Skip to main content


Saturday, 14 October '23   2 days
Browne School of Art, 194 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland, 1021
Only 2 spaces left


Course Code: SCSF423
Tutor: Zoë Nash
When: Sat & Sun 10.00am - 4.00pm
Dates: 14 & 15 Sep 2023
Maximum Enrolment: 14

Cost: $215

Join multi-disciplinary artist, Zoë Nash, for this mixed media, two-day intensive workshop that visually celebrates the vibrancy and colour of spring.

Students will be introduced to a range of acrylic painting techniques as well as looking at combining wet and dry materials. We’ll explore blending, layering, how to create washes and stains, the addition of texture, how to make glazes, and lots of innovative mark making techniques, Visual communication, storytelling and composition will be an ongoing theme of the weekend.

Spring Fiesta is suitable for both absolute beginners as well as those with some experience who want to experiment further or reinvigorate a current practice. By the end of the weekend each student will have a small body of work ready to take away, and lots of inspiration to continue beyond the classroom.


Materials List:
• A RANGE of drawing media (eg pencils in a few different weights, a biro or ink writing pen/s, charcoal and/or graphite… variety is what we are aiming for).
• A selection of acrylic paints (suggest primary colours of red, yellow and blue, plus a black and a white as minimum). Do feel free to bring other colours as desired AND inspired by spring!
• A few paintbrushes including a medium and a small, pointed brush and a 3-5cm wide flat brush
• A drinking straw
• A3 or A2 sketchpad or good quality drawing paper
• Some good quality wet strength/watercolour paper (suggest an A3 pad that can be cut into smaller sizes if nec. 300gsm)
• Low tack lilac-coloured masking tape
BYO lunch or take a walk to local cafes…

• watercolour paints
• indian and/or coloured ink/s
• needles and threads
• an old toothbrush
• an old bank/credit card or scraper
• own water jar and palette
• gesso and acrylic mediums
• visual diary/notebook

Day Two consists of more self-directed work. It is difficult to know exactly what you might need in advance as decisions around this will be made on the Saturday. The above media may be all that you require, however you may wish to source other surfaces to work upon, which may need priming with gesso in advance.

We supply
• Indian ink
• Bamboo skewers and non-traditional drawing tools
• Handy towel
• An on-site shop selling paper and basic supplies



Standard Booking

Available until Sat 14 Oct '23 10am
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 Sat 14 Oct '23 10am
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