Art Classes Central Coast
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STRATEGIES TO BEAT THE COVID BLUES
!!Join An Online Art Class Today!!
What can art/creativity do for you?
When we create, it fills an essential missing part of who we are. All humans are creative in some way, it is in our DNA, in our souls. That is why it is so satisfying to do. It is inseparable from the essence of who we are.
In 2021 where we have to live with the unavoidable stresses of living in a world of COVID madness, we need to safeguard our own sanity. To give ourselves the gift of a respite from it all. Art is a way we can do this.
In my online classes;
# We still have the camaraderie of the face to face classes.
# You get to put your mind and soul into a different reality for a while - very therapeutic.
# Creating art is a form of meditation - with many of the same benefits.
# Have you heard of Heart Math. This is a way of measuring the high or low resonance of your heart.
When I draw, my heart spends a lot of time in high resonance - which means less stress and lower
# Painting and drawing, keep you mentally alert and enhance brain function.
# Art boosts self-esteem and gives you confidence.
# It also enhances your problem solving skills, challenges your beliefs and encourages open
# Leonardo da Vinci said, “Painting embraces all the ten functions of the eye; that is to say, darkness, light,
body and color, shape and location, distance and closeness, motion and rest.”
You might find the idea of doing an art class online a little daunting, however it usually only takes one or two lessons at the most to get comfortable with the technology side of things. As one of my students said last week after her second lesson, "I don't know why it took me so long to do this, it really wasn't hard at all!"
JOIN A CLASS TODAY
Call or text me on 04144381212
Do you live on the Central Coast? Have you thought of taking Art Classes?
You can draw and paint you know. Maybe not as brilliantly well as you would like to right now but you have the potential to be an amazing artist.
How do I know this – because over the last 20 years I have taught art classes to literally hundreds of students and all of them have made more improvement than they thought possible and many made giant strides even up to and including selling their work and winning prizes in art competitions!
If you would like to see some of my student’s work – please take a look here
I have students coming from all over the Central Coast for art classes, some of them from as far away as Hornsby and Toukley.( When there are no Covid restrictions)
So if you have always wanted to take an Art Class but thought you need to have talent to start – Well think again!! In my experience – a desire to try is the most important thing. I would love the opportunity to work with you and show you what you can do!!
To find out more about me – have a look at my blog and website:
Or give me a call on 04144 38121
WHAT YOU CAN LEARN
Oils, Pastels, Acrylics Mixed Media, Drawing, Watercolours.
How to deepen your art practice, from beginners to advanced.
Busting Creative Blocks
Coaching: Working With Artists on elements of the Artist’s Business Practice.
My studio is in Springfield on the beautiful Central Coast 80 K’s North of Sydney, Australia The classes are currently quite small with no more than 6 students at a time. This means you get really individualized attention and work in a small intimate environment. I tailor each class to your own personal needs. This means you may be working on pastels doing a still life, while someone else is doing a portrait in oils. You will find the other students very supportive and friendly. We even stop for a cuppa and a chat, halfway through the lesson. This gives everyone a chance to get to know each other and we will discuss everything from how everyone’s work is going to what exhibitions we’ve seen.
INDIVIDUAL ART CLASSES: I am finding the individual art classes are becoming increasingly popular particularly with my new students. What do they offer?
They offer us a chance to get to know each other while we discuss your art and what you would like to do.
We then begin in a gentle way while you feel fully supported as you begin something new and strange.
You have my total, undivided attention for as long as you want it. Many new students are opting, to begin with, one or two individual sessions so they can find their feet and feel comfortable before they launch their fledgeling art skills into a class situation.
This allows you to gain a little confidence and get over that initial fear challenge we all have when attempting something new. We all have to start at the beginning and I do know exactly how you are feeling.
The Key To Producing Your Best Work As An Artist:
I specialize in working with artists, at all levels, who want to dive deeper into their creative practice, so they can produce work that is authentic and meaningful to them. Together we unlock what is unique about them and bring this into their art practice, providing tools for them to do their best work.
Other Services Provided Include:
Working through creative blocks
Help with setting up a website for your artwork
Help with digital imaging
Business Practice for artists – art is a business and many artists neglect this side of their careers
Working with social media
Blogging for Artists
How to go to the next level
Regular creativity coaching
Mentoring for more advanced students
So this is where we play when we are in the studios.......
Painting by Penny Ross
Wednesday 10 am – 12 pm | 7:00 pm – 9.00 pm | Individual sessions can be booked between 1 and 4 pm |
Friday 10 am – 12 pm | Individual sessions can be booked between 1 and 4 pm |
Saturday 9 am – 11 am | Individual sessions can be booked between 11.30 and 3.30 pm |
Individual tuition: By appointment
If you cannot make these times for the private art classes, please contact me as I do have some flexibility in this area and we may be able to work out something to suit.
Investment for group classes: $38.50 for a 2-hour lesson. You are required to sign up for a month in advance, which works out at $154 for a 4 week month. If you would have difficulty paying up front we can come to an arrangement about that.
Investment for private tuition: $80 a 1-hour lesson
HOW TO GET HERE: (THIS OPTION CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
The address is: 60 Maitland Road Springfield – See google maps
Private Sessions: These are one on one sessions where you have my undivided exclusive attention all to your self. I find that sometimes people begin with a couple of these sessions if they are a bit shy and not comfortable with working in a group. This builds your confidence and gets you off to a really good start. You can choose a lesson that is for one hour or more if you choose. Your investment in these sessions is $80 an hour.
Creativity Coaching: These sessions look at a range of areas within a creative practice and work on different issues that might arise. These might include; addressing creative blocks, finding inspiration, personal creative directions, special skill development and much more.
If you want some more info please drop me a line at – email@example.com Or if you’d like to have a chat you can call me on – 04144 38121, I would love to hear from you.
WHAT MY STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THE CLASSES
I would like to say thank you to you all for being so generous in your comments and for allowing me to share them here.
“Kadira is a fantastic teacher, from my very first class with her I was looking at everything from a new perspective. No matter what mess I get myself into with my art, Kadira always has the perfect solution and advice to help me overcome the hurdles. She is incredibly talented and is such an inspiration. I feel very lucky to have found her classes and to have met someone who is so passionate about art and who is willing to share her love and knowledge for art with other people.”
“I came to Kadira for help with painting portraits in oils. To say I was a novice is a bit of an understatement because I hadn’t picked up a paintbrush or canvas until six months prior. I found Kadira to be not only a gifted artist but an exceptional teacher. She knows what makes a good painting and what makes a good artist as no doubt many artists do, but what makes Kadira stand out is that she can get that know-how across to her students.
My first portrait in oil is now a finished work but what I have learned has opened to me the joy of painting. I love it. Learning better line drawing, tonal balance, colour mixing, brush techniques and picking up on Kadira’s attention to detail have all helped improve my work. The group class is a fun way to learn as I get to meet other students and learn from them too, adding to the whole experience. If you are thinking of taking up art or honing your skills I highly recommend Kadira Jennings to you.”
“Kadira has a great ability to move amongst her pupils in a very calm manner, encouraging but getting to the core of the problem without them being diminished in any way.
I have been able to play with several mediums and talk about where I want this journey to take me and I know Kadira not only listens but understands my frustration and seeks books or pictures to help me.
She can control a very eclectic range of subjects as well as talents with great skill, being intuitive to the needs of her students.
Classes are small allowing us all to have ample tutoring, Kadira can see a potential disaster happening across the room and will quickly be there to avert it.
She also has some very advanced work emerging from her studio, a testament to her teaching ability .”
” Kadira is teaching me to recognize and paint the multitude of colours in nature.”
“At last, I have discovered art classes that suit me perfectly. Kadira Jennings is a very skilled and experienced artist and has an extraordinary ability to bring out the creative best in her students. Although I have always had an interest in art, creating a finished product I was happy with seemed to elude me. Kadira provides personalized tuition, small classes and individual attention. This means that my artistic skills have progressed in leaps and bounds in a relatively short period of time – something I was not expecting when I started. I am now producing artworks I feel happy to frame and hang on the walls in my own home. I thank Kadira for her special combination of artistic ability, persistence, patience and lovely personality. She has helped me to open my eyes to creativity, providing a comfortable, fun environment in which it can safely blossom. I thoroughly recommend Kadira Jennings to anyone interested in pursuing their creative side.” Deborah Lhota Director Advanced Holistic Research Pty Ltd
“I have been an art student of Kadira Jennings for the past six months. I have not participated in any art form since leaving school just over 40 years ago. Kadira is teaching me to paint with watercolours. I love the soft translucent, as well as the strong colours watercolours offers. I have found the classes Kadira offers have opened my eyes to everything around me. Kadira’s love and enthusiasm for all mediums of art shows through in her expertise of teaching. The small friendly classes allow for a substantial amount of individual attention. Her subtle guidance is warm and friendly allowing one to feel confident to express yourself. Each time I leave class I feel as though I have achieved and learnt something new and can’t wait for the next session. I feel very confident in recommending Kadira’s art classes.”
I have been painting with Kadira for a year now. In that time I have gone from a complete novice to having developed a sound understanding of the colour and the techniques required for watercolour. Kadira is a wonderful teacher, very encouraging but offering welcomed constructive criticism. Her eye for detail is incredible. Although I still have much to learn I feel that when I do pick up my brush now I do so with confidence.