Art: Intermediate

Intermediate Visual Arts with Ruby

WHAT: This class is for intermediate-aged home educated students, approx. ages 11 to 13 years.

WHEN: Thursdays 2:00pm -3:00pm, 9 weeks commencing 23/07/20 in term 3

WHERE: HASCA Hub (Rendle Room), YMCA North Shore, 5 Akoranga Drive, Auckland

HOW MUCH: Cost is dependent on numbers but we anticipate it will be no more than $65 per student. Materials are additional.

ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME: This class introduces students to the media and techniques of fine arts. Students will learn:

  • to draw from direct & photographic observation
  • to produce tonal pencil drawings to depict 3D form
  • to blend, highlight & show tonal gradation using pencils, coloured pencils & acrylic paints
  • to use mixed media techniques to produce resolved works
  • to consider artist models and observe their art making techniques & apply them to their own works
  • to produce a body of work across the term in accordance with a thematic idea

In term 3 we will be looking at NZ art & artists and the influence of culture, nature and location on their art.

Artworks in term 3 will explore Maori art-making traditions, native NZ flora and fauna & the scenery which is unique to our beautiful country.

Please email Nina at to register or for further information.

TUTOR / COORDINATOR: This class is facilitated by home educated student Ruby Dawson, supported by Nina Lawgun. Ruby is completing NCEA Level 3 Scholarship art this year. She enjoys encouraging younger students and sharing her knowledge and passion of drawing and painting.

CONTACT & REGISTRATION: To register for the class, or to make enquiries, please email or

Alternatively, register here HASCA HUB TERM THREE REGISTRATION


Primary, Intermediate, and Highschool Art classes run weekly on Thursdays at the North Shore YMCA as part of the HASCA HUB programme


ymcaPlease note there is a NO DROP AND RUN policy at this venue: YMCA North Shore.
Parents, please do ensure a go-to-adult / parent / caregiver is available and remains on site for all children aged under 14 years.
Thank you very much for your support.

HASCA does not directly run these classes but is very happy to recommend, promote, and support this programme. Nina is a homeschooling parent, and a HASCA member and executive. Nina’s programmes have been running for many years with students gaining outstanding results.

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