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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
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Portraits in Watercolour with Charlotte Hird (Saturdays, 5 & 12 February 10-5pm)

Using the classic rules of proportion you will develop the skills to draw a portrait of a person. Our experienced tutor and artist will demonstrate techniques to “capture a likeness”. A live model will sit for an hour and you will apply those techniques to observe carefully and capture proportions and a likeness. Next you will work from photographs and draw the model in various exercises, using pencil and paint. Finally you will paint a portrait in watercolour using all the techniques and new found skills.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
- Understand and apply some standard proportions for drawing the human face
- Use watercolour painting techniques to bring form to the portrait
- Complete a finished portrait in burnt sienna and watercolour flesh tones

This course is suitable for watercolour beginners and those developing their skills. We provide basic materials or you can bring your own watercolour paints, palette, brushes, 300gsm watercolour rough paper.  Please bring pencils and A4 sketch book.

Bring a packed lunch or explore the local Te Aro cafes.

When: Saturdays, 5 & 12 February, 10am-5pm
Programme: Summer - Term 1 (February - April),
Subject: Painting,
Audience: Teenagers, Adults,
Tutor: Charlotte Hird,
Spaces left: 3
Fee: NZ $249.00
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Tuesdays,  from  January 2022, 10AM - 1PM

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

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Contact Us

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

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