Welcome to Inverlochy Art School

Inverlochy Art School, in central Wellington, offers a fabulous range of highest quality part time art classes taught by enthusiastic and talented practicing artists. Our classes are small and fees usually include all materials. Inverlochy is a friendly and welcoming community of artists, we offer beginner classes and ongoing progressive classes for advanced practitioners. Our courses are designed for all levels of ability and are taught in a friendly and informal environment. We have a maximum student limit for each course, giving you the best tutor/student ratio possible.

We are located in the atmospheric, grade II listed, historic Inverlochy House in the Te Aro district of Wellington.

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The Grammar of Drawing (Day Class)

This introductory class on Monday mornings focuses on tried and true systems developed during the Renaissance and teaches a range of the formal (but fun) skills which every artist needs to know to start getting consistently good results View details

Tutor: Denise Durkin
When: Mondays, 29 October - 17 December (Monday 22 is Labour Day), 10 am - 1 pm
Fee: NZ $345.00 - Registration ends 17 October, 2018 11.59pm
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Untutored Printmaking

This is a Monday morning group for people interested in making prints with others of like mind. View details

When: Mondays, 10am - 1pm, 29 October - 17 December (Monday 22 is Labour Day)
Fee: NZ $120.00 - Registration ends 22 October, 2018 11.59pm

Get Up Get Painting (Day)

Have you always wanted to paint but don’t know where to start? Have you tried painting but found the results disappointing? Don’t fear! Christine is here every Monday morning to help you become your... View details

Tutor: Christine Gregory
When: Mondays, 29 October - 17 December (Monday 22 October is Labour Day), 10am - 1pm
Fee: NZ $355.00 - Registration ends 17 October, 2018 11.59pm

123 of Art (Monday evening)

This Monday evening course offers all the skills of Inverlochy’s ABC of Painting if you missed it last term. The sessions are shorter so it takes a little more time to learn the all important basics of drawing and paintin... View details

Tutor: Sarah Brock
When: Mondays, 29 October - 17 December (Monday 22 is Labour Day), 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Fee: NZ $255.00 - Registration ends 17 October, 2018 11.59pm

Get Up Get Painting (Evening)

Have you always wanted to paint but don’t know where to start? Have you tried painting but found the results disappointing? Don’t fear! Christine is here... View details

Tutor: Christine Gregory
When: Mondays, 29 October - 17 December (Monday 22 is Labour Day) , 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Fee: NZ $255.00 - Registration ends 17 October, 2018 11.59pm

Creative Sewing (Monday evening)

Make something wild to wear! Students 12 years and older can learn basic sewing skills in order to create their own individual style. Students will be coached fully... View details

Tutor: Georgia Whelan
When: Mondays, 29 October - 17 December (Monday 22 is Labour Day), 6pm - 8pm
Fee: NZ $195.00 - Registration ends 17 October, 2018 11.59pm

Creative writing for beginners; five things to think about while writing ... (evening class)

Is there a story churning inside you? A poem? During this term you will learn five things to use in your writing: how to generate ideas, build a character, create setting... (We also have a day class) View details

Tutor: Catherine English
When: Tuesdays, 23 October - 11 December, 6pm - 8.30pm
Fee: NZ $355.00 - Registration ends 18 October, 2018 11.59pm

Keep on Painting (Day)

his course is designed to build on the ideas explored in Get Up And Get Painting and also introduce a whole new set of concepts and techniques to push your work to the next level. View details

Tutor: Christine Gregory
When: Tuesday, 23 October - 11 December, 10am - 1pm
Fee: NZ $355.00 - Registration ends 18 October, 2018 11.59pm

Intermediate Artists After School (9-13 yrs)

Aimed at 9-13 year olds this course this is a fun mixed media course for keen young artists... View details

Tutor: Rachel Silver
When: Tuesdays, 23 October - 11 December, 3.45pm - 5.15pm
Fee: NZ $175.00 - Registration ends 18 October, 2018 11.59pm
Anthony Patti

The Sculpture Process - Figurative Sculpture with Sarah Brock ( Evenings)

This class provides an opportunity to explore sculpture techniques using a soft material (plastilina or paperclay). Each student’s sculpture can be different within the class. The student number is a maximum of eight students to give me (the tutor) a chance to engage properly.... View details

Tutor: Sarah Brock
When: Tuesdays, 23 October - 11 December. (8 Weeks), 6.30pm - 9pm
Fee: NZ $355.00 - Registration ends 18 October, 2018 11.59pm

Screen Printing on Fabric and Paper (Evening)

Whether you want to create a piece of fine art or just print your own t-shirts this course is for you. You will learn how to apply images to screens using a range of stencil and photo-emulsion techniques. View details

Tutor: Thomas Lynch
When: Tuesdays, 23 October - 11 December, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Fee: NZ $330.00 - Registration ends 18 October, 2018 11.59pm

Grammar of Drawing TWO - Geometry (Evening)

A continuation of The Grammar of Drawing, the beginners class, which gives a good grounding in this subject. It is all about the geometry... View details

Tutor: Denise Durkin
When: Tuesdays, 23 October - 11 December, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Fee: NZ $245.00 - Registration ends 18 October, 2018 11.59pm

Keep on Painting (Evening)

Christine creates an instructive and encouraging environment for those students wishing to take their work to the next level. Returning... View details

Tutor: Christine Gregory
When: Tuesdays, 23 October - 11 December, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Fee: NZ $285.00 - Registration ends 18 October, 2018 11.59pm

Carry On Painting (Day)

Now on Wednesday Morning Christine creates an instructive and encouraging environment for those students wishing to take their work to the next level. Returning students will find equally challenging and rewarding instruction... View details

Tutor: Christine Gregory
When: Wednesdays, 24 October - 12 December, 10am - 1pm
Fee: NZ $355.00 - Registration ends 19 October, 2018 11.59pm

Grammar of Drawing TWO - Geometry (Day)

A continuation of The Grammar of Drawing, the beginners class, which gives a good grounding in this subject. It is all about the... View details

Tutor: Denise Durkin
When: Wednesdays, 24 October - 12 December, 10am -1pm
Fee: NZ $345.00 - Registration ends 19 October, 2018 11.59pm

Young Artists After School (6-10 yrs)

Every Wednesday afternoon Poppy will drive this fun and vibrant after-school art programme for 6-10 year olds. Using drawing and painting View details

Tutor: Poppy Law
When: Wednesdays, 24 October - 12 December, 3.45pm -5.15pm
Fee: NZ $175.00 - Registration ends 19 October, 2018 11.59pm

123 of Art (Wednesday evenings)

This Wednesday evening course offers all the skills of Inverlochy’s ABC of Painting if you missed it last term. The sessions are shorter so it takes a little more time to learn the all important basics of drawing... View details

Tutor: Sarah Brock
When: Wednesdays, 24 October - 12 December. (8 weeks), 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Fee: NZ $255.00 - Registration ends 19 October, 2018 11.59pm
Thrain Shadbolt

Life Drawing (Evening)

You don’t need to be an expert to do this Wednesday evening class but even art experts need regular practice drawing... View details

Tutor: Denise Durkin
When: Wednesdays, 24 October - 12 December, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Fee: NZ $330.00 - Registration ends 19 October, 2018 11.59pm

Creative writing for beginners; five things to think about while writing ... (Day Class)

Is there a story churning inside you? A poem? During this term you will learn five things to use in your writing: how to generate ideas, build a character, create setting... (We also have an evening class) View details

Tutor: Catherine English
When: Thursdays, 25 October - 13 December, 10am - 1pm
Fee: NZ $355.00 - Registration ends 20 October, 2018 11.59pm

Watercolour Painting (Morning)

Come and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Inverlochy, coffee and cake, while enjoying the pleasures of Watercolour Painting. Watercolour is a beautiful and exciting medium characterized by freshness, harmony, lightness... View details

Tutor: Caroline Hillier
When: Thursdays, 25 October - 13 December, 10am - 12pm
Fee: NZ $255.00 - Registration ends 20 October, 2018 11.59pm

ABC of Painting

This is our popular four term painting course. Over the year you will build a set of professional skills that give you the confidence to be an artist in your own right. Term 1 is an introductory course for those ... View details

Tutor: Sarah Brock
When: Thursdays,25 October - 13 December (8 weeks), 10am - 2pm
Fee: NZ $435.00 - Registration ends 20 October, 2018 11.59pm

Intermediate Artists After School (9 - 13 yrs)

Aimed at 10-13 year olds, this after-school course on Thursday expands drawing and painting skills, while allowing natural ability and enthusiasm to come through. Technical skills are taught and developed.... View details

Tutor: Rachel Silver
When: Thursdays, 25 October - 13 December, 3.30pm - 5pm
Fee: NZ $175.00 - Registration ends 20 October, 2018 11.59pm

Extended Watercolour Techniques (Evening)

This course aims to extend the skills of those who already have some experience in watercolour painting... View details

Tutor: Caroline Hillier
When: Thursdays, 25 October - 13 December, 6pm - 8pm
Fee: NZ $255.00 - Registration ends 20 October, 2018 11.59pm

Classic Cartooning and Graphics (evening)

If you are interested in comics and the styles of cartoonists who drew Tin Tin, Asterix, The Spirit, Footrot Flats and Donald Duck and you would like... View details

Tutor: Phil Reaney
When: Thursdays, 25 October - 13 December, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Fee: NZ $245.00 - Registration ends 20 October, 2018 11.59pm

Anyone can Draw (Evening)

This introductory course teaches the technical skills of drawing, using a variety of mediums, including pen and ink, charcoal, pencil and... View details

Tutor: Denise Durkin
When: Thursdays, 25 October - 13 December, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Fee: NZ $255.00 - Registration ends 20 October, 2018 11.59pm

Painting and Drawing Studio (Day)

Come along and work in an inspiring, calming and lovely mid city setting; use our open studio spaces to create your works of art; we have all... View details

When: Fridays, 27 October - 14 December, 10am - 1pm
Fee: NZ $120.00 - Registration ends 21 October, 2018 11.59pm

Expressive Painting – Intermediate Level (Saturdays Daytime)

Whether you work from objects, the figure, or secondary sources, this is an opportunity to explore working more loosely using oils or acrylics. I will guide you through... View details

Tutor: Justine Turnbull
When: Saturdays, 28 October - 15 December, 10am - 1pm
Fee: NZ $355.00 - Registration ends 22 October, 2018 11.59pm

Beginners Printmaking - With Stephanie Turgoose

This fun Monday evening Printmaking course explores the different processes of Printmaking. It starts with mono-printing before moving on to explore collograph, relief printing and dry-point... View details

Tutor: Stephanie Turgoose
When: Mondays, 5 November - 17 December (Seven Weeks,Monday 22 is Labour Day), 6.30pm - 9pm
Fee: NZ $258.00 - Registration ends 31 October, 2018 11.59pm

Printmaking; The next Stage - With Stephanie Turgoose (Evening)

Changed to Wednesday Evening - Beginners class is now on Monday evening. This Wednesday evening printmaking course explores different processes of printmaking as well as taking those already learnt to a... View details

Tutor: Stephanie Turgoose
When: Wednesdays, 7 November - 19 December, (seven weeks) 6.30am -9pm
Fee: NZ $258.00 - Registration ends 2 November, 2018 11.59pm

Beginning to See the Light – tonal portrait painting (all day Thursdays)

Day 1 We experiment with drawing techniques that aid basic proportion and gesture, in order to achieve an accurate likeness of your subject, and to help you understand the essential principles... View details

Tutor: Justine Turnbull
When: Thursdays, 22 November - 13 December, 10am - 4pm (one hour lunch each day)
Fee: NZ $310.00
Featured Courses
  • Creative Sewing (Monday evening)

  • Creative writing for beginners; five things to think about while writing ... (evening class)

  • Young Artists After School (6-10 yrs)

  • Creative writing for beginners; five things to think about while writing ... (Day Class)

  • ABC of Painting

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Inverlochy Art School
3 Inverlochy Place
Te Aro, Wellington 6011
Phone 04 939 2177
Email manager@inverlochy.org.nz

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