Upcoming classes

2021 classes!

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 and our communities, in our own ways. So I’d like to share this with you. Some of what we do will be expressive drawing, and some will be life drawing with a model.

We will all have different levels of experience and resources to share, and my aim is that we learn from each other, and all hold the space together with generosity, care and compassion.We will learn lots about drawing together in this class, but it is also about process, being together, and creating community. You don’t have to be able to draw, or have ever drawn before. Mistakes, and trying things out are just as valuable as a ‘good drawing’.

Thanks to generous funding from Creative Communities through Wellington City Council, I have 7 free places for low and unwaged people to have a place – yay! 8 paid places, at $285 for the six weeks, all materials included.

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This class is suitable for all levels of drawing experience.

Sian Torrington has been drawing for well over a decade, and is interested in the place where abstraction and figurative drawing meets, to represent the embodied, living subject. She has taught at COCA for the last seven years, exhibited nationally and internationally, and works from a studio in Wellington.

 What people say about Siân:

Siân creates a space where people feel brave enough to use the platform (or the environment) she’s created to say what they think and they can trust that she will hear that and reflect that, in a way that strengthens their voice.” Workshop participant

“Your classes are utterly different to anything from books and more traditional classes. …Your leadership is outstanding and I was really glad to have the classes work like a unified team rather than a bunch of individuals.” Workshop participant

“Your accessible, warm and inspiring teaching reached each of our diverse group with intuition and intellect. You also kept us all on track!” Workshop participant