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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Drawing Trees & Foliage with Janice Kingston (Weekend Workshop)

In this 3 hour workshop we will look at different techniques for the convincing and lively depiction of trees and foliage. Using pencil, pen, or coloured chalk on toned paper, your powers View details

Tutor: Janice Kingston
When: Saturday, 22 September, 10am - 1pm
Fee: NZ $75.00 - Registration ends 22 September, 2018 11.59pm

Pen and Ink - linework & washes - Weekend Workshop

Pen and ink and ink drawing is a versatile artistic medium with a wide variety of styles developed over the centuries and up to the present day where it has particular application in book illustration. In this course we will commence using pencil drawings as a basis... View details

Tutor: Caroline Hillier
When: Saturday & Sunday, 29 & 30 September, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Fee: NZ $190.00 - Registration ends 24 September, 2018 11.59pm

Children's School Holiday Art Programme: Week 1

This summer 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, 1 - 5 October, 9.30am - 1.30pm
Fee: NZ $220.00 - Registration ends 26 September, 2018 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, 8 - 12 October, 9.30am - 1.30pm
Fee: NZ $220.00 - Registration ends 3 October, 2018 11.59pm

Drawing & Painting for Teens 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, 8 - 12 October, 9.30am - 1.30pm
Fee: NZ $220.00 - Registration ends 3 October, 2018 11.59pm

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)

N.B. This class start earlier than our usual term and is 9 weeks in length. 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 painting... View details

Tutor: Sarah Brock
When: Mondays, 29 October - 17 December (Monday 22 is Labour Day), (9 weeks). 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)

N.B. This class start earlier than our usual term and is 9 weeks in length. 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.... 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)

N.B. This class start earlier than our usual term and is 9 weeks in length. This course will give you all the skills of our ABC of Painting but in the evenings. The hours are shorter so you will take a little... 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

N.B. This class start earlier than our usual term and is 7 weeks in length. 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... 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
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Featured Courses
  • Drawing Trees & Foliage with Janice Kingston (Weekend Workshop)

  • Pen and Ink - linework & washes - Weekend Workshop

  • Children's School Holiday Art Programme: Week 1

  • Children's School Holiday Art Programme: Week 2

  • Drawing & Painting for Teens Week 2

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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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