All Smilez Observational Drawing - online art lessons for kids and beginners

All Smilez is a pumping little art school in Hamilton, NZ.

Founder, and head teacher Kim Garside loves having the same students re-enrolling term after term for in-studio art classes.  The progress and relationships are cherished in person, but for times when we are unable to meet in person, due to changing times, distance, and available time and space, Kim has decided to create on-line courses that students can work through.  

Here, your child will gain skills that will last a life-time, can be built on, and will enhance your child's confidence and even be taken cross-curricular. 

Feel free to visit our social media pages or website.

If you are a teacher and would like to use these lessons in your class, then I would love to know!  I am happy to chat with you about teaching Art.  Its not always easy but it's important that every child knows that everyone can draw, but like with reading, we are all at different stages.  

This course is for anyone who is keen learn to see, notice, and enhance.  Improve your hand/eye coordination, turn lines into shapes, and shapes into forms. Age 8+ but it all depends on the student.

Lesson 1- Introductions/ Getting set up
Lesson 2 - cylinder practise- draw what you SEE, not what you KNOW
Lesson 3 - cylinders - cross hatching with pen
Lesson 4 - Shading a circle/ ball/ sphere
Lesson 5 - Cube / Box
Lesson 6 - Boxes around home
Lesson 7 - Wine glasses
Lesson 8 - Overlapping items
Lesson 9 - Copy Cat - how to copy a photo of a cat, any cat. Or follow mine
Lesson 10 - how to funk up your art with texture and colour

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!

What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

Please let me know why you are unhappy, and I can find something else that might suit you.

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Just send me an email at and I will reply as soon as I am able to.

How do I register for in-person in-studio lessons?

There are sign up forms for my email waiting lists on my website for afters chool classes and holiday classes in Hamilton NZ.