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Welcome to Inverlochy Art School

Inverlochy Art School offers you a fabulous range of highest quality part time art classes taught by carefully selected practicing artists and artisans. We are an incorporated society and Registered Charity (Registered under the Charities Act 2005 - Number CC54321). We are based in the beautiful, grade 2 listed, historic Inverlochy House in central Wellington. The schools emphasis is on learning technique and mastering skills in each medium; very hands-on and experiential. 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.

Upcoming Courses

Our day and evening courses are 8 weeks long, when there is a public holiday we usually make up the lost day at the end of the term meaning that there will be 8 classes over 9 weeks.

View our exciting range of adult and children art courses in Term Three 2017. There are also weekend workshops. Take note of those you would like to attend and book on the Enrolments page. There is also spaces in our Children's After School Programmes and School Holiday Programmes for children aged 6 and up. Join our mailing list (online form on page footer) if you wish to be notified when the next terms classes become available.

Untutored Life Drawing

Tutor: Denise Durkin

You are never too good or too old not to extend your life drawing practice. This regular Tuesday morning session (10am - 1pm) is home to a relaxed, informal bunch of amateur and professional artists – some of whom have been coming for years. Bring your own materials. Easels and facilities are provided. There is no enrolment for this course – attendance is casual – just turn up on the day within term dates. 

The coordinator is Denise Durkin. 





Term: Term 3 2017
Dates: 1 August - 19 September
Days: Tuesday
Time: 10am - 1pm
Fee: Usually $15 per student per session (costs split between attendees)
Code: 173DRA07

How to Enrol

Take note of the course name and code and then go to the enrolment page.

Name: Untutored Life Drawing
Code: 173DRA07
Enrolment page

Register Interest / Request Information

Use the form below to register your interest in a course being repeated in the future. Please list course name and type the word LATER. You may also request more information about a course before booking.

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Denise Durkin

Denise Durkin

Practising artist Denise Durkin brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her drawing and painting students and has been a valued tutor contributing to the school since 2001. She holds a Diploma in Visual Communication Design from Wellington Polytechnic Design School where she majored in Illustration. She began her career in graphic design and has grown a substantial portfolio as an illustrator working on a range of projects in watercolour which includes children’s picture books, educational publishing, postage stamps and feature food articles. The 15+ years at Inverlochy have seen a change in career focus to fine arts, with an increase in her dedication to building her understanding and skills in drawing, painting and printmaking.

With a strong focus on the figure Denise exhibits her work regularly and has been accepted into the Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award 2014, 2015 and 2016, and the Parkin Drawing Prize 2014 and 2016. Denise is represented by Gilberd Marriott Gallery.


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Contact Us

Inverlochy Art School
3 Inverlochy Place
Te Aro, Wellington 6011
Phone 04 939 2177

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