Auntie Betty Illustration  

Wildlife and endangered species artist, children's illustrator & embroiderer

 A Kiwi artist passionate about animal and plant illustration and children's picture book illustrations

My illustration adventure now includes teaching!

Watch this space for future drawing, watercolour painting, embroidery and holiday art classes for kids.

Please contact me if you are interested in learning any of these skills. 

This course will expand your knowledge and ability to draw the animal kingdom.  We will learn different techniques and develop skills to better represent animals as drawings.  This course will cover drawing:  Insects and anthropods, fish and marine life, amphibia, reptiles, birds, and both short-haired animals and long-haired animals. This course is not suitable for complete beginners - students must have prior experience of drawing or be of intermediate ability.

VENUE - Papanui High School
TIME - Wednesday 7-9 pm
START DATE - 17 February 2021

REQUIREMENTS - Students will need to bring: 

1 x A3 sketch pad

1 x pad of tracing paper

Jasart sketching pencils ($15 at the Warehouse) or Faber Castell Graphite 6 pack ($14). At the very least you will need 1 HB pencil, 15B pencil and 1 H2 pencil.

1 x sheet Pastel Mat $16.00 from the Drawing Room

1 x A3 Hahnemukle Bristol Board (pack of 5 $15 from Gordon Harris)

1 x 1 black pen (ballpoint or artline ink pen)

1 x Cretacolour Karmina Colour Pencil set (12 set $38 from Gordon Harris or 24 set $73 Gordon Harris)
ADDITIONAL COSTS Cost of materials listed above

Learn basic embroidery stitches while creating an attractive and funky embroidered cushion. All materials supplied. Learning embroidery helps students develop fine-motor skills and cognitive skills. Patience and perseverance will also be developed. Needlework is a lot of fun, and can provide endless hours of enjoyment. This course is suitable for anyone interested. 

VENUE - 182 Harewood Road, Papanui, Christchurch
TIME Monday - Friday, 10:30 - 11:30 am
START DATE 11 - 15 January 2021
COURSE FEE  - $120.00

AGES - 9 years - adult 

Learn about choosing the correct papers, paints and brushes.  Learn how to mix colours (colour theory), control water and a variety of techniques for creating fun and beautiful works of art.

VENUE - Papanui High School
TIME - Monday 7-9 pm
START DATE - 15 February
COURSE FEE  - $134


1 x Reeves Watercolour Pad A3 size (available at the Warehouse)

1 x Pebeo Watercolour Pocket box (12 1/2 pans $40 available at Gordon Harris)
2 x plastic bottles suitable for cleaning brushes

1 x Da Vinci Tin Brush Set - 6 green brushes (available from Gordon Harris $35) OR 1 Princeton Real Value Brush Set (5 brushes available at Gordon Harris)

1x 1 roll of masking tape 
ADDITIONAL COSTS  Cost of materials listed above