Art classes for all ages and abilities

My name is Jenny Sutherland, I am a practicing artist as well as being a qualified primary school teacher and secondary school art teacher. I have also taught drawing for the Dunedin School of Art night classes, and have over a number of years taught a range of craft and book art classes throughout NZ, Australia and even in Paris. 

Central Art Space is a large brand new, purpose built working art studio situated in the lovely township of Lake Hawea, 12 kms out of Wanaka. Central Art Space caters for Drawing, Printing & Painting workshops. We are well resourced and offer classes for all ages and abilities, across these disciplines. Our goal is to ensure we provide a creative and enjoyable workspace to allow participants to pursue their artistic endeavors. 

We offer support to learn and develop technical skills so that confidence is achieved along side an understanding of materials and how best to use them.

Jenny Sutherland

Art Classes

art discovery for children

Art Discovery for Children

An after-school 8 week art course.  Every child gets to develop at its own pace in a supportive  and fun environment…

Drawing with confidence

Drawing with Confidence

An 8 week introduction drawing course. Learn solid foundational drawing skills and fill your drawing toolbox…

Confident Drawing

Confident Drawing

An 8 week art course to extend your experience of drawing and consider how it might be developed into painting…

Life drawing

Life Drawing

Life drawing reinforces an understanding of mass, light, line, expression, form, proportion and space…

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Special Workshops

As well as having block classes scheduled in the studio, we do run one-off workshops on a range of topics. These special workshops often have guest tutors bought in. These workshops are highly sorted after

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Who’s Jenny Sutherland?

My name is Jenny Sutherland, I am a practicing artist as well as being a qualified primary school teacher and secondary school art teacher. I have also taught drawing for the Dunedin School of Art

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What they say about Jenny

I’ve learned loads from Jenny’s classes. She’s always friendly and nice too. Minnie age 12 Thank you Jenny for making the drawing classes such fun to attend, and with an end result to be proud

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