Mastering Art



I set up 'Mastering Art' in 2006 ; originally as ' Starting Art ' for adults. Loosely based on the ' foundation course ' model where students learn about all aspects of art with still-life and life-drawing, along with art history in the form of slide show discussion sessions being the three mainstays. Students are guided through a variety of projects, focusing on skill base and conceptual understanding. Mainly drawing and painting , students also have the opportunity to explore techniques such as mono, screen and lino printing, collage and claywork ; time for personal projects along side given exercises and the occassional exhibition give an in depth understanding of many aspects of art.

Classes are limited to max of  x10 on each day, and sometimes operates a waitlist.

A willingness to experiment and a commitment to the 'training of the eye' is particularly encouraged.

         Wednesdays - 9.30am - 3.30pm

 @ Mastering Art Retreat, Kerikeri,

Northland , New Zealand

               $380 per 8 week term

      ( incl some materials, tea/coffee biscuits.) 



         email  -

               tel - 0211442791 or 09 9456600

2 day art workshops 

' Mastering Art Retreat ' in KeriKeri, Northland..


Life Drawing -             March 27th & 28th 

Graphic Design -       August 28th & 29th

Still life study -              Sept 26th & 27th

Impressionist Garden -  Nov 27th & 28th

$340 incl all equipment, materials and refreshments (shared lunch)

booking essential

see ' Up Coming Workshops '

in the Mastering Art Menu


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