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Term 2 Art Classes for Kids, Teens and Adults

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  • Tue 2 May ’17, 3:00pm
  • Fri 2 Jun ’17, 3:00pm


The Pencil Room, 4-6 Hastings St, Napier


All Ages


The Pencil Room

Fine art classes taught in a relaxed environment with qualified tutors and small class sizes. All levels welcome. Discover your inner creativity!

Children's classes:
Let's Get Creative - Children, 8-12 years.
Term 2 (10 weeks) Monday 1st May - Monday 3rd July, 4pm-5:30pm - $225.00.
Tutor: Laura Pearce (BEd, BDes)

This introductory art class provides your child with the foundation to explore their innate creativity, while encouraging originality and celebration of their own unique style. Laura will introduce a number of different art mediums including paint, collage, ink and clay as a way of developing creative thinking in class that will carry over to other areas of your child’s life.

Art and Nature - Children 7-10 years
Term 2 (10 weeks) Wednesday 3rd May – Wednesday 5th July, 3:45pm – 5:15pm, $225.00
Tutor: Emily Armstrong (MA&D, BMA)

A nature-themed art class designed to allow your child to express themselves through drawing and print-making. Each week focuses on a different aspect of the natural world, using either fine art techniques in drawing or printmaking media - and from that point, imagination reigns!

Teenager's classes:
How to Make Art Look good! Teenagers, 14-17 years
Term 2 (10 weeks), Tuesdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm, $225.00
Tutor: Laura Pearce (BEd, BDes)

Have you ever wondered why one poster or painting looks good but another one just doesn't work and you can't quite put your finger on why? In this class, you will learn design principles to help guide you to create art that works. Learning how to effectively use elements of design is an invaluable skill that can be applied to a wide range of art forms from painting to digital design. This is a great course for students looking to improve their school art studies. You will explore ink, paint, collage and clay in your quest to make art that looks good!

Adults Classes:
Intro to Drawing
Term 2 (7 weeks) Wednesday 10th May – Wednesday 21st June, 6pm - 8:30pm, $180.00
Tutor: Emily Armstrong (MA&D, BMA)

Artists can do magic… or so it seems. Some people have a natural ability to see something - really see it - and draw what they see near perfectly. In this class, we get to delve into those seemingly magical skills and learn how to look at a subject and draw it. We will cover everything you need to get practising on your own, from the basics of what pencil to use, when to use it, how to use it, and how to uncover your own natural style. We experiment with pencil, charcoal, pastel and ink. Basic materials provided for use in class.

The Drawing Club
2nd and 4th Thursdays beginning 11th May, 5:30 and 8pm drop-in, $5 koha on the door appreciated
Tutor: Emily Armstrong (MA&D, BMA)

Every second Thursday, The Pencil Room is open between 5:30 and 8pm for anyone interested in practising and improving their drawing skills or just dabbling in the art room. The Drawing Club sessions are self-directed (not a taught class) and therefore suitable for people with some basic drawing experience who want to improve through practice.

Bring your own drawing or painting materials (basic materials are available for purchase). Expect a range of interesting still life subject matter and scheduled life drawing sessions. Please register your interest for regular updates!

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