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At The Drawing Room we pride ourselves on our wide array of workshops and the quality of our teaching. We are continually adding new classes so keep checking back to see what’s coming up. To book a spot on a workshop we accept a $50 deposit with full payment one week prior to the class date. Please provide your email, name, and phone number on the workshop listing you're interested in and we will be in contact soon to arrange your booking. We know you will have a lot of fun... at a TDR workshop enjoyment goes hand in hand with learning and creating!!

Plein Air on the Port Hills with Kasia Wiercinska Plein Air on the Port Hills with Kasia Wiercinska
$129.00
Plein Air on the Port Hills with Artist Kasia Wiercinska Saturday 6th March 2021 10am to 4pm Join us for a day of plain air painting in watercolour with tutor Kasia Wiercinska. Take an adventure and feel like a real artist painting en plein air at the beautiful Sign of the Bellbird on the Port Hills. Make the most of the scenic landscape and learn how to capture the spirit of a place using waterco…
Coloured Pencils for Beginners with Moya Radley Coloured Pencils for Beginners with Moya Radley
$169.00
Demystifying the Coloured Pencil - Designed, Developed & Delivered by Moya Deacon Radley Two Day Weekend Course Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th March 2021 10.30am - 3.30pm Course Objective: To impart the basic skills and knowledge required to create coloured pencil drawings and paintings; demystifying the language, techniques and the array of supplies that support pencil drawings and demonstrating where…
Printing with Gelli Plates with Hazel Harrison Printing with Gelli Plates with Hazel Harrison
$59.00
Printing with Gelli-Plates Hazel - Botanical Themed Tuesday 9th March 2021 10am - 12.30pm Come along and create colourful monotype prints in this fun two hour class. We’ll use found objects and texture to add effects and you’ll be amazed at how versatile this easy printing technique is. Make a stack of prints to take home and use your colourful creations in mixed media, collage, journaling, for de…
After School Art with Blaire Rosie-Forrester After School Art with Blaire Rosie-Forrester
$159.00
After School Art with Blaire Rose-Forrester Six week course during Term One Tuesday 9th March to 13th April 3.45pm to 5.30pm A six week course for your budding Picasso. Get the kids creating in these after school classes. In a fun and relaxed environment, we’ll cover a range of mediums during this six week course- including lino block printing, sculpting with clay, mixed media collage, origami and…
En Plein Air in Watercolour with Tony Stanford Shields En Plein Air in Watercolour with Tony Stanford Shields
$169.00
En Plein Air in Watercolour With Tony Stanford Shields Weekend Workshop Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th March 2021 10am - 3pm Spend the day dipping your to esinto the joys of painting with watercolour on location! Suitable for those who have dabbled with this medium and are keen to head outside to paint from the landscape. Tony will teach you how to work quickly and loosely and show you how to be dire…
Introduction to Lino Block Printing with Nicky May Introduction to Lino Block Printing with Nicky May
$79.00
Intro to Lino Block Printing with Tutor Nicky May Tuesday 16th March 2021 9.30am - 1.30pm Learn how to transfer your own unique hand drawn ideas and drawings onto a lino block print. Delicately carve your design into the lino and print onto a selection of different papers. Turn your prints into cards, posters or pieces of artwork for your home. A fun and informal class for all abilities, with tuto…
Drawing a Realistic Face with Jonathan Marett Drawing a Realistic Face with Jonathan Marett
$169.00
Drawing a Realistic Face with Jonathan Marett Weekend Workshop Saturday 20th March & Sunday 21st March 2021 10.30am - 3.30pm Recognising and perceiving faces are vital abilities to coexist in society. We are all born with inherent skill to read the nuances in faces that form a huge part of body language. Faces are billboards on the passage of human history. An ability to convey a realistic image o…
Plein Air in Oil Weekend Excursion with Tony Stanford Shields Plein Air in Oil Weekend Excursion with Tony Stanford Shields
$169.00
Plein air in oil weekend excursion with Tony Stanford Shields Weekend Workshop Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th March 2021 10am - 3pm Join local artist, Tony Stanford Shields for a fabulous workshop in oil painting- on location! Yes, step outside the classroom, and head outdoors for this plein air weekend workshop. Paint under the guidance of Tony, with other like minded folk, and try your hand at work…
Gelli-Plate Printing Course with Hazel Harrison Gelli-Plate Printing Course with Hazel Harrison
$199.00
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Gelli-Plate Printing Course with Hazel Harrison 5 Week Course Thursday 1st April to 29th April 2021 10am - 12pm The Gelli Plate is one of the most versatile art products. It can be used in so m anydifferent ways to produce an endless variety of prints. The best thing of all- no artistic ability is required- just the desire to create, experiment and have fun! The prints are art pieces on their own,…
Oil & Acrylic Painting with Tony Stanford Shields Oil & Acrylic Painting with Tony Stanford Shields
$369.00
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Oil & Acrylic painting with Tony Stanford Shields Friday 9th April to 28th May 2021 1pm - 4pm Join us on a Friday and spend your afternoons painting under the guidance of local artist, Tony Stanford Shields. Tony is a well accomplished artist who works in oils, acrylics and watercolours. These classes are designed for you to work on your own piece- choosing the genre, medium and style of your pain…
Head Sculpture with Sculpter Javier Murcia Head Sculpture with Sculpter Javier Murcia
$559.00
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Head Sculpture with Sculptor Javier Murica Weekend Workshop Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th April 2021 9am - 6pm An accomplished figurative and portra itsculptor, Javier Murcia pushes human anatomy to its ‘outer’ limits while elevating the grace, strength and potential energy of the human form. His work dances on a knife edge, as noble and reverential as it is fervent and impassioned. It is a deft-def…
The Simplified Figure with Sculpter Javier Murcia The Simplified Figure with Sculpter Javier Murcia
$559.00
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The Simplified Figure with Sculptor Javier Murica Weekend Workshop Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th April 2021 9am - 6pm An intense class to have the opportunity to wor kalongside Javier, and see his methodology and philosophy of work. The end goal is to provide strong foundations to lead students towards creating the confidence they need to make their own work. Javier Murcia has more than 20 years of…
Sunset Safari in Pastel with Blaire Rosie-Forrester Sunset Safari in Pastel with Blaire Rosie-Forrester
$39.00
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Sunset Safari in Pastel- A School Holiday Workshop for Kids with Blaire Rosie-Forrester Monday 19th April 2021 10am to 12pm A course designed specifically for those children who love drawing animals. We will focus on basic drawing techniques and the pastel medium. In this two hour workshop we will have time to play around with pastel techniques and each child will be able to choose their favourite…
Polymer Clay Jewellery Kids Holiday Class Polymer Clay Jewellery Kids Holiday Class
$39.00
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Polymer Clay Jewellery Kids School Holiday Class Tuesday 20th April 2021 10am - 12pm Come and play with colourful Sculpey and enjoy making beads to turn into necklaces, earrings and brooches. Take home all of your creations and bake to harden. Loads of fun! Cost: $39. Including all materials Suitable for ages 9 and over.
No Drama Llama Kids Mixed Media Collage Class No Drama Llama Kids Mixed Media Collage Class
$59.00
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No Drama Llama Kids Mixed Media Collage Class Tuesday 27th April 2021 10am - 12.30pm A fun class using paint, collage, stencils and mediums to create a colourful painting of a Llama. All materials included, and kids will leave with a canvas ready to hang! Cost: $59. Includes all materials and morning tea. Suitable for ages 7-12 years.
Fun with Clay Kids Holiday Class Fun with Clay Kids Holiday Class
$25.00
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Fun with Clay Kids School Holday Class Tuesday 27th April 2021 2pm - 4pm Come and have a play with air-dry clay, using cutters, stamps and patterns to create some fun pieces. Sculpt animals, monsters, trinkets and whatever else you can imagine! (Please bring a container to transport your pieces home safely in). Cost: $25. Including all materials. Suitable for ages 6 and over.
Pet Portraits in Pastel with Blaire Rosie-Forrester Pet Portraits in Pastel with Blaire Rosie-Forrester
$179.00
Pet Portraits in Pastel with Blaire Rosie-Forrester Weekend Workshop Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd May 2021 10am-4pm Would you like to learn how to draw your pet and have a lovely keepsake that lasts forever? This course is an introduction to pastel pencils and technique. Pastels are a lovely medium that are a bit more lenient than coloured pencil, but with all the control, creating vibrant and real…
Landscape Paiting in Oil with Susie Millichamp Landscape Paiting in Oil with Susie Millichamp
$295.00
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Landscape Painting in Oil with Susie Millichamp 5 Week Course Monday 3rd May to 31st May 2021 11am - 2pm Come and learn the art of Oil Painting with artist, Susie Millichamp. Susie has the experience of over two decades of painting the New Zealand landscape, and is especially fond of the mountains and views across the plains from her home in Mid-Canterbury. Her style is Impressionistic Realism, in…
European Buildings in Watercolour with Susie Millichamp European Buildings in Watercolour with Susie Millichamp
$295.00
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European Buildings in Watercolour with Susie Millichamp 5 Week Course Tuesday 4th May - 1st June 2021 9am - 12pm A five week course for beginners to intermediate level. If you are new to this medium, or have dabbled and want to learn more techniques, then this class is for you! Learn how to mix colours, pigment-to-water ratios, how to create texture, and the technique of “lost and found” edges. Ba…
Drawing 101 with Jonathan Marrett Drawing 101 with Jonathan Marrett
$275.00
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Drawing 101 with Jonathan Marrett Saturday 8th May to 12th June 11am - 3pm Drawing is the basis of all art creation and the transference of facts, thoughts and emotions. A photograph will only capture a moment in technicality. Words struggle to depict a scene or emotion….. Drawings can convey facts accurately but more importantly they can convey thoughts, emotions, ideas, history. Drawing can be l…
Drawing a Silvereye for Beginners with Wildlife Artist Tricia Hewlett Drawing a Silvereye for Beginners with Wildlife Artist Tricia Hewlett
$69.00
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Drawing a Silvereye for Beginners with Wildlife Artist Tricia Hewlett Thursday 20th May 2021 10.30am - 2pm Join Tricia for this workshop, following step by step tuition on how to draw a Silvereye. Starting with a blank sheet, follow Tricia’s techniques and take home an artwork to be proud of, as well as the knowledge of how to do it all again at home! Cover artistic aspects such as deciding how to…

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