NOTE: (If you have not received all of this document by email please refer to the Reyburn House website)

All workshops are held in the Society’s Studios, Reyburn House Lane, Whangarei – just across the lawn from Reyburn House Gallery.

Please refer to the information at the end of this calendar for workshop enquiries & enrolments.When your enrolment is confirmed, please mark the date in your calendar so you don’t forget.

If, later, you find you cannot attend, please ring Pam well in advance of the course (if last-minute, unavoidable circumstances arise, ring by 8.00 a.m. on the day) so someone on the waiting list can be invited to come.



with Elena Nikolaeva

Milan Mrkusich is one of the outstanding modernist NZ artists of the 20th Century. His artistic talent is supported by his fearless drive of experimentation. Being a non-representational artist, Mrkusich creates abstract forms and uses colours which carry universal emotional resonances far beyond any illusions of reality.
His unique, recognizable work has won high praise both in New Zealand and overseas. What can we learn from his legacy?
How can you express your feelings, your emotions on canvas, and use your artistic abilities to step out from reality into the vast, mesmerizing world of abstract art
You’ll learn how Mrkusich approaches his art and take inspiration from this to help you express your own soul, using visual associations, colours and shapes.
You will NOT be copying Milan Mrkusich. Set out on your own exciting journey.

Materials you will need:
• Medium to big canvas
• Your favourite brushes and paints
• Palette knives
• Spatula (wide)
• Squeegee
• Modelling paste
• Palettes
• Cleaning material

One day workshop: Sunday 12 November 2017
10.00am – 3.30pm
Fee $50. NSA Members $45



with Elena Nikolaeva

With approaching summer, warmed up after a long winter, holiday time and Christmas, we’re ready to capture the Christmas mood on canvas.
How will you do it? What will you paint? What are your associations with summer weather, holiday time or Christmas? Make yourself a list. Decide on the treatment/style you envisage. Be bold and contemporary. Try some of the new materials we’ve experimented with during the year. Consult your artistic soul and make a summer statement which will stay with you much longer than summer. Stay away from the stereotypes. Capture an exceptional moment and mood that’s personal to you

Materials you will need:
• Medium to big canvas
• Brushes
• Palette knives
• All your Favourite painting gear.

One day workshop: Sunday 19 November 2017
10.00am – 3.30pm
Fee $50. NSA Members $45



Feel free to contact any Tutor or inquire about joining a group.

• Acrylic painting with Jan Stephens (435 5944) Monday Mornings

• Porcelain Doll Club with Lynaire Hawkins (433 5894) 2nd & last Monday of each month

• Party House Group – untutored (Dree Wilkinson – 436 2079) Tuesday mornings

• Pastels with Neil Beart (436 0300) Tuesday 1pm to 4pm

• Wednesday Painters – untutored (Lori Dods – 027 498 6073) Wednesday 9.30am – 12.30pm

• Oh So Arty – untutored (Lynne Dahl – 436 2590) Wednesday 5.30pm – 9.00pm

• Riverside Painters – untutored (Robyn Grant – 027 684 0602) Thursday 9am – 1pm

• Firebirds Pottery Group with Wendy Cunliffe (435 1015) Thursday 4pm – 6.30pm

• Yoga Group with Jenny Sutcliff (459 4000) Thursday 6.30pm – 7.30pm

• Tutors: Richard & Diana Moore (431 8383 / 027 431 8392) Friday 8.00am -12.30pm/1pm – 4pm



To enquire about the NSA Workshops, or to apply to enrol, please phone in the first instance the Workshop Co-ordinator, Pam Carson (09) 436 1607, evenings if you can’t reach her during the day.
Alternatively phone Reyburn House Gallery (09) 438 3074, or email us with your full contact details – phone, address, email, so we can respond with the appropriate follow-up. (Gallery hours are 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 1.00 to 4.00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.)

NOTE: Should you wish the Workshop Tutor to provide your materials; this can be arranged for an additional materials fee.

Payment for each workshop to be made to the tutor, in cash or by cheque, on the day of each workshop.


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