New art classes for West Auckland's budding artists.
Learning how to draw or paint is not just about producing a masterpiece for your living room - or even staging your own exhibition. Though both of those are possible, art classes are about so much more, says Bhumika, owner of the new Seasons Art Class course in Te Atatu Peninsula.
“Art classes bring people joy and happiness. The thrill of learning skills to create something from your imagination, and having something at the end to show for it, brings pure pleasure to the students, as does the camaraderie built over weeks of learning with others.”
The three-hour weekly classes, which are held either in the morning or afternoon, are in the picturesque setting of the Waitakere Cricket Club at Te Atatu Peninsula Park.
The courses are open to people of all levels - from absolute beginners to intermediates.
“People who complete the courses find the classes are confidence building, mood-enhancing and can contribute to overall wellbeing.
Students bond with others so there is that great social element. Learning the stages of art is often about problem-solving, and we experience students having that ‘Eureka’ moment when they suddenly get it. It is actually a chemical reaction like a natural high. And then of course there is the beauty of creating something special to share with friends and family - it is very uplifting.”
The fourteen-week course is designed to teach all the necessary skills of art, and the three hour weekly modules specifically work to build a step by step approach.
Refreshments are also provided during the classes.
At the end of the course, students hold an exhibition of their works to which they can invite friends, very much a celebration of their work.
“People are often amazed with what they have achieved - with people who have been maybe told that they can’t draw producing work worthy of the local gallery.”
That masterpiece on your living room wall and that local exhibition is in close reach - as well as a whole new life-changing experience that might just make you lifelong friends.
Contact now to book your place at the next Open Day to explore more. Call 022 382 4415.