Art Centre Helensville – Lets Get the Show On The Road 2023!

Yvonne Abercromby with Jago Neal Manager, Kumeu Arts

Our first workshop of the year is Diana Peel’s oil painting workshop, Saturday February 11th 10-2pm, book now to reserve a space, there are only two spaces left!

You don’t need any drawing or painting skills!!! Diana is an established New Zealand floral artist and tutor and works mostly with palette knife and oil paint. Get in quick, limited spaces!

The first block: Introduction, Diana will use example of her own works to show the technique you will be using and the materials and tools.

The second block: Mixing colours, practice on the palette panel, explaining techniques of using a palette knife and application.

Third block: Students will be provided with a canvas and the same image to use. Following the tutors guidance you will produce a painting at the end of the class.

Course fee $165. This includes all materials provided, easels, paints, canvas 35cm x 45cm, palette knife, brushes, cloths and solvents.

If you would like to enroll please email your name and number to Please make payment to 38-9020-0478416-00 Reference your name, and Diana Workshop.

Dianna Peel Exhibition

4th February - 4th March

I could not think of a more fitting exhibition while we are at our temporary location the Helensville Museum than artist Diana Peel. Have you seen the gardens at the museum! Simply scrumptious.

Diana Peel’s paintings are an extension of these gardens in a vivaciously textural style, preserving the beauty of these natural subjects on canvas.

This exhibition will be a great opportunity to view Diana’s works if you are interested in attending any of her upcoming workshops at Art Centre Helensville.


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