by Ako: Drawing & painting an apple.
  • Drawing an apple with 2B Pencil: See the shape, the value and the edge.
  • How to mix colours
  • Painting with watercolour: Wet in wet (Light & Vivid colours), Dry completely, Wet on Dry (thicker & darker paint), Negative painting, and Glazing.
  • Painting an apple with watercolour without a pencil drawing.
  • Introducing “15min daily drawing”.
 

Art Materials

All art materials which will be used in the workshop will be supplied. However, you are wecome to bring your own art materials (I can give you some advise about them).
Also, A set of art materials can be purchased after the workshop which will cost around $150. Please let me know beforehand if you are interested in purchasing them, I will make sure of having enough stock on the day.

  • 6x artist quality watercolour 15ml tube: Ako’s selection of basic colours from Daniel Smith and Schmincke.
  • 1x No8 round brush
  • 1x waterbrush
  • 1x travel palette
  • 1x full size 56cmx76cm 300gsm Arches watercolour paper
 

Day & Time

Sunday, 10am – 3pm (5hrs) *includes 30 min lunch break

 

Dates in 2021

  • 14th February 2021
  • 14th March 2021
  • 11th April 2021
  • 9th May 2021
  • 13th June 2021
  • 11th July 2021
  • 8th August 2021
  • 12th September 2021
  • 10th October 2021
  • 14th November 2021
 

Fee

$150 per workshop per student. *All art materials will be supplied.

 

Teacher

Ako Lamble

 

Class Limit

10 people

 

Beginners Drawing and Watercolour

“Some say watercolour is difficult to do. I disagree. It has been used by young children to seniors for long time.
I believe you would say ‘Why didn’t I do it before?’

– Ako Lamble

It is like a cooking.

Ako LambleWritten by Ako Lamble

To me painting with watercolour is like a cooking.
Mixing water and pigments, placing the mixed colour liquid on paper (wet paper / dry paper), waiting for drying, and placing another mixed colour liquid on it ….

The procedure can be taught to the point according to the recipe, but this is something you need to do it repeatedly until you really get how it works. No short cuts.

That’s why my beginners class is focusing on “Little and Often” “Repetition”. I will help you setting up the system so you can draw/paint daily for just 15min. It’s much more beneficial to do it for 15 min daily than for 2hours weekly.

Improving drawing skills is very important in my class. Drawing enhances the way we see the world around us, conditions us to capture the details. Furthermore, drawing can improve our memory.
You will spend first 4-5classes on drawing (Shape, Tone, Edge) then move on to the watercolour painting.
I also introduce “Line & Wash” in the class. It helped me to get rid of feeling intimidated towards watercolour painting when I started.

Once you put the line and splash the colours on, it looks great! It motivates you to keep going until you get used to handling the water and pigments.

 

Line & Wash "White Rose"

 

Suitable for;

  • those who haven’t done watercolour for a long time but would like to start again.
  • Someone (may be a busy mum) who doesn’t have much time but wants to do something creative in between times.
 

We will cover;

  • Drawing with a 2B pencil to learn to see shape, value and edge.
  • Learn about your art materials: Watercolour tubes, watercolour papers, watercolour brushes, palettes, a pen & ink, water-soluble graphite, sketchbooks …
  • Setting up your mobile art kit.
  • Continuous line drawing and wash.
  • Drawing an egg with line and wash, one colour: learn 4 kinds of edge (hard, firm, soft, lost).
  • 15 min daily drawing & painting habit.
  • Watercolour technique: Wet in wet, negative painting, wash, glazing, dry brush, lifting, masking, erasing, scratching, salt, tissue, splatter, brooms and more..
  • Draw with 2B pencil and paint with watercolour a simple object like an apple: How to see the shape, edges, light & shadow and colours.
  • Introduction of colour mixing.
  • How to stretch watercolour paper.
  • Learn from Watercolourist around the world
Process. Watercolour painting of lilies by Ako Lamble
 

Art Materials

This is something I need to show and explain a lot about in the first class. You might need to invest some money to set up your art kit. I have spent time and money to test all sorts of materials so that I can give you some advise before you make a decision.
Bring to the class whatever you’ve already got, don’t buy anything until we discuss about it.

You don’t need all of them at once, but these are the ones I would like to introduce to you over the term.

  • Artist quality watercolour tubes
  • Watercolour brushes: Round, Flat and Dagger
  • Palette: travel size
  • Watercolour paper: Arches smooth & Medium
  • Sketchbook
  • Fountain pen & ink / Water proof pen / Water soluble pen
  • Water soluble graphite / carbon
  • Watercolour pencils
 

Day and Time

  • Monday evening: 7 – 9pm (2hours)
  • Tuesday afternoon: 12 – 3pm (3hours)
  • Thursday evening: 7 – 9pm (2hours)
 

School Term Dates

Please see the School Calendar: Click Here

 

Fee

  • 2hour class: $390 per term (10 weeks)
  • 2hour class: $50 per casual class
  • 3hour class: $490 per term (10 weeks)
  • 3hour class: $60 per casual class
 

Teacher

Ako Lamble

 

Class Limit

10 people

Beginners Draw & Paint

For absolute beginners

For all those who doubt that they have a single creative bone in their body! Let us prove you wrong! Everybody has the ability to draw and paint. All you need is the enthusiasm to do so. We uncover the tricks of the trade through simple exercises that will teach you to see like an artist. Get your lines right, get your tone right, understand how perspective and scale works. Learn how to use colour pencil and be introduced to oil painting. Discover skills you never thought you had in our fun and relaxed environment!

 

Day and Time

  • Monday Afternoon: 12pm noon – 3pm
  • Wednesday Evening: 7 – 9pm
 

School Term Dates

Please see the School Calendar: Click Here

 

Fee

2 hours class

  • $390 per term (10 weeks)
  • $50 per casual class

3 hours class

  • $490 per term (10 weeks)
  • $60 per casual class
 

Teacher

Mike Lamble

 

Class Limit

12 people

Drawing & Painting (weekly / casual)

All skill levels

Always wanted to improve your artistic skills but never really knew what to do next? This is the class for you. From the avid beginner to the practicing artist. Learn how to improve your painting and drawing skills by exploring techniques used by the masters. Discover how to paint and draw what you really see. Develop your skills through form, perspective, tone and colour exercises. Learn how to work with different mediums and styles. Some classes will incorporate short studies reviewing masterpieces in Western Art.

 

Day and Time

  • Tuesday Evening: 6:30pm – 9pm (2.5hours)
  • Wednesday Morning: 10am – 1pm (3hours )
  • Friday Morning: 10am – 1pm (3hours)

 

School Term Dates

Please see the School Calendar: Click Here

 

Fee

2hours / 2.5hours class

  • $390 per term (10 weeks)
  • $50 per casual class

 

3hours class

  • $490 per term (10 weeks)
  • $60 per casual class
 

Teacher

Mike Lamble

 

Class Limit

14 people

 

Kids Club: After School Classes (weekly / casual)

 

Fun and Skill Up!

Our popular after school classes are great for keeping those creative hands and minds busy! Our kid’s Club classes run in the afternoons of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday giving you more flexibility to plan your week.

 

Monday & Friday Classes 11-17 years – Pre HSC classes

Nurturing students creative potential over the years prior to HSC or IB. We explore painting, drawing, life drawing and perspective. We will discuss meaning, technique and history of the world’s greatest masterpieces.
Teacher: Mike Lamble

 

Tuesday & Wednesday Class 9-11 years

Learning to see things like an artist through drawing from life. Children are educated in pencil drawing, pen drawing, Line & Wash, Value study and Perspective.

Teacher: Ako Lamble

 

School Term Dates

Please see the School Calendar: Click Here

 

Day & Time

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday : 4pm-6pm (9 weeks per term)

 

Fee

  • $390 per term (9 weeks)
  • $55 casual class
 
Portrait Workshops

Portrait Workshops for Beginners

The anatomy of the face.

This course aims to give a concise introduction to the art of portrait drawing.
A detailed exploration of the anatomy of the face, I will reveal the secrets of how to achieve a likeness using techniques of perception space shadows and measurement.
In the afternoon I will give a short illustrated talk on what makes a great portrait.

 

Dates & Time in 2021

Saturdays 10am – 3pm (30 min lunch break)

  • To be announced

* Please note: Dates can be changed according to students’ needs. These are special workshops make ups cannot be transferred to any other class.

 

Fee

$150 per person per class
* Please pay 10 days prior to workshop to reserve your place.

 

Teacher

Mike Lamble

 

Class Limit

10 people

iPad Art Workshop Logo

iPad Art Workshops

“I couldn’t pick up my painting again if there was no iPad because I have limited energy and time to do it.”
– Ako Lamble
 

 

Discover your iPad as a powerful art tool!

We will do;

  • See the possibilities of iPad Art through the iPad artists in the world
    and their works
  • Paint an apple and other simple subjects with Procreate App.
 

Suitable for;

  • Age 17yo and over.
  • those who already know how to draw and paint but have never tried digital art before.
  • those who would like to pick up their drawing and painting again though having limited energy and time to do it.
  • Someone (may be a busy mum) who can’t be bothered to carry all those art materials back and forth to attend the art class.
  • those who has ideas and wants to make their own picture book.
  • those who got an iPad but doesn’t know what to do with it other than checking emails/browsing websites.
  • Artists who like to work with traditional materials, it would be a time saver for you to experiment and develop your painting ideas on your iPad before you transfer it to a canvas.
 

See some examples of what you can do with your iPad

Cick the image to go to its page.

iPad Art "Penguin"
iPad Art "Lady with an Ermine and Henry"
iPad Art "Where on earth Are you, Hunter?"

 

Click here to read REVIEW of the iPad Art Workshop >>

 

App we use in the class

We will let you know if there is any changes.

  • Procreate (AU$14.99-as of January 2021): to draw & paint
 

Day & Time

Sunday, 10am – 1pm (3hrs)

 

Age of Students

17 years old and over.

 

Dates in 2021

  • 28th February 2021
  • 28th March 2021
  • 25th April 2021
  • 23rd May 2021
  • 27th June 2021
  • 25th July 2021
  • 22nd August 2021
  • 26th September 2021
  • 24th October 2021
  • 26th November 2021
 

Fee

$75 per workshop at Studio

 

Teacher

Ako Lamble

 

Class Limit

10 people

Talks at the NSW Art Gallery – Saturday

* ($70 per talk)
* (Sat for 2hours at NSW art gallery)

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Meet at the Gallery of NSW for an informative talk reviewing the Gallery’s permanent collection. Extend your appreciation of art and uncover the secret techniques and events that helped make well known paintings so great. Understand the meanings of many works on exhibit and explore the joy of the gallery!

 

Time & Dates

  • Will be arranged by request.

 

Fee

$70 per person per talk
* Please pay 10 days prior to workshop to reserve your place.

 

Speaker

Mike Lamble

 

Life Drawing Workshops

 

For all skill levels, this class focuses on the human form. Live model. Sketching times from 1 to 60 minute intervals. Enhance your perception skills through a variety of observation exercises. Explore the tonal values of light and shade. Experiment with different mediums. Full tuition throughout the class.

 

Day & Time

Saturday 10am – 12:30pm

 

Dates in 2021

  • To be announced
 

Fee

$75 per person per class
* Please pay 10 days prior to workshop to reserve your place.

 

Teacher

Mike Lamble

 

Class Limit

12 people

 

Life Drawing for HSC Students – Friday

* ($40 per workshop)
* (Fri 6:30-8pm) * (by invitation)

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by invitation only

Selected class for mature teenagers who currently undertake the after school classes or holiday workshops. Life model. Parental permission required.

 

Day & Time

Friday evening 6:30pm – 8pm

 

Dates

  • You will be informed by Mike in the weekly class.

 

Fee

$40 per person per class
* Please pay 10 days prior to workshop to reserve your place.

 

Teacher

Mike Lamble

 

Class Limit

12 people

 
iPadArt Weekly Classes

iPad Art – for All Levels

iPadArt Weekly Classes* (Tue 9.30am-11.30am): $390 per term [10weeks] / $50 per casual
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“I couldn’t pick up my painting again if there was no iPad because I have limited energy and time to do it.”
– Ako Lamble
 

A Powerful Art Tool!

Once you decided to start drawing with your iPad, we believe that you might have many questions to be answered and need instructions on a weekly bases, so come to the class with your well-charged-iPad, have fun and make your iPad a powerful art tool which you won’t want to be without!

 

Suitable for;

    • Age 17yo and over.
    • those who already know how to draw and paint but have never tried digital art before.
    • those who would like to pick up their drawing and painting again though having limited energy and time to do it.
    • Someone (may be a busy mum) who can’t be bothered to carry all those art materials back and forth to attend the art class.
    • those who has ideas and wants to make their own picture book.
    • those who got an iPad but doesn’t know what to do with it other than checking emails/browsing websites.
    • Artists who like to work with traditional materials, it would be a time saver for you to experiment and develop your painting ideas on your iPad before you transfer it to a canvas.
 

See some examples of what you can do with your iPad

Cick the image to go to its page.

iPad Art "Penguin"
iPad Art "Lady with an Ermine and Henry"
iPad Art "Where on earth Are you, Hunter?"

 

App we use in the class

We will let you know if there is any changes.

  • Procreate (AU$14.99 – as of December 2018): to draw & paint.
 

School Term Dates

Please see the School Calendar: Click Here

 

Day and Time

  • Tuesday morning: 9.30am – 11.30am (2hours)
 

Fee

  • $390 per term (10 weeks)
  • $50 per casual class
 

Teacher

Ako Lamble

 

Class Limit

12 people

 
 

Private Tuition for HSC Students

Personalised Tuition

Encourage your son or daughter to improve their skills with one to one teaching. Great for building creative confidence, HSC studies or preparing young children for our Kid’s Club.

HSC and students going for scholarships!

 

Fee

In our studio: $100 per hour per student

 

Teacher

Mike Lamble

Private Tuition for Adults

Personalised Tuition

If you prefer private one-on-one tuition without the distraction of a class, this is for you. Accelerated learning. For more information have a chat to Mike by phone on [+61 (0)407 273 814].

 

Fee

In our studio: $100 per hour per person

Teacher

Mike Lamble

 

Private Tuition for iPad Art

A Powerful Art Tool!

Once you decided to start drawing with your iPad, we believe that you might have many questions to be answered and need instructions.
You can get full attention from Ako, she will help you from the point to set up your iPad, download drawing apps and so forth. Let’s make your iPad a powerful art tool which you won’t want to be without!

 

Fee

In our studio: $80 per hour per student
At YOUR home: $85 per hour per sudent

 

Teacher

Ako Lamble

 

Suitable for;

  • those who already know how to draw and paint but have never tried digital art before.
  • those who would like to pick up their drawing and painting again though having limited energy and time to do it.
  • Someone (may be a busy mum) who can’t be bothered to carry all those art materials back and forth to attend the art class.
  • those who has ideas and wants to make their own picture book.
  • those who got an iPad but doesn’t know what to do with it other than checking emails/browsing websites.
  • Artists who like to work with traditional materials, it would be a time saver for you to experiment and develop your painting ideas on your iPad before you transfer it to a canvas.
 

See some examples of what you can do with your iPad

Cick the image to go to its page.

iPad Art "Penguin"
iPad Art "Lady with an Ermine and Henry"
iPad Art "Where on earth Are you, Hunter?"

 

Apps Ako recommends

Ako will let you know if there is any changes.

  • Procreate (AU$14.99-as of January 2021): to draw & paint
  • Snapseed (Free): to adjust colour & tone of your artworks