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.

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. 


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; what do they really want?
  • Create setting; it is more than simply the backdrop of the story.
  • Write dialogue; to reveal character, move the plot forward and give information.
  • Structure, plot & point of view; these are the scaffolding of writing.

If you have an idea,  or you’ve been keeping a journal, writing stories or poetry, these classes will give you time to focus on your project and give you the tools to spark life into your writing.

As well as kind, constructive group feedback in a supportive environment, there will be an opportunity to talk to Catherine, one to one, about your work.

When: Thursdays, 2 August - 20 September, 10am - 1pm
Programme: Winter - Term 3 (August - September),
Subject: Writing,
Audience: Teenagers, Adults,
Tutor: Catherine English,
Code: 183WRI03
Spaces left: 10

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

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Contact Us

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

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