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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 School Holiday Workshop- Playing with Watercolour! KIDS School Holiday Workshop- Playing with Watercolour!
$35.00
Kids School Holiday Workshop- Playing with Watercolour! Thursday 22nd July 2021 10am until 12noon A fun filled workshop to get you rhands dirty as you are guided through experimental play with watercolours and some weird and wonderful things to create a range of colourful goodies! Take home some bookmarks, tags and shapes to turn into gift tags and to use on cards and in collage. *Caregivers welco…
KIDS Roll a Picasso Oil Pastel Portrait- School Holiday Workshop (22nd July) KIDS Roll a Picasso Oil Pastel Portrait- School Holiday Workshop (22nd July)
$49.00
Roll a Picasso Oil Pastel Portraits- A School Holiday Workshop for Kids Thursday 22nd July 2021 1.30pm to 4pm We’re getting our “Cubist” on for this workshop! Based on the work of Picasso, and using oil pastels, the kids are going to have a lot of fun creating these abstract and colourful portraits! Many think of oil pastels as just a medium for kids but they’re much more than that! In this class…
KIDS Pastel Techniques- A School Holiday Holiday Workshop with Blaire Rosie-Forrester KIDS Pastel Techniques- A School Holiday Holiday Workshop with Blaire Rosie-Forrester
$49.00
Pastel Techniques- A School Holiday Workshop for Kids with Blaire Rosie-Forrester Friday 23rd July 2021 10am to 12.30pm A course designed specifically for kids who are passionate about art and keen to delve into the wonderful medium that is pastels. In this 2 hour class we will go over various pastel techniques, from soft pastel to pastel pencil, ending with each student working on their own piece…
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 *Class now full, enquire to join waitlist* 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 a…
Monoprinting with Melanie Davies Monoprinting with Melanie Davies
$99.00
Monoprinting With Melanie Davies Sunday 25th July 2021 10.30am - 3.30pm Join us for a fun few hours being introduced to the incredible world of printmaking with tutor Melanie Davies. Monoprinting is a process that creates a unique print by applying ink directly onto a plate before rolling it through a press and transferring it onto paper. It allows the artist to work in a free and painterly manner…
Drawing a Rifleman for Beginners with wildlife Artist Tricia Hewlett Drawing a Rifleman for Beginners with wildlife Artist Tricia Hewlett
$69.00
Drawing a Rifleman for Beginners with Wildlife Artist, Tricia Hewlett Monday 26th July 2021 9.30am - 12.30pm Join Tricia for this workshop, following step by step tuition on how to draw a gorgeous Rifleman- New Zealand’s smallest native bird. 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!…
Mixed Media Collage With Nicky May Mixed Media Collage With Nicky May
$89.00
Mixed Media Collage with Nicky May Tuesday 27th July 2021 10am - 1pm OR Saturday 18th September 2021 11am - 2pm Bring along some ideas you'd like to pursue using mixed media to achieve the results you're after. Often artists explore their ideas before beginning a work by playing with many techniques and styles.  Free yourself from being constrained to one medium... From pastels to watercolours, ac…
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 *Class now full, enquire to join watlist* Three Week Workshop Wednesday 28th July, 4th August and 11th August 2021 1pm - 5pm *Go in the draw to win one of three watercolour goody bags when you book onto any of Kasia’s classes!* A three week workshop with artist, Kasia, suitable for complete novices through to those that have dabbled with waterco…
Mountains & Seascapes in Oil with Tony Stanford Shields 2 Week Class Mountains & Seascapes in Oil with Tony Stanford Shields 2 Week Class
$179.00
Mountains and Seascapes in Oil with Tony Stanford Shields Two Week Class Saturday 31st July & Saturday 7th August 2021 10.30am - 3.30pm Join local artist, Tony Stanford Shields for a fabulous workshop in oil painting. Whether you are a complete novice, and keen to try your hand at painting in 2021, or have drawn or dabbled with colour but are needing the help and guidance of structured lessons wit…
Oil Pastel Portraits- An Introductory Class with Blaire Rosie-Forrester Oil Pastel Portraits- An Introductory Class with Blaire Rosie-Forrester
$89.00
Oil Pastel Portraits- An Introductory Class with Blaire Rosie-Forrester One Day Workshop Sunday 1st August 2021 10.30am - 3.30pm Come along to this fun, one day workshop where we will delve into the wonderful world of oil pastel s! Oil pastels are bright and fun and perfect for wacky and colourful portraits! We will start off with some basic oil pastel techniques to get a feel for them, then we'll…
New Zealand Landscapes in Watercolour with Susie Millichamp- Monday Class New Zealand Landscapes in Watercolour with Susie Millichamp- Monday Class
$245.00
New Zealand Landscapes in Watercolour with Susie Millichamp *Monday class is now full, click here to check out the Tuesday class we've added due to demand* 4 Week Course Monday 2nd to 23rd August 2021 11am to 2pm A four week course for beginners to intermediate level folk. 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…
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…
New Zealand Landscapes in Watercolour with Susie Millichamp- Tuesday Class New Zealand Landscapes in Watercolour with Susie Millichamp- Tuesday Class
$245.00
New Zealand Landscapes in Watercolour with Susie Millichamp 4 Week Course Tuesday 3rd to 24th August 2021 1pm-4pm A four week course for beginners to intermediate level folk. 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” edg…
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…
Mindful Drawing Techniques with Ildica Boyd Mindful Drawing Techniques with Ildica Boyd
$49.00
Mindful Drawing Techniques with Qualified Artist and Teacher Ildica Boyd 2.5hr Introductory Class Saturday 14th August 2021 10.30am to 1pm Knowing where to start on your artistic journey can often be daunting, and sometimes when you look at a blank piece of paper you can become overwhelmed! Join us for this workshop, and tap into your creativity, using simple lines and dots to create interesting p…
An Introduction to Pastel Pencil Techniques with Blaire Rosie-Forrester An Introduction to Pastel Pencil Techniques with Blaire Rosie-Forrester
$99.00
An Introduction to Pastel Pencil Techniques with Blaire Rosie-Forrester One Day Workshop Sunday 15th August 2021 10.30am - 3.30pm This one day workshop is the perfect introduction to pastels. It will get you on your feet and confident working with your pastel pencils. We will go through some basic techniques and exercises that you can apply to various styles of art, and finish off by working on a…
Line and Wash City Sketching Watercolour Workshop with Kasia Wiercinska Line and Wash City Sketching Watercolour Workshop with Kasia Wiercinska
$99.00
Line and Wash City Sketching Watercolour Workshop with Kasia Wiercinska *Class now full, enquire to join watlist* One Day Class Wednesday 18th August 2021 1pm - 7pm *Go in the draw to win one of three watercolour goody bags when you book onto any of Kasia’s classes!* Try your hand at “line and wash” – a painting process that combines drawing with pen and watercolour washes. This allows the artist…
Essentials for Oil Painters with Jennifer Milligan Essentials for Oil Painters with Jennifer Milligan
$99.00
Essentials for Oil Painters: An In-Depth Technical Demonstration with Artist, Jennifer Milligan Saturday 21st August 2021 10am to 2pm A one day talk with highly acclaimed local artist, Jennifer Milligan. Ideal for those new to oil painting, and for experienced painters who have gaps in their learning, that they would like to fill. Jennifer will demonstrate and talk about a range of topics, includi…
Alternative Approaches to Landscape Painting with Melanie Davies Alternative Approaches to Landscape Painting with Melanie Davies
$99.00
Alternative Approaches to Landscape Painting with Melanie Davies Sunday 22nd August 2021 10.30am - 3.30pm Join artist and tutor, Melanie Davies, for this one day workshop using mixed media to approach landscape painting and drawing, gather and work from initial sketches then use a range of mediums and materials to create your alternative landscape piece. All materials are included- simply come alo…
Land, Sea and Sky in Watercolour with Tony Stanford Shields Land, Sea and Sky in Watercolour with Tony Stanford Shields
$179.00
Land, Sea & Sky in Watercolour with Tony Stanford Shields Weekend Watercolour Workshop Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th August 2021 10.30am - 3.30pm Spend the weekend dipping your toes into the joys of watercolour! Suitable for absolute beginners through to those who have dabbled with this medium and are keen to fine tune their skills. Tony will teach you how to work quickly and loosely with this med…
Beginners Gestural Line & Ink Wash with Neela Curran- 4th September Beginners Gestural Line & Ink Wash with Neela Curran- 4th September
$79.00
Beginners Gestural Line & Ink Wash with Neela Curran *September class is now full, click hereto check out the October class we've added due to demand* Saturday 4th September 2021 11am to 3pm Start off your art journey with this 4 hour fun and stress-free beginners workshop, as an introduction to a combination of drawing and painting techniques. Gestural line drawing is a flowing, personalised styl…
Greeting Cards in Pen and Wash with Tutor Ildica Boyd Greeting Cards in Pen and Wash with Tutor Ildica Boyd
$59.00
Greeting Cards in Pen and Wash with Tutor Ildica Boyd Thursday 9th September 2021 10am - 1pm OR Saturday 25th September 2021 11am - 2pm Come along to this fun workshop and use pen and watercolour to create some colourful artworks to make into cards or pieces to frame! Learn how to work with watercolour, choosing your own colour palette to create background washes which we’ll then use ink on top of…
Star Journals with Artist and Teacher Ildica Boyd Star Journals with Artist and Teacher Ildica Boyd
$59.00
Star Journals with Artist and Teacher Ildica Boyd Saturday 11th September 2021 10.30am - 12.30pm Come and create your own Star Journal! Make your own fascinating hand-made journal that displays in a star shape. Ideal for a photo book, brag book, journal or for containing your own creative practices. Choose your cover design from a selection of beautiful papers and complete one Star Journal during…
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 2nd & Sunday 3rd October 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 of a pa…

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