What do I see?

What do we see in class? Each other, and beauty, and all of these things. It’s so good to reflect together on what we see. I encourage everyone to try put saying nice things about your own drawings. Neutral and curious keep it simple, what do i see? I would be delighted if people offered…

Expressive Drawing 2022 booking now

Expressive Drawing – in person – Mondays 6.30 – 8.30pm for 6 weeks, Feb 14th – March 21st upstairs at Thistle Hall, Upper Cuba St Wellington 14 in person places available This class creates a space where learning, making mistakes, and relaxing through creative play is ok and welcomed. Lets make a mess, get moving…

Queer trans drawing booking now

Queer and trans drawing class – Monday night 6 week class starts 8th November – Monday 13th Dec 6.30 – 8.30pm upstairs at Thistle Hall, Upper Cuba St Wellington A queer and trans space for us to explore drawing . In my experience it can be a very powerful and liberating experience to represent ourselves…

Queer trans drawing class – online or in person?

Great news, we have received Creative Communities funding from Wellington city Council and Creative New Zealand to run Queer trans drawing class again, yay! I’d love to hear from you if you’d like to attend, and whether you’d be up for doing it on zoom. In level 2 my numbers are limited, so it means…

Teaching and learning online

Since the last lockdown, I’ve been attending amazing classes by other creatives.a constant has been Kaia Hawkins, who offers a wonderful dance art writing combo that really works for me. Check out what they do here: https://www.kaiakindness.com/ Encouraged by my own experience, I’ve also just taught my first art class online. It was the last…

CLASS FULL :) Anti-perfectionism Drawing Class open for booking

A space to relax, play, learn, and loosen up together. A series of 4 creative workshops to get together, connect and explore through anti-perfectionist, expressive drawing. We will make abstract, expressive drawings, and also draw a model for 2 sessions. This class is a development from the live sessions and online sessions developed after our first…

Queer and trans drawing class

Getting the message loud and clear that people want another round of #queerandtransdrawingclass I just was asked to describe what’s different about it. When I started, I thought it needed to be really specific content. But actually, a space where we respect pronouns, bodies, self determination, and vulnerability, as well as being gently creative together,…

Episode 4 – Anti Perfectionisn (lockdown) Recovery class.

Kia ora! “So you just, draw that squashiness that  — soft — squishy perhaps? — cheek, two cheeks.“ Welcome to Episode 4. This is the final one in this series, so I invite you to use whatever materials you’ve been really enjoying! Pastels or watercolour pencils will work well, but if you’re loving charcoal, or…

A love letter to my heart – the studio

A couple of years ago, I drew a picture of how all the parts of what I do for work connect. Teaching, facilitation, service design, exhibiting, studio. What I learnt, was that the studio is the heart. It is the heart that pumps the blood to everything else. There are red lifelines reaching to each…