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Workshops &  Classes

Wanaka's lake and surrounding mountains make a perfect classroom for learning landscape Plein air techniques. I also teach studio sessions if the weather's unsuitable.

Kym's art classes and workshops have been described as 'fun, informative and inspirational'.

If you're interested in organising a workshop get in contact with the date(s) you'd like to attend and how many will be participating. I teach a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 participants.  
​I teach by demonstrating each step of the painting process covering themes like: composition, focal point, seeing shapes and colour, brush and soft pastel techniques. At the end of the day I critique your work to evaluate it's strengths and areas to work on.

What to bring:  Easel and palette, 55mm foam roller and tray, size 18 round filbert  brush (or similar), acrylic paints, soft pastels, clear painting medium, 300gsm watercolour paper, water jar, suitable clothes, a hat, insect repellent, sunscreen and perhaps most importantly – an open mind to seeing the landscape in a different way.
Materials can be provided at extra cost.

​Prices:  $270 each/ per day for small groups, $200 each for groups of 5 or more. 

Get in touch for more information.

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Testimonials from students

Carolyn, YUKON

Thank you so much for such an incredible experience. I couldn't believe how much I gained from the day. So many things finally clicked into place.  The challenge of plein air painting allowed me to see the decision making process behind the design of a landscape painting – verses the real, light changing landscape in front of us – through to completing the final details of the painting.
I was thrilled that Kym pointed out
what she saw and what she wanted to paint.
I began to see so much more. Having Kym painting from the same landscape along with verbal explanations worked so well.
Great instructor, knowledgeable and clear.


I recommend to everyone know!


Kym's teaching is very clear and relaxed.

This is the first time in a long time I've done something just for me and I looove it!

Thanks Kym you're awesome.


Kym's teaching was excellent… verbalising
then demonstrating. It worked well for my learning style. Thank you very much Kym.
I will have much more confidence now in trying new artistic endeavours.
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