Wonderful Watercolour – details
Drawing with your smart phone and tablet – details
Developing your own art – details
Printmaking – details
Drawing at Mangawhai Museum- details

Dates for 2018 soon! Contact me though if you’re interested in arranging a session.


I welcome individuals and small groups into my home studio to make art for enjoyment and pleasure.  I am an experienced teacher and especially enjoy supporting non-artists to have a go.  Once upon a time I couldn’t draw! Now I draw for pleasure and relaxation.  Join me to learn skills and techniques and have fun.   

Maximum of 3 for any workshop in my small, sunny studio with a peep of the Mangawhai estuary and the sand dunes.   For printmakers the limit is 2 to allow sufficient work space and access to the printing press. 



Wonderful Watercolours 

Three Wednesdays

For beginners and those new to watercolour painting.  Modern, vibrant, and luminous watercolours

In these tutorials you will develop skills with watercolour and explore:

  • Colour, keeping it fresh and bright
  • Colour mixing and using a restricted palette
  • Techniques with water based mediums
  • Ways of using a brush and other objects for painting
  • The work of watercolour artists
  • $25 per session
  • $25 for a basic kit or byo – contact me
  • Other materials provided; eg some paper ink, masking fluid, colour pencils,
  • Bring your own favourites
  • Coffee and tea provided

To book and for more information contact me using the email contact on the right hand side of this page. Please put ‘watercolour‘ in the subject line.


Drawing with your smart phone and tablet

Contact me for dates – this workshop can be arranged at a time to suit you.  Perhaps get a couple of friends to join you
Learn how to draw on your smartphone.  Sketch while you are out and about.  Make cards for birthdays and special occasions.  Drawing and painting on your phone is recognised as an art form – David Hockney exhibits his iphone paintings in major international galleries.  Using free Apps you will learn how to manipulate the brushes and pencils on screen and achieve great results.  Fun, easy and vibrant results. Print or e-cards, friends and family will love them.

You will need your own smart phone or tablet
Half day course
10am – 12.30
Tea and coffee available throughout the class

To book and for more information contact me using the email contact on the right hand side of this page.  
Please put ‘digital‘ in the subject line.


Developing your own art 

Ready to take off with your own art practice and style?  Would you like support to reach your goal, improve your skills and techniques?  Working on a special project – perhaps an exhibition? See ‘Printmaking‘ below.

I am offering my experience to give you personalised tutoring, encouragement and use of my studio.

  • Optional initial session to set your goal, plan your work and set a tutoring programme $25
  • Days and dates to suit you
  • $25 for a morning or $50 per day for studio work with my support
  • Printing press and painting easels available, some materials provided
  • 10am until 4pm, although times can be arranged to suit you.

To book and for more information contact me using the email contact on the right hand side of this page.  Please put ‘my art’ in the subject line.




Access to a printing press and printmaking knowledge and skill; these were the things I needed in my beginning days of being a printmaker.   Now with my own press, I would like to encourage others to explore the dynamic world of printmaking.  I am exploring forms of printmaking that are non-toxic, affordable and  will expand my art practice.  I am currently focusing on collagraph and dry point, which benefit from a printing press.  I am keen to explore monotype which does not need a press. My printing press takes paper a little larger than A2.  I find this is a size that is manageable for one person with wet paper to place!  My studio is limited to two printmakers at a time to allow sufficient space.  See ‘Developing your own art‘ above for studio information.


Drawing in Mangawhai Museum

Workshop series  on Wednesdays: 2017 series finished.  New dates  tbc Term one 2018

Mangawhai Museum celebrates life around our harbour; the people and history of Mangawhai, holidays, shipwrecks, geology at the beach, the Fairy Tern and much more.

In these guided drawing sessions you will:

  • explore and draw in the museum
  • learn techniques of observation and accuracy as well as expressive sketching
  • access the archive collection
  • develop your sketches into finished art pieces using mixed media in the open area and cafe

10am -12.30
$25 per session includes the museum entrance fee, materials although bring your own favourites, coffee or tea in the cafe to finish. 
Friends of the Museum receive a $5 discount.

To book contact Emma at Mangawhai Museum or me using the email contact on the right hand side of this page.   Please put ‘museum‘ in the subject line.