Workshops

studio table and view

Wonderful Watercolour – details
Drawing with your smart phone and tablet – details
Developing your own art – details
Drawing at Mangawhai Museum- details
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 5 for any workshop in my small, sunny studio with a peep of the Mangawhai estuary and the sand dunes.   

 

Wonderful Watercolours 

Three Wednesdays: 8, 15 and 22 November. 10am -12.30

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
$25
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?

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

  • An initial tutoring session will set your goal, plan your work and prepare a tutored programme $25
  • Days and dates to suit your personal programme
  • $25 for a morning or $50 per day for studio work with tutored skill sessions
  • Printing press and painting easels available, some materials provided
  • 10am until 3pm.

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.

 

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.