Art Classes on Thursday

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



  • 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


Ako Lamble


Class Limit

10 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



2hours / 2.5hours class

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


3hours class

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


Mike Lamble


Class Limit

14 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!



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



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