Testimonials

… my friends are all asking where she goes for her lessons!!
… We made Mikaela an art gallery album and downloaded photos of her pictures in it to show them off to our family in UK and I got inundated with comments and my friends are all asking where she goes for her lessons!! We are getting orders to send off certain pictures to my mum and sisters! I have the ones I like best on the walls! She is really enjoying it so thanks!

— Esther Buckwell, Hornsby.

… They play an important role in bringing her awareness to different aspects in life …
Fergus and Pat are patient and loving tutors. They put their heart in preparing a visual art topic for the children each week … My daughter, Claudia has had many joyful moments in her 11 years of art lesson with them since she was five. During these years, Claudia has learned how to draw and express her creativity using different drawing techniques, as well as polishing observation skills and attention to details, benefiting her academic studies in the long run … Fergus and Pat are more than art teachers to Claudia. They play an important role in bringing her awareness to different aspects in life through the art program … Every time I looked at the pieces done by Claudia (some of them are now hanged on wall), I’m impressed by her creativity and skill which Claudia has developed in her years in their art class.

— Monica Hu, Killara.

… the skills would continue to be relevant further in my career.
His teaching style is creative, flexible and progressive … I first began my art lessons when I was in primary school, roughly Year 4. Now as an Aeronautics Engineering student, I find these skills inherently invaluable, as the ability to sketch and produce diagrams accurately is essential. I believe the skills would continue to be relevant further in my career.

— Derrick Au, Epping, Age 19.

… her appreciation of beauty and aesthetics is growing.
My daughter absolutely loves the Art Class. Not only is she learning the use of colour and form but also her appreciation of beauty and aesthetics is growing. Fergus and Pat are genuinely kind and create a great atmosphere for learning.

— Rajiv Ahhana, Hornsby.

.… my artistic ability has been revealed.
Throughout the years of wonderful teaching and fostering by Fergus and Pat, my artistic ability has been revealed through the exploration of different media and artistic styles. Along with being the perfect environment for my aspiring artistic potential, the art class has also allowed me to build friendships with fellow artists which will last a lifetime.

— Claudia Hu, Killara, Age 17.

… my patience got better…
Each time when I went to drawing lessons, my skills improved a lot more. I had no patience on the first few of sketches that I did, but gradually, my patience got better and so my skills improved even more. Drawing lessons are really fun.

— Vanessa Ng, Hornsby, Age 13.

… It is very valuable for me.
I think that we learn a lot of new techniques and ways to paint/draw. Uncle Fergus is really nice. We can learn to draw new and challenging things and have a great time! It is very valuable for me.

— Ingrid Li, Cherrybrook, Age 13.

… The classes have given him the confidence …
Many thanks for your wonderful art classes. James has really enjoyed the art classes this year and has painted some fantastic art works. The classes have given him the confidence to do a lot more drawing and painting at home which is really great to see.

— Megan Donoghue, Berowra Heights.

… kids can learn interesting painting techniques …
Fergus runs a fun art class where the kids can learn interesting painting techniques such as using Chinese calligraphy brushes and combining different media. Thank you, Fergus!

— Andria Durney, Hornsby.

… I have made lots of friends.
Art is fun. I like art. I have made lots of friends. I have been joining this art class for 12 years. I go to this art class because it is fun and I like going there to learn how to paint and draw.

— Tracey Yeung, Wahroonga, Age 16.

… and becomes more focused on doing things.
My daughter Lily enjoys the art class very much. She loves painting and becomes more focused on doing things. Thanks.

— Shirley Li, Epping.

… but since I joined painting class I am better at it.
I really like attending your painting class. It also teaches me what colours you need to mix to form another colour. When I started, I wasn’t really good at painting, but since I joined painting class I am better at it.

— Austin Tankiang, Berowra, Age 10.

… is fun and also educational.
I think learning art here with Uncle Fergus and Aunty Pat is fun and also educational. I’ve been learning art here since I was 5 and now I’m 12, I really enjoy it!

— Christy Tze, Wahroonga, Age 12.

Her skills have improved rapidly…
My daughter has always loved to paint. Her skills have improved rapidly since being under the tutelage of Fergus Tam. She has learned to use many different media and enjoys her lessons very much. Thank you, Fergus.

— Jacqueline Langereis, Epping.

Art class was the highlight of my week …
Art class was the highlight of my week… Art class wasn’t just a place where I could express my creativity, but it was also a place where I could socialise and learn new techniques and skills. It was a place where I could grow in my love for art, and over time I grew accustomed to developing new skills every week.

— Hannah Wong, Wahroonga, Age 14.

… created a positive and educational atmosphere …
Going to art class at Art Platform every Saturday afternoon was not only beneficial to my personal interest but also to my school assessments. My teachers Aunty Pat and Uncle Fergus created a positive and educational atmosphere as I learnt about shading, the use of water colours and the proper proportions of an object.

— Caitlin Tao, Killara, Age 15.

… it is fun…
I love learning art, it is fun and if you learn here. You mite be an artist and if you finish your painting, you can have something (lolly).

— Lavendar Tze, Wahroonga, Age 8.