Weekly classes

Weekly art classes through the year.

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

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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
  • Thursday Morning: 10am – 1pm
 

School Term Dates

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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

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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

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Day & Time

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

 

Fee

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

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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