2021 term dates
15 February - 16 April
3 May – 25 June
12 July - 3 September
13 September - 5 November
Please note: There will be no classes on Otago Polytechnic holidays or public holidays. No classes during Easter week of 5 – 9 April.
What if I want to attend the same course next term?
If you want to repeat this course, you will need to apply and pay for each term separately via our Eventbrite platform (by clicking the APPLY tab in the top right corner of this page).
Learners under 16
- We welcome learners under 16 but they do need parental consent to take this night class.
- If you are a learner under 16, please do the following:
- ask your parent or guardian if it's okay for you to do this night class
- apply online and tick the box during the application process that says that you are under 16
- ask your parent or guardian to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Art Night Class Administration) letting us know that they're happy for you to take the night class.
We begin by exploring the concept of drawing through observation, developing a range of techniques and skills which you can then translate into drawings using varied mediums.
By selecting a subject matter from your own preparatory material (such as sketches or photographic documentation), your personal interests will guide your learning, and through trying different approaches and materials, you will begin to develop a visual vocabulary of drawing. In turn, you can then explore how this can underpin future art-making.
You will need to bring the following materials with you:
- drawing board - at least A2 size of MDF board or any hard board you can clip on to
- 2-4 bulldog clips
- paper - A4 copy paper (20+ sheets) and A3 sketch book (better than cartridge grade)
- HB, 2B, 4B pencils
- charcoal or conte pencils mixed
- kneadable putty rubber
- small ruler
- masking tape low-tack
- bamboo skewer or knitting needle.
This class will be run by Robyn Bardas.
Robyn is an effective, enthusiastic and encouraging teacher. A Wanaka local of 23 years, she graduated with a Masters of Fine Art from the Dunedin School of Art in 2016. Her practice is based in Otago Landscape, large scale works of mixed video, photographic print and paint. Recent exhibitions include solo and group shows at Central Stories "Locate. Horizon. Line" held in Alexandra, "New Perspectives in Landscape" at The Ashburton Art Gallery, The Rippon Hall Art Space at Rippon Wanaka, and a Group Landscape show on Stewart Island. Robyn has a passion for teaching and is pleased to offer this course locally.
While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.