To enter in the 56th Annual Exhibition

Ashburton Society of ArtsAshburton Society of Arts

Art Workshops

Come and enjoy learning new skills with our talented tutors at the Short Street Studio. We encourage artists of any level to attend. Our courses provide you with the opportunity to really get into the flow of the painting, and give you plenty of ideas and information to carry on with your artistic journey.



Friday 16, Saturday 17 November.

Cost $85 per person plus cost of materials TBC, at Short Street Studio.

This is an introduction to sculpting with Limestone. Enjoy the tactile hands-on skill of working with Limestone, congenial company and Paul’s gentle guidance through the creative process.

This workshop will benefit painters and sculptors alike with emphasis on the anatomy and proportions of the head, neck and shoulders.

Summer School 2020

3 Day Watercolour Workshop with Jacqui Pearson

Saturday 15, Sunday 16, Monday 17 February 2020.

Cost $200 at Short Street Studio.

Jacky is an accomplished artist and teacher and will run us through her methods to achieve a watercolour painting that incorporates her distinctive techniques, colours and style.

Acrylic and Palette Knife Work with John Gillies

Friday 31 January, Saturday 1, Sunday 2 February 2020.

Cost $150 per person, at Short Street Studio.

John is back because of public demand at the ASA, to inspire artists.  He will demonstrate acrylic with palette knifes on a small scale for students to understand his technique.

“There is nothing more abstract than nature” I feel represents his work. This can open doors for individuals to take their own concepts on a path of discovery.

Don’t miss out, numbers for these classes are limited.
Secure your spot and book now.

Contact Jenny Barnaby at or phone Jenny on 021 260 7026 or Diana on 03 308 5259.

Jenny will confirm your place in the class once payment has been received. Please use your name and the class you wish to attend as a reference.

Details and a supply list of what to bring etc will be emailed to you near the date of the class. No Refunds.

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