The Feilding and District Art Society runs two after school art classes per week, catering to different age groups and abilities. Whether you are enrolling a student in the Tuesday group or Thursday group, the cost if $48 per student, per term - thanks to the support of the Trillian Trust.
Term 1 classes begin the week of February 14 and will run for eight weeks. Information on how to enroll can be found below.
Budding Artists with Eris Newson
Tuesdays 3.30pm to 5pm - Ages 5 to 8 (ish) - February 14 to April 4
Eris Newson is a Halcombe-based artist who work in oils, acrylics and watercolour, as well as digital art and photography.
In her classes, Eris is driven by what she calls, her "art philosophy". It's simple:
To create opportunities for students to explore a range of materials, techniques and styles that go beyond that which is commonly available in our schools at their level
To support and nurture the skills and techniques developed by artists in the foundations of their learning
To create lessons that push students beyond the school curriculum
Eris draws on her extensive skillset to teach early learners not only how to make art, but how to handle different media and tools - helping them develop skills they can carry with them through their learning journey.
Future Masters with Cheryl O'Brien
Thurdays 3.30pm to 5pm - Ages 9 to 12 (ish) - February 16 to April 6
Cheryl O'Brien is a portrait artist whose work seeks to capture the essence, expression and soul of her subjects. Working primarily in acrylics, Cheryl's art is bright and bold.
In Future Masters, Cheryl empowers advanced learners to find their creative voices and develop their own unique style. This course is designed for students who would like to step up their art journey and develop medium- and long-term projects.
In term one, students can expect to explore a range of media, starting with dry media and working up to oil and watercolour. For each medium explored, students will complete a study of an artist skilled in applying that medium.