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A year later I opened a teaching studio at Craft Habitat in Richmond where I ran art classes for children and painting classes for adults, discovering that helping people to develop their creativity gave me a real buzz. It also provided a good life balance as painting is a very solitary activity. For years I worked happily on my own, but teaching has helped to bring out the extrovert in me.

In 2011 I was appointed as a lecturer at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) where I taught for 4 years in the Creative Industries Arts and Media programme. In 2015 I started teaching night classes and weekend workshops as part of the Adult Community Education (ACE) programme at NMIT which was reinstated that year.

The ACE art classes, which are run as short courses at NMIT, are subsidized for New Zealand residents and citizens, the only Community Education that is still offered at a discounted rate in the Nelson region. I offer two drawing and three painting courses through the ACE programme at NMIT. They run each school term throughout the year, for more course information follow this link or email me.

I teach Drawing for All Levels at Waimea College in Richmond as part of their ACE programme which you can find by following this link.

And I also have a private painting class on Wednesday mornings in Nelson, contact me directly.

Art Classes

Oil Painting for Everyone: Monday evening, 5.15pm-8.30pm @ NMIT
9 weeks, cost $75
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Figure Painting: Saturday, 9.30am-4pm (fortnightly) @ NMIT
5 classes over 9 weeks, $75 + $70 model fee
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Painting Workshops: Saturday, 9.30am-4pm (fortnightly) @ NMIT
4 classes over 7 weeks, $75
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Drawing for Beginners (Term 1 and 3): Wednesday evening, 5.30pm-8.15pm @ NMIT
9 weeks, cost $75 + $15 paper fee
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Extension Drawing (Term 2 and 4): Wednesday evening, 5.30pm-8.15pm @ NMIT
9 weeks, cost $75 + $20 paper fee
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Drawing For All Levels: Thursday evening, 6.30pm-9pm @ Waimea College
6 weeks, cost $150 (includes paper)
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Wednesday Ongoing Painting Class: 9.30am - 1pm
All levels welcome. Class of 8 - 10 students. Easels and palettes, and morning tea provided.
Runs during the school term in Nelson.
Cost: 8 week term $230, 9 week term $260, 10 week term $280.
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