Painting Classes & Workshops 

Discover the Da Vinci within you!

For all levels of skill - grow, gain confidence, learn a new creative language... and HAVE FUN while doing it!!

Please note: I'm taking a break from the weekly drawing and painting classes
in New Plymouth from March 2021 
however I am continuing with a program of one-day and two-day workshops.
Do get in touch to be on the email list to find out details before everyone else!

Confidence with Acrylics

weekly painting sessions

and weekend workshops 

Develop confidence with acrylic painting and improve your skills
in any subject area you choose
 
Whether you are a complete beginner, an advanced artist - or somewhere in the middle -
my acrylic painting tuition can help you! 
I run a regular program of weekly painting sessions from my home Studio/Gallery
in New Plymouth. There are never more than 6 in these weekly groups, for an exceptional amount of one-on-one tuition, guidance and support.
For my weekly painting sessions you
"paint your own project"
I will work with you on any theme and subject you are interested in studying, helping you to grow and
develop your work technically and creatively.
We will organise a program together that suits you and gives you increased confidence
and new skills with acrylic paints.
Not sure where to start? I can help!
Call or email me and we can discuss ideas and options
Weekly acrylic painting sessions:
$45 per class (2.5 hrs)
sessions are booked in blocks of 4 weeks ($180)
cost includes:
  • personal tuition - individual programs

  • use of my paint, brushes, tools etc in the studio

  • tea/coffee available all lesson

  • I will clean up after you! No brushes to wash or palettes to clean - what a treat for you!

  • just bring canvas and reference images

One-day and weekend workshops
focus on specific subjects, exploring a theme in detail. These take place at my studio
in New Plymouth
and elsewhere in the North Island
Email me to be on the list for
any future acrylic painting workshops
I also offer private lessons at $75 p/h
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Not sure where to start? Talk to me about ideas and options - or try one of these subject areas:
  • Beginner's course - includes colour mixing and learning how to shade realistically
  • Landscapes - beaches, forests
  • Still Life - fruit bowl, fabric
  • City-scapes - streets, cafes
  • Portraits - understanding flesh tones and faces
  • Abstract - new forms of expression
  • Palette Knife - learn new techniques
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portrait sample by C Giblin
Portrait sample -detail - by C Giblin
portrait sample - eyes detail - by C Giblin
Pathways and palette knives - art workshop sample
Pathways and palette knives - art workshop sample
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palette knives and pathways workshop
palette knives and pathways workshop
palette knives and pathways workshop
palette knives and pathways workshop
still life painting workshop
still life painting workshop
still life painting workshop
still life painting workshop
still life painting workshop
still life painting workshop
portraits workshop
portraits workshop
landscape painting workshop in Whitianga (3)
landscape painting workshop in Whitianga (3)
landscape painting workshop in Whitianga (2)
landscape painting workshop in Whitianga (2)
landscape painting workshop in Whitianga (5)
landscape painting workshop in Whitianga (5)
palette knives and pathways workshop
palette knives and pathways workshop
colour mixing workshop in Whitianga
colour mixing workshop in Whitianga
colour mixing workshop in Whitianga
colour mixing workshop in Whitianga
colour mixing workshop in Whitianga
colour mixing workshop in Whitianga
colour mixing workshop in Whitianga
colour mixing workshop in Whitianga
Light - painting workshop
Light - painting workshop
Light - painting workshop
Light - painting workshop
Light - painting workshop
Light - painting workshop
Light - painting workshop
Light - painting workshop