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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Art classes, anyone?

From Tanya:

Hi all,

I am putting together an art class and wanted to see what interest there was for it. Taia, my 9 year old daughter, has expressed an interest in learning "proper art" and so we looked into it and found the classes to be out of our budget. Luckily a friend of ours, Jane, has a bachelor's degree from the Dunedin School of Art (we went to her final exhibition and she is very talented!) and is considering a career in teaching. I approached her and asked whether she would be interested in teaching some kids on a weekly basis and she was very enthusiastic about it. This class will start off with an emphasis on drawing but can go in any direction based on pupil interest. It will be an actual teaching art class (unlike some of the other art classes we have seen, where they feel more like a play group!) so it is only suitable for kids that can sit and focus, and can follow directions. This class is for kids 8 years old and up with it being also suitable for older kids. Each class will be 90 minutes and be $70 per term for a 10 week term and probably Tuesday mornings at about 10.30am. We are still working out the venue but are looking for a space downtown, any suggestions welcome. We want to start next term, so in 2 weeks time. Actual time and day would be dependent on venue. We are capping the class at 6 kids so there will be great teacher-pupil ratio. The students would be responsible for the cost of their art materials, at this point just pencils and paper. I think it will be a great class and feel really excited about it. If could email me with any questions and/or if your kids (or yourself if you are the home-schooled pupil) are interested in signing up for the class. If this class works out and we have enough interest from the younger kids Jane has expressed interest in a younger art class also.

Thanks very much,
Tanya Hickman

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