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WORKSHOPS

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!!

Festive Lino Block Printing with Artist, Nicky May Festive Lino Block Printing with Artist, Nicky May
$69.00
Festive Lino Block Printing with artist, Nicky May Thursday 18th November 2021 6pm - 9pm Join us for a Christmas Themed Lino Printing Workshop- carving a festive design to print onto greeting cards, tags and gift wrap. Tutor, Nicky May, will show you how to transfer your own hand drawn ideas and drawings onto a lino block print. Delicately carve your design into the lino and print onto a selection…
Florals in Watercolour at Kate Shepperd House with Susie Millichamp Florals in Watercolour at Kate Shepperd House with Susie Millichamp
$149.00
Florals in Watercolour' with artist, Susie Millichamp Saturday 27th November 2021 9am - 3pm Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House 83 Clyde Road, Ilam The Drawing Room, in conjunction with Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga bring you 'Florals in Watercolour' with artist, Susie Millichamp, on location in the historic and beautiful surroundings of Te Whare Waiutuutu, Kate Sheppard House. Join us in…
Alternative Approaches to Landscape Painting with Melanie Davies *Postponed* Alternative Approaches to Landscape Painting with Melanie Davies *Postponed*
$99.00
Alternative Approaches to Landscape Painting with Melanie Davies *Class postponed due to Covid restrictions, new date to be confirmed. Enquire to be notified of the new date* 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 alt…
An Introduction to Natural History Illustration with Belinda Biggs *Postponed* An Introduction to Natural History Illustration with Belinda Biggs *Postponed*
$269.00
An Introduction to Natural History Illustration with Belinda Biggs *Both Classes postponed due to Covid restrictions, new dates to be confirmed. Enquire to be notified of new dates* Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st October 2021 10am-4pm OR Thursday 4th and Friday 5th November 2021 9am-3pm Natural History Illustration is a wonderful way of portraying interesting, unusual or just your favourite flowers…
Beginners Gestural Line & Ink Wash with Neela Curran *Postponed* Beginners Gestural Line & Ink Wash with Neela Curran *Postponed*
$79.00
Beginners Gestural Line & Ink Wash with Neela Curran *Classes postponed due to Covid restrictions, please enquire for new dates* Saturday 16th October 2021   11am to 3pm OR Saturday 20th November 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 flow…
Beginners Gestural Line & Ink Wash with Neela Curran- 27th November *Postponed* Beginners Gestural Line & Ink Wash with Neela Curran- 27th November *Postponed*
$79.00
Beginners Gestural Line & Ink Wash with Neela Curran *Class postponed due to Covid restrictions, please enquire for new date* Saturday 27th November 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 style of mark making, where t…
Beginners Step by Step Charcoal with Neela Curran *Postponed* Beginners Step by Step Charcoal with Neela Curran *Postponed*
$79.00
Beginners Step by Step Charcoal with Neela Curran *Class postponed due to Covid restrictions, new date to be confirmed. Enquire to be notified of the new date* Saturday 23rd October 2021 11am to 3pm Charcoal is a highly sensuous and tactile medium and really not as messy as you imagine! It also requires a minimum amount of fuss and utensils. This 4 hour introductory workshop will show you how to c…
Beginners Step by Step Watercolour with Neela Curran Beginners Step by Step Watercolour with Neela Curran
$89.00
Beginners Step by Step Watercolour with Neela Curran *Class postponed due to Covid restrictions, new date to be confirmed. Enquire to be notified of the new date* Saturday 6th November 2021 11am to 3pm Think you haven’t got an artistic bone in your body? Then this could be the workshop for you! But beware... according to tutor, Neela Curran, watercolour painting is so addictive, that once you star…
Coloured Pencils for Beginners with Moya Deacon Radley *Postponed* Coloured Pencils for Beginners with Moya Deacon Radley *Postponed*
$169.00
Demystifying the Coloured Pencil - Designed, Developed & Delivered by Moya Deacon Radley *Class postponed due to Covid restrictions, new dates to be confirmed. Enquire to be notified of the new dates* Two Day Weekend Course Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021 10.30am - 3.30pm Course Objective: To impart the basic skills and knowledge required to create coloured pencil drawings and paintings; d…
Drawing a Realistic Face with Jonathan Marett *Postponed* Drawing a Realistic Face with Jonathan Marett *Postponed*
$169.00
Drawing a Realistic Face with Jonathan Marett *Class postponed due to Covid restrictions, new dates to be confirmed. Enquire to be notified of the new dates* 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 bod…
Essentials for Oil Painters with Jennifer Milligan *Postponed* Essentials for Oil Painters with Jennifer Milligan *Postponed*
$99.00
Essentials for Oil Painters: An In-Depth Technical Demonstration with Artist, Jennifer Milligan *Demonstration postponed due to Covid restrictions, new date to be confirmed. Enquire to be notified of the new date* 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 l…
Greeting Cards in Pen and Wash with Tutor Ildica Boyd *Postponed* Greeting Cards in Pen and Wash with Tutor Ildica Boyd *Postponed*
$59.00
Greeting Cards in Pen and Wash with Tutor Ildica Boyd *Class postponed due to Covid restrictions, new date to be confirmed. Enquire to be notified of the new date* 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…
Home School Art Club with Nicky May *Postponed* Home School Art Club with Nicky May *Postponed*
$169.00
Home School Art Club With Nicky May *Classes postponed due to Covid restrictions, new dates to be confirmed. Enquire to be notified of the new dates* Join our home school art club with artist Nicky May! Each week we will try our hand at new styles and techniques- drawing inspiration from nature, our environment and our peers. Nicky will encourage your young artist to look further than before and i…
Land, Sea and Sky in Watercolour with Tony Stanford Shields *Postponed* Land, Sea and Sky in Watercolour with Tony Stanford Shields *Postponed*
$179.00
Land, Sea & Sky in Watercolour with Tony Stanford Shields *Class postponed due to Covid restrictions, new dates to be confirmed. Enquire to be notified of the new dates* 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 a…
Mixed Media Collage With Nicky May *Postponed* Mixed Media Collage With Nicky May *Postponed*
$89.00
Mixed Media Collage with Nicky May *Class postponed due to Covid restrictions, new date to be confirmed. Enquire to be notified of the new date* Thursday 28th October 2021 10am-1pm 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 fro…
Oil Pastel Portraits- An Introductory Class with Blaire Rosie-Forrester *Postponed* Oil Pastel Portraits- An Introductory Class with Blaire Rosie-Forrester *Postponed*
$89.00
Oil Pastel Portraits- An Introductory Class with Blaire Rosie-Forrester *Class postponed due to Covid restrictions, new date to be confirmed. Enquire to be notified of the new date* 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…
Star Journals with Artist and Teacher Ildica Boyd- 16th November *Postponed* Star Journals with Artist and Teacher Ildica Boyd- 16th November *Postponed*
$59.00
Star Journals with Artist and Teacher Ildica Boyd *Class postponed due to Covid restrictions, new date to be confirmed. Enquire to be notified of the new date* Tuesday 16th November 2021 10am - 12pm 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 practice…

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