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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.

Grammar of Drawing TWO - Geometry

Tutor: Denise Durkin

A continuation of The Grammar of Drawing, the beginners class, which gives a good grounding in this subject.

It is all about the geometry and mathematics. Like Grammar I you will examine the fundamentals of drawing with a careful helpful approach but with a focus on mathematics, covering perspective, geometry and composition as well as continuing to explore good drawing.

Perspective applies to all spatial objects as does basic geometry and understanding them is valuable in helping you draw anything and everything. Understanding the basics of composition will help the design and finesse of you work.

In these classes some chronological order is useful, but all aspects of drawing are equally important and contribute to successful work so each class can be taken independently and be valuable.

All basic materials supplied.

Have you completed "The Grammar of Drawing" first class? It's preferable.  


Term: Term 3 2017
Dates: 2 August - 20 September
Days: Wednesday
Time: 10am - 1pm
Fee: $340
Code: 173DRA03

How to Enrol

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

Name: Grammar of Drawing TWO - Geometry
Code: 173DRA03
Enrolment page

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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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