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Drawing classes with Denise Durkin

10 May 2021 to 2 Jul 2021
Anyone Can Draw, Geometry and Life Drawing at Inverlochy Art School
Event type: 
Art, Craft, Workshop/Seminar
Inverlochy Art School
3 Inverlochy Place, Te Aro Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington 6011


Inverlochy Art School is thrilled to be hosting a number of drawing classes by Denise Durkin. This semester, we are offering 3 different classes: Anyone Can Draw, Geometry and Life Drawing - all with varying prices and starting dates.


Anyone Can Draw: Monday mornings, 10 May to 12 July 2021 (8 weeks excluding Queens birthday), 10am - 1pm ($345.00) Anyone Can Draw with Denise Durkin (Mondays 10am - 1pm) T2.21 (
                                & Thursday evening 13 May to 1 July 2021 (8 weeks), 6.30pm - 8.30pm ($255.00) Anyone can Draw with Denise Durkin (Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm) T2.21 (

This introductory Monday and Thursday class teaches the technical skills of drawing, using a variety of media, including pen and ink, charcoal, pencil and pastel. There will be exercises in a range of formal skills: quality of line, understanding form, composition of elements on the format that will lead to finding your own means of expression. With expert guidance from Denise you will learn a broad range of skills that can serve as a basis for advancing into classes in painting. All materials provided.


Geometry: Wednesday mornings, 12 May - 2 June 2021 (4 weeks), 10am - 1pm ($175.00) Geometry - Anyone Can Draw 2 with Denise Durkin (Wednesdays 10am-1pm - 4 weeks) T2.21 (
                  &  Tuesdays, 11 May - 1 June, 2021 (4 weeks), 6.30pm - 8.30pm ($175.00) Geometry - Anyone Can Draw 2 with Denise Durkin (Tuesdays 6.30 - 8.30pm - 4 weeks) T2.21 (

In this four week course, it is all about geometry and shapes. Like Anyone Can Draw you will examine the fundamentals of drawing with a careful helpful approach, focusing on geometric shapes and solids and how they contribute to both realist and abstract drawing. An appreciation of geometry and shapes can help with constructing a drawing, your tone, design and perspective. Geometry is also a fabulous science for patterns and artistic theory.

In these classes some chronological order is useful, but all aspects of drawing are equally important and contribute to successful work so each class can be taken independently and be valuable. All materials provided.


Life Drawing: Wednesdays, 12 May - 30 June (8 weeks), 6.30pm - 8.30pm ($330.00) Life Drawing (Wednesday 6:30-8:30) T2.21 (

The figure is an attractive and fascinating subject. In our tutored life drawing class we provide a supportive relaxed environment where you can learn figure drawing and practice from a variety of great models. Enjoy an evening of figure drawing with instruction and effective ideas to develop.

Each week we will examine tested drawing exercises that are great for practicing drawing the figure and valuable to help you problem solve. These exercises are effective and build your observational drawing. They build sensitivity to real shape, to gesture, form and the structure of figures. Our focus is to create figures that are convincing and have life.

Figure drawing is also valuable for extending an artist’s practice at any level. If you are beginning with fabulous figure work we will provide instruction, demonstrations and feed back to build your skill level. All materials provided.