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Welcome to Inverlochy Art School

Inverlochy Art School offers a broad range of high quality art classes and workshops, taught by a community of enthusiastic and talented practicing artists all year round. We are located within central Te Aro, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington.

Here at Inverlochy Art School, we believe in art for arts sake, and allow our students to find freedom in creative exploration. Whether it’s throughout the morning, on the weekend, after school for children, or at night for working professionals, our course schedule covers all bases.


Term Start Finish
Term 3 Monday 2 Aug Friday 24 Sept
Holiday Programme Monday 4 Oct Friday 15 Oct
Term 4 Tuesday 26 Oct Monday 20 Dec


Following the 06/09/21 announcement from the government that Pōneke will be moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 2, Inverlochy Art School will reopen its doors on the 8th of September.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of Inverlochy Art School's community, all visitors must sign in using either the COVID-19 app on the front door or the manual sign in register on the podium in the foyer. In addition, we ask that all students create their masterpieces one metre apart and wash and sanitize their hands regularly.

Inverlochy Art School 3 Inverlochy Place
Te Aro
New Zealand

Crafty Knitters with Lily Engelbrecht (Thursdays 6:30-8:30) T4.21

Keen to learn to knit and follow a pattern?  Are you an absolute beginner or one with some skills which are a bit rusty? In this course you can learn new stitches, cabling or aran knitting.


If this sounds like you, this seven week course is just what you are looking for.  And we’d love to have you come along and learn the craft of knitting.

The vibe of this course will be informal.  We’ll adapt the format to fit the interest of those attending. You will learn about the tools of the trade – knitting needles, yarn types and patterns. 

The type of projects we have in mind include knitting a cotton dishcloth or a scarf. Or you could start by knitting a sample square of varying stitches.  Or, you are welcome to come along with an existing project.  A small selection of stitch patterns will be supplied.

Note: Materials and needles will be supplied for your first class although you are welcome to bring materials or existing project.


Suggested Materials list for a scarf – students to bring:

Total materials cost $20-$30 depending on yarn choice. All items can often be sourced in op-shops very cheaply.

5mm knitting needles ($4-$10 in cost)

1 darning needle

4x balls 8ply Double Knit (DK) yarn (3 balls per scarf)

Suggested Materials list for a dishcloth – students to bring:

5mm knitting needles ($4-$10 in cost)

1 darning needle

2x balls 8ply Cotton



Double Knit (also known as worsted weight or Aran) yarn knits up quite quickly without having to use very thick needles so it is a good beginner yarn weight. Thick needles are more difficult to handle than thinner ones.

Yarn prices can vary from $3 at The Warehouse upwards to $20 or even $40 per ball depending on fibre type and brand. Choose yarns to suit your budget.

When: Thursdays, 28 Oct - 2 Dec(6 weeks) 6:30-8:30
Programme: Spring - Term 4 (October - December),
Subject: Textiles,
Audience: Teenagers, Adults,
Tutor: Lily Engelbrecht,
Spaces left: 3
Fee: NZ $50.00
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Casual Classes

Every week on Tuesdays,  10AM - 1PM

Next class Saturday 20 November, 10AM - 4PM

Featured Courses
  • Expressive Painting with Cecilia Denen – Intermediate Level (Wednesdays 5:30-8:00) T4.21

  • Watercolour Landforms with Charlotte Hird(Saturday x2, 30 Oct & 6 Nov 10-5pm)T4.21

  • Alternative Photography Processes- Sunday workshop(31 October 2021)

  • Seniors Classic Canvas with Sue Quigley Friday 5 November 2021

Contact Us

Inverlochy Art School
3 Inverlochy Place
Te Aro, Wellington 6011
Phone 04 939 2177
Email [email protected]

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