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End of an Era: Art School closure

Art On King will no longer be running courses in 2018.

It is with great sadness we make this decision to cease running courses after 13 yrs. Being a small family run business the demands of running our busy retail shop has not enabled us to put in the effort required to really grow the school and still give 100% attention to our retail business. This has led us to assess where our priorities lay, both in family and business, and so the Art school has had to take a break.
We wish to thank all of our wonderful students both past and present for attending our courses and helping build a lovely art community in Newtown. We have loved watching our students be inspired by art and go onto more creative ventures. We hope to still see you all in our art store, continuing your art practice. Who knows what the future may bring, when our young families have grown up you may see a bigger and better Art on King Studios!

WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH SUNDAY SKETCH CLUB?

Sadly this will cease also, last class will be Sun Dec 10th. Our sketch club has been growing from strength to strength over the last 3 years. We have had a great group of regular artists, fantastic models and class coordinators, we do regret having to cease classes. We can only suggest you pre-book classes now and utilise this resource while you can. Spots will fill quickly once word gets out.

THE GOOD NEWS

We still have 2 terms left and would love to see as many of you as possible. Bookings are now open for all remaining courses this year, along with limited discount tickets for early bird and bring a friend tickets. i have included links to all these courses below. So if you have ever thought about doing a course with us, here is your last chance, use this opportunity to get creative and see where it takes you.

 

Fabulous Fathers Day cards & gifts

So many amazing cards in stock at the moment – but grab them quick before they are all gone!

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Hand Lettering and Calligraphy

We are really loving that people are excited by hand lettering and calligraphy again – it is such an amazing skill, one i envy very much. We have been getting in plenty of books and materials and I am learning a few new tricks along the way. Don’t forget to ask to see the nibs, they are so small and delicate that we keep them stored under the counter – but are happy to grab them out for you to have a look through.

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And the winner is……

Its been a busy couple of weeks so apologises for not posting our winner and showcasing some of the awesome colouring-in entries we got sooner.

The Newtown Festival was lots of fun and our colouring-in drop zone was very popular. Thanks to all our regulars who came by to say hi.

Our winner was chosen from a combination of ‘peoples choice votes’ at the festival and her brilliant use of shading and colour. Congratulations Jiesi Gu, a wonderful 150 set of prismacolour pencils goes home with you!

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The following entries are just a selection of our favourties and highly commended. If you entered and are wondering if you can get your artwork back, YES we are still holding onto them so call the store to arrange collection, asap please.

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Colouring-in Competition closing soon

Just a reminder that our colouring comp is closing soon, we need all entries back in store by FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6th. Our wonderful prize has just become even more sought after! The Prismacolour 150 pencil set is out of stock everywhere, and its quite likely that the one we are giving away is the last one in the country. We are trying to get more stock in before christmas but at this stage its unlikely to happen.

But don’t fear if you win our competition you will recieve this amazing prize.

Newtown Festival

Sunday November 8th is the Newtown Festival and we are having our very first market stall. We will be selling an awesome range of colouring books and pencils, along with pen sets. We will have some special Market day pricing so take advantage for Christmas.  We will also be featuring the ‘Little City’ range of Newtown cards, 2016 calendar and prints, by local illustrator Jacqui Duncan.  Jacqui has just released a batch of new designs which we will have at the fair.

Dont forget to enter our colouring competition, winner will be announced at the festival. You can collect your entry from our store, you just need to return it by Nov 6th. 1st prize is an amazing 150 set of Prismacolour pencils, valued at $396.  Got to be in it to win it!

We will also have a drop zone for calm colouring at the festival, so come and try out some nice pencils and colour yourself a nice pic to take home.

see you there

New Course Structure for 2016

 

We are excited to announce a whole new structure for our 2016 courses. We are running effectively 7 shorter terms throughout the year instead of the standard 4 terms. This will give students more flexibility in choosing when to study, and in shorter blocks of time. We will run a dedicated advanced series of classes mid-way through the year for all those continuing students who are looking for more of a challenge. And the best part is our core painting and drawing classes will have a different focus each term, so you can re-enrol throughout the year and be learning new concepts along with refreshing the basics so you can really build on your art technique. We hope you will like our new program and our website will be updated with all 2016 course info as it becomes available over the next few months.

keep learning!

xox Art On King