Art Academy offers Art Classes for Children.
Weekly Drawing & Painting Classes for Kids.
Weekend Art Classes in
West Harbour, Auckland.
Childrens Art Classes.
Learn How to Draw and Paint Realistically and Creatively join our Art School!
Weekly Childrens Art Classes make learning to draw, paint and create, fun and simple. A unique program has been developed by Art Academy to suit children from 5 - 12 years of age. Painting & Drawing lessons for Children are not just fun and colorful, at our Art school, Children acquire Amazing Drawing Skills! We study reality and how to Draw realistically! Children learn to see like an Artist, studying animals, portraiture and still life. Read More
Weekend Art Lessons for Children and Kids.
Saturday Art Classes for Children. All of our art classes for children (5-12 years) teach practical painting and drawing skills and help children create quality drawings. Childrens Art Classes are set up to teach about Colour, Proportion, 3D effects, Composition, Creative Thinking, Shading, and Perspective all these Amazing skills they will need every day of their lives! At our art school every student's progress is tracked and at the end of the year an Achievement Certificate will be awarded, which shows you what the student has achieved. Read More
At Art Academy we have Painting and Drawing classes for Children of all ages. You will learn how to draw and paint with simple step by step instructions. Everyone welcome! Press Schedule menu button to see our full Schedule
What makes Art Academy and our Childrens Art Classes so Different and Successful?
- Art Academy developed a special programme for teaching children from 5-12yrs to Draw & Paint Realistically and Creatively.
- At Childrens Art Classes you study: Colour, Proportion, 3D effects, Composition, Creative Thinking, Attention to Detail, Shading, and Perspective all these Amazing skills!
- Every student's progress is tracked during the year and an Achievement Certificate will be awarded for the new skill and level achieved.
- Art lessons are split into Step by Step Instructions, making learning so much easier. The Art Tutor demonstrates each technique for the students.
- Weekly Art Classes are kept small up to 12 students. Due to a small class size at our art school children get a lot of individual attention.
The students are pleasantly surprised with the result and their personal achievement.
Drawing and painting what you see does not require any natural ability!
Drawing and painting skills can be learnt easily with good instruction.
Teaching your children to Draw and Paint Realistically:
At our Art School we study reality and that means looking at real objects like an apple or a flower. And when we can not get a real object to our art class e.g a lizard or a landscape, we use photos as a reference.
Students assess and discuss all aspects of the picture: the main shape, colours, etc depending, on the task etc.
Main Drawing and Painting Skills at Childrens Art Classes
taught in a Fun way:
SHADING - Learning a variety of shading techniques using pencils, colour pencils etc. Studying Value - Looking at real objects we study areas of the object in light and shadow.
COLOUR - Seeing true variations of colour in things. Applying the colours in the right order for the object to look more realistic.
TEXTURE - Studying the textures and patterns of the surfaces. Learning to Create the texture and surface that you see.
PROPORTION - Studying the objects visually, comparing the sizes of various parts of the object and using other methods to draw things in proportion.
SCALE - Learning to draw an object to scale. We also learn how to double or triple the size of an object.
SYMMETRY - Noticing symmetrical objects, learning the technique to simplify the process of drawing such objects and paying attention when drawing.
COMPOSITION - Placing an object or objects on a page in a way to fit well inside the page, making it look more realistic. Looking at the way one object sits in comparison to the other objects on the page.
PERSPECTIVE - Simple tips and tricks for getting objects in your drawing or painting in perspective. Especially looking at how the object changes shape as it moves away from us into the horizon.
3D EFFECTS - Putting together some of the skills we have learnt like Shading, Value and Colour to create a 3D Effect in our Drawing.
CREATIVITY, CREATIVE THINKING, DESIGN - To develop Creativity and Creative thinking at our art school we have created special drawing and painting exercises which encourage the children to use their imagination. Children apply some of the skills they have learnt earlier to show what they can do. These art lessons are often our competition lessons, as we find that in a fun competitive environment creativity thrives.
Wow so many Skills! Is it Possible? Yes all these can be learnt here at Art Academy in a Fun Atmosphere.
What Materials we use at Art Academy.
Main stationary for the year at Childrens art classes: HB and 6B Pencils, we also use watercolour colouring pencils and A3 Bockingford Sketch Pad - 60 page. This stationery is the basic stationery our students are required to bring to class.
All other stationary is provided at our special activities where we use: Oil Pastels, Soft Pastels, Markers, Paints, Dyes, Brushes, Canvases, Craft paper etc. Special activity fee ($5-$10) is charged for some extra materials needed for the activity.
Art Academy locations: You can join us at Art Classes for Children at Marina View School, 97-99 Marina View Drive, West Harbour, Auckland.
ART FACTS & MYTHS UNCOVERED
Myth: “You have to be Artistic or have Special Talent to make quality Art...”
Fact: “Being able to express yourself Artistically is simply a skill that can be taught.”
Myth: “If I have never done drawing in my life I will not be able to draw a beautiful picture...”
Fact: “Anyone can draw or paint reality with good instruction.”
Myth: “To paint you have to have a crazy imagination like Van Gough... “
Fact: “ First learn to depict Reality then your personal style will develop. It is a natural process.”
Myth: “All art workshops and classes teach people to splash the paint around on the canvas, and tutors are not very involved...”
Fact: “ Art Academy has a step by step strategy to teach you Art Skills.”
Fact: “Art skills are best taught through demonstrations and guidance by an Art Tutor. ”
Fact: " Nine out of ten adults say they don't like drawing or do not know how."
Fact: " Most children love painting and drawing and can not imagine life without depicting what they see and care about."
Fact: " What makes the artists different from other people is not that they "can draw" but it is their ability to "Really See" the subject they are depicting."
Fact: “ Where there is a Will there is a Way.”
"At Art Academy it is our pleasure to teach you Realism, as Realism is the pathway to all styles. Leonardo Da Vinci was teaching his students painting the figure of Mona Lisa, demonstrating his techniques so well that his students were able to achieve beautiful results. Leonardo encouraged students to draw and paint from realistic reference and observe the world around them." Elena Esina - Art Academy Artist and Tutor