We specialise in Total Beginners.  Every lesson is taught with step by step instructions, with every step demonstrated.  Both of us circulate the class constantly to ensure everyone is able to do the step correctly, and if not we work with you on a one to one basis until you do.   We have taught over 14,000 with 97% of students starting off with stick figures.

You only have to look at the samples from our students to see that we can also teach you! 

Bookings are essential - Spaces are limited to 12 adult students per class - Classes are ongoing but must be booked for a full term at a time.  We work within the school terms to make it easier for parents to partake.

Classes are fun and informal with lots of support from both Richard & Diana and also from the other students in the class.

New students need to allow an extra $50 for drawing art materials.  Depending how long you continue coming to the art lessons you will at some stage in future terms you might need to buy Charcoal, Caran D'Ache Neopastels & Prismacolour Premier Thick Core Coloured Pencils. You will be sent a list of colours depending on what we are doing each term.

To ensure we can keep the class numbers to a minimum, so you get quality teaching with lots of one to one attention, there are no allowances, refunds or transfer of classes for any days you can't make it to art class. Your fees pay for your space.  It is up to the individual student to attend each class at the registered time and day for that term. 

We are so positive and confident you will enjoy our lessons that we offer a 100% money back guarantee.

DAY: Tuesdays (Possibily starting Wednesdays in Term 2 - get on the waiting list just in case!)
TIMES:  9 - 12pm  or 12-3pm
VENUE: Maungaturoto Centennial Hall, 44 View Street, Maungaturoto (behind the Fire Station)

Full Term Bookings Essential - Limited Spaces  (Classes are ongoing therefore students roll over into the next term unless they tell us they are leaving.  Spaces sometimes only become available if someone leaves)

Our weekly adult classes are great for anyone wanting to learn how to use Pencil, Charcoal, Oil Pastels, Coloured Pencils, Pen and Chalk Pastel.  We cover all subjects over a period of time including realistic portraits, landscapes, flowers, fish, animals, still life and more!   The classes are ongoing but are booked a term at a time.  Any students already booked in will get first preference for the following term.
Richard & Diana have over 19 years experience teaching total beginners.  They have developed their own style of teaching methods over the years to ensure each student will get excellent results.

As a new student, if you haven't already completed a Learn to Draw or Portrait Drawing Workshop, you will start your first term learning to draw using  the 5 principles  that will help develop the pathways to the right hemisphere.  After mastering the pencill you then will start to explore other mediums, styles and subjects over a period of time.

The benefits of learning this way is you will have a great base for creating any style of art.  Through observing your reference closely you start to see things that most people wouldn't in every day life.  Most of us look but do not see.

The weekly adult art lessons are on going, so are especially beneficial to anyone wanting to go the distance and become exceptionally good at everything, rather than be restricted to only being able to use one medium style or subject.

If it is easier for you to pay by credit card, please use the below secure link.  Please check first, to see if there is a space available. Please choose the term you are attending on the left.  Fees are paid a term at a time.
Weekly Art Classes Fees
TERM 2 2019
Tuesdays (9 week term) $450
9-12pm or 12-3pm Class
MAY 7, 14, 21, 28
JUN 11, 18, 25
(no art class on the 4th June)

TERM 3 2019
Tuesdays (9 week term)
9-12pm or 12-3pm Class
JULY 23, 30
AUG 6, 13, 20, 27
SEPT 10, 17, 24
(no art class on the 3rd Sept)

TERM 4 2019
Tuesdays (8 week term) $450
9-12pm or 12-3pm Class
OCT 15, 22
NOV 5, 12, 19, 26
DEC 3, 10
(no art class on the 29th October)
Maungaturoto Centennial Hall, View Street, Maungaturoto
Please notify me of workshops coming up
Please add me to the waiting list if there isn't any spaces available