The Artist Sessions are currently running on Monday and Thursday mornings from my studio in Khandallah, Wellington. They give artists the opportunity to work on their own projects in a well- equipped studio, with tuition, group discussion and critique available. An extensive range of GOLDEN paints and products are at hand with advice and guidance on their use to enable you to explore your  every painterly whim! Each session is three hours long, available in blocks of six. Contact me if you’d like to join us.

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ACRYLIC ADVENTURES, my overview day. You will use a wide variety of acrylic paints, pastes, gels and grounds. This is a good place to start if you’re new to acrylics and want to make sense of what’s on the shelves of your local art store. Click here for more information.

PAINTS WITH PANACHE focuses on interference and iridescent paints and uses NZ Paua shell as inspiration. Think of the look of oil on water and you’ll get the idea. Add some glitz and glamour and you’re there. Click here for more information.

USING OPEN ACRYLICS will give you a chance to explore these new, slow drying paints and their applications. OPEN paints have much in common with oils, and many oil painters who dislike working with solvents are finding them a good alternative. Click here for more information.

COLOUR MIXING WITH ACRYLICS will show you who to mix colour and understand how pigments combine. From the brightest hues to muted shades, you will leave with a great resource for your future paintings. What you will learn about pigment mixes applies to acrylic, oil and watercolour painting. Click here for more information.

ACRYLIC DIVERSIONS FOR WATERCOLOUR PAINTERS (two days) is aimed at experienced watercolour painters who are already comfortable with their style and technique and would welcome some creative possibilities for diversifying with acrylics. Using your tried and tested watercolour methods, you can step outside of the box with acrylic fluid and airbrush colours and a variety of acrylic grounds, including Yupo paper. There are a LOT of advantages! Click here for more information.

WHAT’S NEW IN ACRYLICS AND WATERCOLOUR will introduce you to the possibilities of the latest in acrylic and watercolour products. You will work with QoR (highly pigmented watercolours with an entirely new binder), High Flow and Fluid acrylics, all of which are great for watermedia work. You will experiment with these paints on watercolour and synthetic papers as well as various acrylic grounds. In addition, slow drying OPEN acrylics will be used to make prints without a press using  Gelli-Arts printing plates. Click here for more information.

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