faq'S art program
AFTERnoon and/or after SCHOOL ART CLASSES
WHEn and where are the art classes held?
Location 1: Worongary This is an ADULTS only class
When: Every Tuesday from 3.30pm to 5.30pm for 9 weeks starting early October 2023. This means there are art classes in Worongary on 3 October, 10 October, 17 October, 24 October, 31 October, 7 November, 14 November, 22 November, and the last one 28 November.
Where: San Fernando Drive, Worongary, 4213 (exact location will be released to attendees when bookings are made).
Location 2: Southport Note: This is an Afterschool Art Class for Kids (age 8+), Tweens and Teens
When: Every Wednesday from 3.45pm to 5.45pm for 9 weeks starting early October 2023. This means there are art classes in Southport on 4 October, 11 October, 18 October, 25 October, 1 November, 8 November, 15 November, 23 November, and the last one 29 November.
Where: The classes are held at the Creative Hearts Art Gallery in Australia Fair, Level 1 Shop #1008 (near the Cinemas), 42 Marine Parade, Southport.
Location 3: Mudgeeraba - This is an ALL AGES art class starting age 8+ and may include Adults attending the class. Note: Spaces for this class is limited. Please complete the Registration Form as soon as possible to secure any of the limited seats available.
When: Every Thursday from 3.30pm to 5.30pm for 9 weeks starting early October 2023. This means there are art classes in Mudgeeraba on 5 October, 12 October, 19 October, 26 October, 2 November, 9 November, 16 November, 24 November, and the last one 30 November.
Where: The classes are held in the Activity Room of the Mudgeeraba Old Post Office, 57 Railway Street, Mudgeeraba
what is the cost?
$360 per student for the 9 (nine) art classes held on the specified dates mentioned above. Ad hoc attendance may be available on request - chat to Sonia about pricing and availability.
who would this art program suit?
Great for Beginner to Intermediate Level of Art Skill. These Afternoon Art Classes are great as After School Art Classes, useful for Hobby Artists wanting to build their confidence by gaining an understanding of art theory and practice, often chosen by those wanting to escape the trap of technology and spend time learning hands-on and face to face. a fun and inviting environment for those wanting to spend time with other like-minded people, and perfect for those wanting to hone their art knowledge and build their painting and drawing ability using a range of mediums, Sonia has also had those who have painted before - returning to their passion as they take time out to pursue their interests attend and love the art sessions. Others have used this opportunity to attend with their child and make special memories together in this fun, creative environment.
How DO I REGISTER TO ATTEND/how do i register my child to attend?
A completed and returned Registration Form click to access link and Payment* of either:
a) the full class fee of $360 for the term, or
b) partial payment of the class fee (minimum 50% deposit required) - with balance due before the first class commences (payment is made via an invoice I issue and send to you once I receive your completed registration form).
c) Ad hoc attendance is possibly by special arrangement - please discuss availability of seats and pricing with Sonia.
Note: The registration is only valid on confirmation by Sonia Farrell, as there are limited seats – they will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis, although existing students are given the opportunity to re-enrol as a loyalty reward. New students are welcomed on a first come - first serve basis - taking into account completing the registration form and payment as mentioned above.
what is included?
Attendees will have access to art materials including paint: acrylics and watercolour, coloured pencils, graphite pencils, chalk and oil pastels, marker and gel pens, and charcoal. During the 9 sessions, attendees will also receive up to 2 canvases (depending on when they join the classes) to use and showcase their art. Aprons available.
what do students bring?
Attendees are asked to bring along 2x Visual Art Diaries that are suitable to watercolour as well. At least one of these needs to be A3 size. These do not need to be new books, as long as there are at least 10 blank pages per book, that is fine :-)
what do students learn?
These are guided art lessons teaching students how to use graphite pencil, watercolours and acrylics while introducing them to and providing a forum for them to practice foundational art techniques such as Mark Making, Composition, Depth, Colour Theory, Proportion, Perspective, Drawing Techniques, Tones and Values, Shading. Personalised guidance and direction will be provided for each student during the class. Due to the content of the classes, it is recommended for all ages but for Children is best suited to Kids age 8 and older. Please chat with Sonia if you would like to discuss your particular situation.
what is sonia farrell's teaching style?
Sonia Farrell, the art teacher's teaching style is described as supportive, interactive and encouraging. Sonia says: “I believe everyone has some creativity in them, and to embrace it is a good thing. Learning fundamentals of art is a great way to enable and equip students to hone their skills, and ‘translate’ what they imagine and love onto an art surface”. Art is a great way to learn to think ‘outside the box’ and to build confidence and life skills". Sonia holds a ‘Working with Children’ Blue Card, has experience teaching art to children and adults all skill levels, and has been recommended on her teaching style and ability.
what if the attendees changes their mind about attending:
If attendance is cancelled by the attendee/parent/guardian/carer for any reason before or during the Term/Intake period, part of the amount of paid fees may be eligible for a refund. Please note that an amount equivalent to 20% of the class fee is non-refundable to cover admin and other costs.
what feedback has been received about sonia's afternoon art classes for all ages?
Jacqui says: 'Jos loves art classes... ...thank you for helping her develop and love creativity and art. We look forward to another term of art'
Rain says: 'Yifei really enjoys doing art lessons with you'
James says: "It is so nice to read your email, and thank you for the photo. Her mum and I really can see the progress she has got in the study in your studio, and there is not any doubts that she likes to keep continuing study art there".
Nicole says: 'You inspire and work her mind in the most beautiful nurturing and creative way I am so thankful to have you as her mentor'
LR says 'The content is very good - Sonia covered a good range of techniques - Just loved the learning June 23
TQ says 'I have learned many new things - the proportion and perspective aspect of art was enlightening - I plan to learn more. Keep on providing more of the same' June 23
LP says 'Drawing projects are my favourite thing to do, I love how Sonia teaches' June 23
SZ says ‘I love to learn art with Sonia, she is a wonderful and kind teacher. I feel very happy creating every kind of art, and Sonia has taught me a lot that is very useful and helpful’ Nov 23 and 'The class content and Sonia's teaching style is amazing' Jun 23
BH says 'Sonia helps you if you need it, guides you through, makes you feel capable. Each week I feel like I've accomplished more' Jun 23
RA says ‘Sonia’s classes are very individual, Yes I would like to continue my art classes with Sonia next term if it was up to me'.