Discover your inner artist, and learn how to copy John Hoyte's "View of Auckland" (1873) in acrylics.
This painting workshop by Art in Bloom Academy is a social event, where you will learn to paint step-by-step in a relaxed and fun way in one of Auckland Art Gallery's most beautiful spaces. No previous artistic training required! By the end of the session you will have a completed painting ready to hang on your wall.
The price of the workshop includes all materials (canvas, art smock, brushes, easel, paint) and coffee and tea on arrival. The non-Members price includes a one-year Auckland Art Gallery membership (value up to $50).
Note: the workshop starts at 10:30am, coffee and tea is served from 10am in the Members Lounge.
This event is suitable for everyone from the age of 15.
This workshop has a minimum attendance requirement which, if not met, may cause the workshop to be cancelled. If this is the case, those registered will be fully reimbursed.
"View of Auckland is currently on display at Auckland Art Gallery as part of the exhibition "First Impressions: 19th century watercolours of the Auckland region".
About the exhibition
Easily transportable, relatively inexpensive and time efficient, watercolours were a convenient means for European settlers in Auckland to express impressions of their new environment in the 19th century. With luminous bright colours, ephemeral swathes of paint and undulating contours, watercolours from the period convey a sense of wonder in encountering a new landscape of boundless horizons. Nineteenth-century watercolours often reflect the colonists’ desires to tame, codify and beautify the New Zealand landscape after their own understandings and ideals. Idyllic and picturesque, the watercolours imprint these same qualities onto the land.
John Hoyte, "View of Auckland",1873. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the late James H Coleman, 1929.