Friday

Art Classes on Friday

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

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
 

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

 

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