Welcome to Inverlochy Art School

Inverlochy Art School, in central Wellington, offers a fabulous range of highest quality part time art classes taught by a friendly and welcoming community of enthusiastic and talented practicing artists. 

We offer classes for kids and beginners, and ongoing progressive classes for advanced practitioners. Our classes are small and fees usually include all materials. 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.

Please feel free to invite friends to enrol for a course; any social media exposure and sharing course details would be much appreciated and will help Inverlochy run more courses in the future. 

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Gouache Workshop with Denise Durkin (Saturday)

Discover the versatility of this water based media used since antiquity. Explore Gouache's range and practical techniques on different tinted grounds and papers with an added adventure in the use of classic... View details

Tutor: Denise Durkin
When: Saturday, 28th September, 10am - 4pm (half hour lunch) 5.5 hours tuition
Fee: NZ $145.00 - Registration ends 23 September, 2019 11.59pm

Children's School Holiday Art Programme: Week 1

This school holiday programme has been designed to challenge and encourage children from 6 to 12 years old who love art and design. The programme is a mixed media experience where we will be celebrating colour and media - learning colour theory, texture... View details

Tutor: Rachel Silver
When: Monday - Friday, 30 Sepember - 4 October, 9.30am - 1.30pm
Fee: NZ $220.00 - Registration ends 25 September, 2019 11.59pm

Drawing & Painting for Teens Holiday Programme. (Week 2)

Despite digital technology traditional drawing and painting skills are absolutely necessary for every form of graphic and fine art. Valuable as skills... View details

Tutor: Denise Durkin
When: Monday - Friday, 7 - 11 October, 9.30am - 1.30pm
Fee: NZ $220.00 - Registration ends 2 October, 2019 11.59pm

Children's School Holiday Art Programme: Week 2

The school holiday programme has been designed to challenge and encourage children from 6 years old to 12 years old who love art. The programme is a mixed media experience where drawing, painting... View details

Tutor: Rowena Fry
When: Monday - Friday, 7 - 11 October, 9.30am - 1.30pm
Fee: NZ $220.00 - Registration ends 2 October, 2019 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, 21 October - 16 December (no class 28 October Labour Day), 8 weeks, 10am - 1pm,
Fee: NZ $120.00

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, 21 October - 16 December (no class 28 October Labour Day), 8 weeks, 10am - 1pm
Fee: NZ $355.00

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, 21 October - 16 December (no class 28 October Labour Day), 8 weeks, 10 am - 1 pm
Fee: NZ $345.00 - Registration ends 16 October, 2019 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, 21 October - 16 December (no class 28 October Labour Day), 8 weeks, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Fee: NZ $255.00

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, 21 October - 16 December (no class 28 October Labour Day), 8 weeks, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Fee: NZ $255.00 - Registration ends 16 October, 2019 11.59pm

Beginners Printmaking - With Stephanie Turgoose

This fun Monday evening Printmaking course explores Linocut and woodcut techniques. We will explore single colour prints and a reduction print with two colours printed in stages. Also using chine colle and mono-printed backgrounds... View details

Tutor: Stephanie Turgoose
When: Mondays, 21 October - 16 December (no class 28 October Labour Day), 8 weeks, 6.30pm - 9pm
Fee: NZ $295.00 - Registration ends 16 October, 2019 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, 22 October - 10 December, 10am - 1pm
Fee: NZ $355.00 - Registration ends 17 October, 2019 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, 22 October - 10 December, 3.45pm - 5.15pm
Fee: NZ $175.00 - Registration ends 17 October, 2019 11.59pm

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

Any study of anatomy is best done from life. There are many drawing or painting classes from life but sculpting from life is not so easily available. Using a simple method... View details

Tutor: Sarah Brock
When: Tuesdays, 22 October - 10 December, (8 Weeks), 6.30pm - 9pm
Fee: NZ $405.00 - Registration ends 17 October, 2019 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, 22 October - 10 December, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Fee: NZ $245.00 - Registration ends 17 October, 2019 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, 22 October - 10 December, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Fee: NZ $285.00 - Registration ends 17 October, 2019 11.59pm

Creative Sewing (Tuesday 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: Stephanie Turgoose
When: Tuesdays, 22 October - 10 December, 8 weeks, 6pm - 8pm
Fee: NZ $195.00 - Registration ends 17 October, 2019 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, 22 October - 10 December, 8 weeks, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Fee: NZ $330.00 - Registration ends 17 October, 2019 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, 23 October - 11 December, 10am - 1pm
Fee: NZ $355.00 - Registration ends 18 October, 2019 11.59pm

Beginners for Printmaking - With Stephanie Turgoose (Day class)

This fun Wednesday morning Printmaking course explores Linocut and woodcut techniques. We will explore single colour prints and a reduction print with two colours printed in stages. Also using chine colle and mono-printed backgrounds... View details

Tutor: Stephanie Turgoose
When: Wednesdays, 23 October - 11 December, 10am - 1pm, 8 weeks,
Fee: NZ $420.00 - Registration ends 18 October, 2019 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, 23 October - 11 December, 10am -1pm
Fee: NZ $345.00 - Registration ends 18 October, 2019 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, 23 October - 11 December, 3.45pm -5.15pm
Fee: NZ $175.00 - Registration ends 18 October, 2019 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, 23 October - 11 December, (8 weeks), 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Fee: NZ $255.00 - Registration ends 18 October, 2019 11.59pm
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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, 23 October - 11 December, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Fee: NZ $330.00 - Registration ends 18 October, 2019 11.59pm

Writing for the Screen

An Introduction to Screenwriting. Over eight weekly sessions students will learn the fundamentals of writing a screenplay, including layout and formatting. Dialogue... View details

Tutor: Lindsay Christopherson
When: Wednesdays, 23 October - 11 December, (8 weeks), 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Fee: NZ $255.00 - Registration ends 18 October, 2019 11.59pm

Printmaking; The next Stage - With Stephanie Turgoose (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, 23 October - 11 December, 8 weeks, 6.30pm -9pm
Fee: NZ $295.00 - Registration ends 18 October, 2019 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, 24 October - 12 December, 10am - 12pm
Fee: NZ $255.00 - Registration ends 19 October, 2019 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. Your first term would be an introductory course for those ... View details

Tutor: Sarah Brock
When: Thursdays, 24 October - 12 December, (8 weeks), 10am - 2pm
Fee: NZ $435.00 - Registration ends 19 October, 2019 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, 24 October - 12 December, 3.30pm - 5pm
Fee: NZ $175.00 - Registration ends 19 October, 2019 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, 24 October - 12 December, 6pm - 8pm
Fee: NZ $255.00 - Registration ends 19 October, 2019 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,24 October - 12 December, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Fee: NZ $255.00 - Registration ends 19 October, 2019 11.59pm
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Featured Courses
  • Gouache Workshop with Denise Durkin (Saturday)

  • Children's School Holiday Art Programme: Week 1

  • Drawing & Painting for Teens Holiday Programme. (Week 2)

  • Children's School Holiday Art Programme: Week 2

  • Get Up Get Painting (Day)

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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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