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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 believe in art for arts sake and allow students to find freedom in creative exploration.  We are located within central Te Aro, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington.

To ensure the safety and well being 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

Painting the Still Life with Cecilia Denen (Wednesdays 10am-1pm) T1.22

Painting with a limited palette allows one to learn the importance of contrast and tone. This course encourages one to make the most of what you have while creating a mood and balance in your piece. 

In this course students will learn

  • to see the complex tonal varieties in the process of painting
  • create mood and balance through the use of warm and cool tones
  • create shadows with a white palette
  • create multi-dimensional forms with a white palette
  • Observe how colour works in relation to other colours next to it
  • How the lines of composition guide the eye through the format to find a focal point
  • Explore your own way of expression

This course is an opportunity to explore the texture of the objects
depicted. Painting a still life allows us to work through various aspects of painting, which includes exploring our own way of expression.

This course is appropriate for students at a beginners or intermediate level. No previous experience in painting required, everyone welcome.

All materials provided

Please note: We will require all students aged 12 and over to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please bring your My Vaccine Pass to all classes.


When: Wednesdays, 16 February - 6 April (8 weeks), 10am-1pm
Programme: Summer - Term 1 (February - April),
Subject: Painting,
Audience: Teenagers, Adults,
Tutor: Cecilia Denen,
Spaces left: 6
Fee: NZ $375.00
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Casual Classes

Tuesdays,  from  January 2022, 10AM - 1PM

Next class Saturday 22 January 2022, 10AM - 4PM

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

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