Wellington Art Club


A few words from the president to welcome everyone back to the Art Club and hope you all enjoyed lockdown as much as possible? The official club FB page did its best to entertain you with an opportunity to post jokes, take in musical theatre, absorb views from 'lockdown windows' from around the world and a chance to display your own or other peoples masterpieces, undertaken whilst in lockdown. Many thanks to all those who contributed.

NOW THE NEXT BIG THING - the deferred AGM will be on
SUNDAY THE 21st of JUNE at 2pm.
And GOOD NEWS, an afternoon tea will follow!
Please bring a plate, as per usual.

At this stage there will be two changes to the committee; Sue and I are both stepping down as I have done my three years and Sue quite a bit more! I thank Sue for all her loyalty, hard work and support.

If any forward thinking enthusiastic person is interested in joining the committee please fill in a nomination form and get a financial member to second you. We meet once a month and the meetings last between an hour and an hour and a half. Doing something positive for your club, apart from painting, can be very rewarding.
A nomination form follows…

Unfortunately The Malvina Major exhibition will not be possible this year because of Covid-19 and we’ll keep our fingers crossed for Rita Angus.

I’ll probably continue doing this newsletter using our on-line “Mail Chimp” software, which simplifies placing it on the club’s website.


See you at the AGM!

An entry form can be cut out below and popped in the box at the club, or you can download the .doc (WORD) form from the website and fill it out on your computer!


( from left to right)
Kerry Montgomery social, Sue Johnston media assistant (stepping down),
Judy Langham President (stepping down)
Sheila Playford workshop co-ordinator, Jean Buchanan treasurer,
Roger Buchanan secretary. (absent) Rita Quirk social


Charlotte Hird's deferred workshop returns

The Wellington Art Club is offering a weekly course of Drawing and Painting tutorials with Charlotte Hird
commencing Thursday 11th June, from 7 to 9pm.

FOR ONLY $10 per session!

Charlotte is a watercolour artist who teaches Perspective workshops in NZ and also taught Architectural Drawing in China in 2018.

Each session will include a variety of drawing exercises, techniques and tips for all painting mediums.

ubjects include...
Line, tone, form, colour,
composition, spatial depth and perspective.

Charlotte uses an overhead camera and TV to ensure easy to follow lessons.

What to bring...
A4 art diary, pencils, ruler and primary colour paints.

To register your interest phone Charlotte on 021 373 887.

All levels welcome – come and join our supportive environment.

Transformative Art Workshop with Miranda Munro

Transformative Art workshop processes and techniques focus on our wise, deeper selves. These processes engage the right, intuitive, creative brain, opening up creative channels and freeing us from old thought patterns and behaviours.

RENEWAL or Hummingbird Hill

Renewal is the theme - re-using our materials and ideas and exploring how we can repurpose our plans and dreams unto achievable options.
How might they look in a different context and with different expectations?

When: Saturday July 4, 2020 1pm - 4.30pm
Where:Wellington Art Club, 27 Chelsea St Miramar

Exchange: $55

just a willingness to explore and try something new.

Miranda Munro is a trained Transformative practitioner,
creative guide, artist and teacher.

Contact Miranda to book a place:
Email for more details


MONDAY NIGHT LIFE CLASSES keep an eye on the computer or noticeboard as these may be returning sometime in July. Mark has suggested that Peter may start them up before September, now that we have moved to Level 1.

Sheryn Strickland has been offered a good deal by Picture framers
They have offered the club a discount of 10% for every picture framed there, just ask for Carolyn.

A week at the Art Club...


When: 7-9pm

Fee: $10 which includes tea/coffee/biscuits.

• Non-tutored, great atmosphere and friendly people.

• Life Model.

• All mediums welcome (odourless turps, please)

Call Mark Stanger: 021 0298 0424



When: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $5.00

Phone Del: 388 9232


When: 10am – 4pm

Fee: $5.00

Phone Judy: 934 3046 or 027 309 1888


Casual Working Group

When: 1pm – 3pm

Fee: $5.00
Phone Eric Dyne: 021 847 552

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