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Tuesday, 26 July '22   9 weeks
Browne School of Art, 194 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland, 1021
6 spaces available


Course Code: DN322
Tutor: Zoe Nash
When: Tue 9.30am - 12.30pm
Date: 26 July - 20 Sept 2022
Duration: 9 weeks
Maximum Enrolment: 12

Cost: $420

Contemporary drawing practice is full of infinite possibility, experimentation and play. It actively seeks the exploration of a multitude of different media and methods of application which can be challenging and exciting and encourages us to take the path less travelled in our art-making.
Fundamentally an expressive drawing course, Ignite will provide a more process-driven and ideas-based approach to making your marks. As a class, you’ll enjoy a wide range of hands-on creative drawing tasks and activities. You can use the weekly investigations into a selection of experimental drawing techniques to help push your own practice in new and exciting directions.
The final few sessions are dedicated to working on a self-directed project that provides the opportunity to develop a work or series of works based on your own reflections and thoughts from the previous lessons.
This course is suitable for both beginners and those wanting to invigorate a current arts practice. It emphasises creative thinking, posing questions that inspire new and innovative visual solutions. So, if you’re stuck in a rut, or seeking motivation and less conventional, non-traditional means of visually expressing yourself, then this open-ended, mixed media course could be for you.

"As a beginner artmaker, it’s been seamless to attend an art class without feeling like a fish out of water. Zoë’s teaching style is enormously helpful in exploring artistic expression." Summer School student 2022

NB: Please remember to bring materials from the course "materials list" online.


Materials list
IGNITE! with Zoë Nash
A basic kit of materials to get you up and going is listed here. Specialist art shops are the best option and will provide student discounts if you mention that you are attending the school. Recommended stores are:
• Studio Art Supplies – Crummer Road, Grey Lynn.
• The French Art Shop – Taylors Road, Morningside
• Gordon Harris – Gillies Avenue, Newmarket and Symonds Street, Auckland Central
• Takapuna Art Supplies – Takapuna

Materials required
• A range of pencils to include HB, 4B, 8B
• Willow charcoal, compressed charcoal
• 2 graphite pencils or sticks (of differing weights)
• Indian ink
• Round, pointed brush, approximate size 12
• Flat brush (around 4cm wide)
• Acrylic paints: black, white, (other colours if desired)
• PVA glue
• Rags and sponges - assorted
• Jars or old tins for mixing ink x2
• An old toothbrush, drinking straws and skewers
• Masking tape and/or pins
• Fixative spray
This list is a general guide only. As the course progresses, students will be encouraged to source their own found surfaces, media and to research and plan their self-directed project.
At Browne School of Art, we also have a selection of basic materials recommended for purchase:
• acrylic mediums: gloss, GAC, modelling paste
• Indian ink
• drawing tools


Standard Booking
Available until Tue 26 Jul 9:30am
Online payment includes payment fee of 2.9% + NZ$0.30. Offline payment details on confirmation page.
Standard Booking + $10.00 BSA Student Fund - Donation
Available until Tue 26 Jul 9:30am
A $10 donation will go to our BSA Student Fund - helping those who are unwaged or under financial hardship (with a Community Services Card) to attend our courses.


Browne School of Art
194 Great North Road
Grey Lynn