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New Zealand Birds
Watercolours Course

Every Thursday from 9 May to 6 June 6-8 pm (5-week course)


New Zealand Birds 5-week Watercolours Course for Beginners

Want to paint like a pro? Join me for a 5-week in-depth exploration of watercolour painting techniques. Each week, we’ll craft a new composition inspired by one of the beloved native New Zealand birds, providing a hands-on opportunity to master essential watercolour techniques. I will share tips and tricks to help you get started.

Who is the class for?

This introductory course will provide you with the foundations of painting, helping you gain confidence in working with watercolours, but also learning how to use references to create artworks. Suitable for all levels, beginners are welcome. If you already have some skills but wish to develop them further and need a push, this course is perfect for you. Newcomers are welcome!

During the course you will learn:

·        Foundations of painting with a focus on the
specifics of the watercolour medium

·        Painting and drawing from references

·        Basics of colour theory

·        Tips for mixing colours

·        Cultivating a creative mindset

·        Overcoming the fear of making mistakes

Thursdays 6-8 pm, 9 May –  6 June

Te Atamira | Mahi Tahi


Full course – $300 + BF
Drop-In Session – $75 + BF

All materials are provided. Feel free to bring your sketchbook, favourite brushes, coloured pencils, or any other materials you would like to use.  

Drop-in Option:
Considering just one session? You’re more than welcome. Please note, participants enrolled in the full course will be given priority in case of  overbooking. While individual sessions are available, the course is designed to build skills progressively week by week. Attending all 5 meetings ensures the most comprehensive and beneficial experience.


Portrait Drawing Workshop
for Beginners

Saturday 11 May 1-4 pm

Portrait Drawing Workshop for Beginners with Kasia Hebda


Join Kasia Hebda, artist and art conservator, for a Portrait Drawing Workshop designed especially for beginners. Delve into the fascinating world of portraiture as Kasia shares her expert tips and tricks for creating captivating portraits while unraveling the optical challenges inherent in depicting people.

Throughout this engaging 3-hour session you will go through drawing techniques tailored specifically for artists eager to master portraits. Fear not, as Kasia’s guidance will lead you through the intricacies of this captivating subject matter, brimming with invaluable insights and practical advice.

From mastering the fundamental principles of proportions and facial features to uncovering the secrets of shading and achieving likeness, each aspect is meticulously crafted to empower participants of all skill levels. Seasoned artists are equally encouraged to join, as different techniques will be explored, promising to elevate your artistic prowess to new heights.


Saturday 11 May 1-4 pm


Queenstown, Frankton | Te Atamira | Puawai


All materials are provided. Feel free to bring your sketchbook, coloured pencils, or any favourite clean drawing materials you would like to use (no soft charcoal).

✷ ✷ ✷ PAST WORKSHOPS ✷ ✷ ✷

Autumn Illustration Workshop
– Think Like An Artist

Saturday 20th April 10am-1pm | TIKKI STUDIO

Autumn Illustration Workshop – Think Like An Artist with Kasia Hebda Studio

Botanical Watercolours Course

Every Thursday from 22nd February to 21st March 6-8 pm (5-week course)

Queenstown Arts Society
Life Drawing Classes with Kasia Hebda

Every Sunday, 2-24 March, 4-5:45pm

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