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…

Expressive Life Drawing class dates

Expressive Life Drawing At Toi poneke, Abel Smith St, Thursday 29th, October, 12th nov, 19th Nov, 26th Nov, 3rd Dec, 10th Dec, 6 – 8pm Learn to draw, or hone your skills with new, surprising and fun exercises. We generate a wide variety of marks and approaches to drawing, diving in and covering our pages…

Queer and trans* drawing class

FULL CLASS- message me to go on the list for next time! Up next! We always have such a good time with this class. It’s wonderful to build community in a gentle way, while doing something together. We make drawings that are experiments – playful learning about materials, and then move into drawing a model….

How to get through – staying creative

I feel like writing a letter. It starts – Dear creatives, dear humans, dear fellow isolated and fearful friends. How shall we get through this time? I have felt myself shrinking and retreating fast – my whole body closing up as I read more and more online about this virus. But this is not good…

What if? Naenae drawing workshops

Sometimes if you have a question, you gotta get out and ask it with others. What came up really strongly in this free workshop to explore where we live, is that “All of our perspectives are different.” I heard that in different ways, all day, and yes, you’re so right! I love drawing as a…