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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!!

KIDS After School Art with Blaire Rosie-Forrester KIDS After School Art with Blaire Rosie-Forrester
$249.00
After School Art for Kids with Blaire Rosie-Forrester *Places still available on this course, enquire to join at a reduced cost* Ten week Course during Term Two Tuesday 4th May to 6th July 2021 3.45pm to 5.30pm A ten 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 ten week course…
TEENS After School Art with Blaire Rosie-Forrester TEENS After School Art with Blaire Rosie-Forrester
$279.00
After School Art for Teens with Blaire Rosie-Forrester *Places still available on this course, enquire to join at a reduced cost* Ten week Course during Term Two Thursday 6th May to 8th July 2021 4pm to 6pm A ten week course for your teenager to explore their creative side. Aimed at older kids, this course will cater for teens who are wanting to indulge in their creativity. In a fun and relaxed en…
European Buildings in Watercolour with Susie Millichamp European Buildings in Watercolour with Susie Millichamp
$295.00
European Buildings in Watercolour with Susie Millichamp *Places still available on this course, enquire to join at a reduced cost* 5 Week Course Tuesday 4th May - 1st June 2021 10am - 1pm 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 rat…
Book Binding Workshop with Tessa Warburton Book Binding Workshop with Tessa Warburton
$139.00
Book Binding Workshop with Tessa Warburton Sunday 16th May 2021 10am - 4pm Join us for this one day workshop, learning the art of Book Binding with talented local artist Tessa Warburton. Students will learn how to make a journal from scratch. Using the Library Binding Style, Tessa will guide you through the book binding process from start to finish, and you’ll walk away with your very own hand-mad…
Zentangle Shading with Ildica Boyd Zentangle Shading with Ildica Boyd
$39.00
Zentangle Shading with Ildica Boyd Monday 17th May 2021 3pm to 5.30pm Undo the biggest decision making with Zentangle - how will I shade? This workshop covers oodles of techniques, motives, prompts and ways to shade with your graphite pencil or pen. Cost: $39 Including materials
Design Your Own Platter Boad with Ildica Boyd Design Your Own Platter Boad with Ildica Boyd
$39.00
Design Your Own Platter Board with Ildica Boyd Monday 24th May 2021 3pm to 5.30pm Using the iconic image of the 10cent coin, we will use some tangling principles to design and then draw your design on a small wooden board. Cost: $39 Including materials.
Line and Wash City Sketching with Kasia Wiercinska Line and Wash City Sketching with Kasia Wiercinska
$329.00
Line and Wash City Sketching Watercolour Workshop with Kasia Wiercinska Three Week Course Wednesday 26th May, 2nd June and 9th June 2021 1pm - 7pm Learn two skills in one class! Try your hand at “line and wash” – a painting process that combines drawing with pen and watercolour washes. This allows the artist to take advantage of the strengths of both mediums. This is a three week course for beginn…
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 Thursday 27th May 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 tutor…
Watercolour- But not as you Know it! with Ildica Boyd Watercolour- But not as you Know it! with Ildica Boyd
$39.00
Watercolour- But not as you Know it! With Ildica Boyd Monday 31st May 2021 3pm to 5.30pm A fun filled workshop to get your hands dirty as you are guided through experimental play with watercolours and some weird and wonderful partners to give you some usual options for making your own backgrounds for other paper creativities. Cost: $39 Including materials.
Steal Like an Artist with Nicky May Steal Like an Artist with Nicky May
$249.00
Steal Like an Artist with Nicky May 5 week course Thursday 3rd June to 1st July 2021 9am - 12pm Learn from those artists that came before us by recreating one of their works, or use their style to create something new. What inspired them can inspire you. This can work as a springboard to explore and remix work into a new image or a continuation of the original. With mixed media we'll delve deeper…
Printmaking with Melanie Davies Printmaking with Melanie Davies
$99.00
Printmaking Workshops with Melanie Davies Join us for a fun few hours being introduced to the incredible world of printmaking with tutor Melanie Davies. We will supply all the materials, and just ask you to bring along some inspiration or sketches to work from. Book one, or come along to all three! Mono Printing Sunday 6th June 10.30am - 3.30pm Cost: $99 including all materials Woodcuts Sunday 13t…
Gelli-Plate Printing Techniques with Hazel Harrison Gelli-Plate Printing Techniques with Hazel Harrison
$79.00
Gelli-Plate Printing Techniques with Hazel Harrison Techniques Workshop Tuesday 8th June 2021 10am - 1pm 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, or can…
Shift Shapes in Acrylic with Susie Millichamp Shift Shapes in Acrylic with Susie Millichamp
$245.00
Shift Shapes in Acrylic with Susie Millichamp 4 Week Course Monday 14th June to 5th July 2021 11am - 2pm OR Tuesday 15th June to 6th July  2021 9am to 12pm This four week course will help beginners to intermediate level artists explore their abstract side! We will use the wide range of Professional Liquitex paints and mediums that 'The Drawing Room' stock to create very individual works. Palette k…
Lidded Box Workshop with Tessa Warburton Lidded Box Workshop with Tessa Warburton
$129.00
Lidded Box Workshop with Tessa Warburton Sunday 20th June 2021 10am - 4pm Join us for this one day workshop, learning the art of Box Making with talented bookbinder and artist Tessa Warburton. Choose from a beautiful array of Japanese, Thai, and Italian papers and construct your very own hinged-lid box! The finished box will be 190mm x 136mm x 50mm, and makes a lovely jewellery or special keepsake…
Florals in Watercolour with Kasia Wiercinska Florals in Watercolour with Kasia Wiercinska
$179.00
Florals in Watercolour with Kasia Wiercinska Three Week Course Wednesday 23rd and 30th June and 7th of July 2021 1pm - 5pm Join artist, Kasia, for this three week watercolour class- with a focus on florals. Suitable for any level, Kasia confidently works with complete beginners through to those that have more experience with the medium. Learn about composition, colour mixing and lost and found edg…
Introduction to Screen Printing with Carla Watson Introduction to Screen Printing with Carla Watson
$120.00
"Abstract Nature" An Introduction to Screen Printing with the Talented Carla Waston of Imprint NZ Saturday 26th June 2021 10.30am - 1.30pm An exciting hands on, interactive workshop looking at several types of fabric printing.  No knowledge or experience required, just a desire to give it a go and have some fun! Experiment with a range of hand printing techniques, many of which can be carried on w…
An Introduction to Natural History Illustration with Belinda Biggs An Introduction to Natural History Illustration with Belinda Biggs
$269.00
An Introduction to Natural History Illustration with Belinda Biggs Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of July 2021 10am-4pm OR Thursday 8th and Friday 9th July 2021 9am-3pm Natural History Illustration is a wonderful way of portraying interesting, unusual or just your favourite flowers, animals etc. With an eye for detail, you will start with a full tonal pencil drawing, studying the light, shade, form a…
Weekend Line and Wash City Sketching Watercolour Workshop with Kasia Wiercinska Weekend Line and Wash City Sketching Watercolour Workshop with Kasia Wiercinska
$189.00
Weekend Line and Wash City Sketching Watercolour Workshop with Kasia Wiercinska Weekend Workshop Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th July 2021 10am - 4pm Try your hand at “line and wash” a painting process that combines drawing with pen and watercolour washes. This allows the artist to take advantage of the strengths of both mediums. This weekend workshop is an ideal way of dipping your toes into drawin…
Line and Wash City Sketching Watercolour Workshop with Kasia Wiercinska Line and Wash City Sketching Watercolour Workshop with Kasia Wiercinska
$189.00
Line and Wash City Sketching Watercolour Workshop with Kasia Wiercinska Two Day Class Wednesday 14th and Wednesday 21st July 2021 9am - 3pm Learn two skills in one class! Try your hand at “line and wash” – a painting process that combines drawing with pen and watercolour washes. This allows the artist to take advantage of the strengths of both mediums. This is a two week course for beginners to in…
Coloured Pencils for Beginners with Moya Deacon Radley Coloured Pencils for Beginners with Moya Deacon Radley
$169.00
Demystifying the Coloured Pencil - Designed, Developed & Delivered by Moya Deacon Radley Two Day Weekend Course Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th July 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 wher…
Drawing a Silvereye for Beginners with Wildlife Artist Tricia Hewlett Drawing a Silvereye for Beginners with Wildlife Artist Tricia Hewlett
$69.00
Drawing a Silvereye for Beginners with Wildlife Artist Tricia Hewlett *New Date Added* Saturday 24th July 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 de…
Seascape, Sky, & Sand in Watercolour with Kasia Wiercinska Seascape, Sky, & Sand in Watercolour with Kasia Wiercinska
$179.00
Sea, Sky & Sand in Watercolour with Kasia Wiercinska Three Week Workshop Wednesday 28th July, 4th August and 11th August 2021 1pm - 5pm A three week workshop with artist, Kasia, suitable for complete novices through to those that have dabbled with watercolour and are keen to learn more techniques and work on their watercolour skills. You will focus on composition, colour mixing and colour temperat…
Make Your Own Kimono Inspired Garment with Nicky May Make Your Own Kimono Inspired Garment with Nicky May
$225.00
Make Your Own Kimono Inspired Garment with Nicky May 5 week course Tuesday 3rd August to 31st August 2021 9.15am - 12pm Come along and join us for this five week course with tutor, Nicky May, and make your very own Kimono inspired garment from start to finish! Traditionally kimono are made with silk, but cotton can be used and is named as the casual cousin- Yukata. The Yukata is often used as a su…
Oil Painting Technique Course of the Flemish Old Masters with Jonathan Marett Oil Painting Technique Course of the Flemish Old Masters with Jonathan Marett
$349.00
Oil Painting Technique Course of the Flemish Old Masters with Jonathan Marett 5 Week Course Thursday 5th August to 2nd September 2021 10.00am - 2.00pm Old Masters paintings... the very phrase conjures up visions of achingly beautiful luminous colours, subtle tonalities and exquisite realism. The techniques and materials employed over various centuries to produce such masterpieces are many and vari…

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