39 days ago

Term 3 Art Classes Beginning

Megan from MEGANZ School of Visual Arts

Our Term 3 art classes at MEGANZ School of Visual Arts are beginning again from Tuesday 26th July.
For students age 9 through to adults.
Come and learn how to draw, paint and sculpt in our art development classes.
Work at your own pace, on projects you would like to explore.
Check out our … View more
Our Term 3 art classes at MEGANZ School of Visual Arts are beginning again from Tuesday 26th July.
For students age 9 through to adults.
Come and learn how to draw, paint and sculpt in our art development classes.
Work at your own pace, on projects you would like to explore.
Check out our website for details www.vizart.co.nz...
Contact Megan to make a time to meet to discuss you or your child’s needs.
Featured are some of the students work below.

116 days ago

MEGANZ School of Visual Arts Term 2 Begins

Megan from MEGANZ School of Visual Arts

Our Art Development courses are beginning again for Term 2 from Tuesday 3rd May for eight weeks.

We focus on a range of disciplines such as - Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, and Sculpture within these courses.

The term is broken into a combination of tutor and student-initiated sessions, … View more
Our Art Development courses are beginning again for Term 2 from Tuesday 3rd May for eight weeks.

We focus on a range of disciplines such as - Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, and Sculpture within these courses.

The term is broken into a combination of tutor and student-initiated sessions, whereby I do demonstrations and structured lessons for some of the time, and then I encourage students to follow what they would like to focus on. Within the class, each student is working on their own projects and working at their own pace and from their own level of ability. This I find is really beneficial in the fact students are more likely to compare their current work with their own past work and not against someone else's work in the class. They are on their own journey.

Classes are for ages 9 through to adults. Up to 8 students per class.
They are run from my home studio in Howick and they have been going since 2007.

I also like to help teenage art students with their College artboard work. I offer one-on-one lessons, group lessons, and casual lessons within the group class times.

The beautiful image below is drawn by 15-year-old Mabel Zhang
Hope to hear from you and/or your child soon.
Check out my website for details - www.vizart.co.nz...
Cheers
Megan Murphy

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127 days ago

Musocoal - Draw a Musician as you Listen

Megan from MEGANZ School of Visual Arts

Hope to see you at our next Musocoal session at the end of this month. Mark it on your calendar.
We have the talented Marianne Leigh singing and playing for us while we sit and draw her. Check out her Instagram page - marianne_leigh
Also, check out our Instagram - musocoal, to see what we have… View more
Hope to see you at our next Musocoal session at the end of this month. Mark it on your calendar.
We have the talented Marianne Leigh singing and playing for us while we sit and draw her. Check out her Instagram page - marianne_leigh
Also, check out our Instagram - musocoal, to see what we have got up to in the past life drawing sessions.
We thank Arts out East and Te Tuhi Arts and the Howick Local Board for funding these events and making it possible for them to be FREE of charge to artists participating.
So come along, it's a great drawing challenge and a lot of fun.

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224 days ago

Musocoal - Draw a Musician as you Listen. Sat 29th January

Megan from MEGANZ School of Visual Arts

Free Untutored (Clothed) Life drawing session with a difference.
Come along and draw our musician while he plays.
This time we have the talented Nate Selway playing/modeling for us.
Check out the poster below. Limited places available, so be in quick.

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246 days ago

Musocoal - Draw a Musician as you Listen. Sat 29th January

Megan from MEGANZ School of Visual Arts

'Musocoal' is a Life Drawing group with a difference.
We hire musicians, poets, life models, actors, to model for us while we draw them.

We meet on the last Saturday afternoon of each month. The first session for 2022 will be on the 29th January, 2.30 to 4.45 pm at Nixon Park Community… View more
'Musocoal' is a Life Drawing group with a difference.
We hire musicians, poets, life models, actors, to model for us while we draw them.

We meet on the last Saturday afternoon of each month. The first session for 2022 will be on the 29th January, 2.30 to 4.45 pm at Nixon Park Community Hall, 70 Sale Street, Howick.

Thanks to the generous support of Arts out East, Te Tuhi and the Howick Local Board these sessions will be FREE to attend.
Spaces are limited, so book your space asap, so you don't miss out.
We will be scanning people's vaccination passes on entry. Unfortunately no pass, no entry.

Bring your own paper and drawing tools and a clipboard or easel.
Chairs & Tables will be provided.
For more info go to 'MEGANZ School of Visual Arts' website www.vizart.co.nz... and look up Workshops.
Contact Megan or Greta from there. Or DM Megan from Neighbourly.

Have a great Christmas and hope to see you in the New Year, ready to give life drawing a go and listen to some live music at the same time.

Also if you sing, play an instrument, recite poetry, dress up as an actor or you are a life model, then we want to hear from you.
We will be looking out for musicians/models to hire for subsequent Musocoal Sessions. Must be proficient in your craft.
Contact Megan Murphy

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246 days ago

MEGANZ School of Visual Arts Term 1 Begins 1st Febraury

Megan from MEGANZ School of Visual Arts

Learn to draw, paint and/or sculpt at your own pace and work on your own ideas and themes.
Our courses begin from Tuesday 1st February and students can begin any time throughout the first term.
We are a home-based school situated in Cockle Bay and have been running since 2007.
Courses are aimed … View more
Learn to draw, paint and/or sculpt at your own pace and work on your own ideas and themes.
Our courses begin from Tuesday 1st February and students can begin any time throughout the first term.
We are a home-based school situated in Cockle Bay and have been running since 2007.
Courses are aimed at tweens, teens, and adults who are doubled vaccinated. (Sorry I cannot accept students without a vaccination pass).
An art course would make a nice present for Christmas so contact Megan and we can make you a voucher for the number of classes you want to pay for.
For further details about the courses please go to our website at www.vizart.co.nz... and check out past students work on our Instagram page - @meganzsva

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325 days ago

Cross your fingers!

Megan from MEGANZ School of Visual Arts

I don't know about you, but I'm really hoping Level 2 &1 are just around the corner. I would love to see my art students back for our Term 4 art development courses and hope to see a few new faces here as well. As soon as we are informed as to what is happening, I will let you know … View moreI don't know about you, but I'm really hoping Level 2 &1 are just around the corner. I would love to see my art students back for our Term 4 art development courses and hope to see a few new faces here as well. As soon as we are informed as to what is happening, I will let you know when you can come along and join us to learn how to do that drawing or paint that beautiful painting or create a fantastic sculpture.
In the meantime, you might like to check out our website and take a look at the student's work on our Instagram page - @meganzsva
Stay safe!

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387 days ago

Community Art Courses Beginning

Megan from MEGANZ School of Visual Arts

Hi there,
Our Art Development courses are beginning again for our local arts community this week. A few spaces left for age 9 through to adults.
Come and join us and learn how to do that lovely drawing or painting for yourself or that special someone in your life. (Xmas is just around the corner!)… View more
Hi there,
Our Art Development courses are beginning again for our local arts community this week. A few spaces left for age 9 through to adults.
Come and join us and learn how to do that lovely drawing or painting for yourself or that special someone in your life. (Xmas is just around the corner!) Or try your hand at clay work or Sculpture for a change. You can research your own themes/ideas and work at your own pace to get them done. Your tutor will explain the techniques you will need and encourage you to explore different media along the way.
Hope to hear from you.
The image below is from a field out at The Farmhouse Cafe in Clevedon. Small oil painting study by Megan Murphy. (Tutor, Owner of MEGANZ SVA)

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393 days ago

Don't miss out on our Term 3 Art Development courses.

Megan from MEGANZ School of Visual Arts

Only 6 more sleeps to go until our art classes start again.
So be in quick. Our courses are there for people from absolute beginner to intermediate ability. From ages 9 through to adults.
Our focus is on drawing, painting, and sculpture, as these are great disciplines that inform each other. But … View more
Only 6 more sleeps to go until our art classes start again.
So be in quick. Our courses are there for people from absolute beginner to intermediate ability. From ages 9 through to adults.
Our focus is on drawing, painting, and sculpture, as these are great disciplines that inform each other. But you can choose to focus on one of them if you like.
The art development course projects are student and tutor-initiated, which means we follow you and your ideas and exploration and show you techniques along the way. And we also stop the class on occasion to show specific techniques to the whole group.
Classes run after school and on Saturday mornings from - Megan Murphy's home studio, a local artist.
The school has been running since 2007 and we are proud to say we have had students who have stayed with us for up to 5 years.
Check out more details about the courses on - www.vizart.co.nz...
Contact Megan. We would love to see you here.
The images below are examples from a value painting exercise.

406 days ago

Musocoal - Draw a musician as you listen.

Megan from MEGANZ School of Visual Arts

For the artists out there,
We will be running another Life-Drawing Workshop with a difference.
Our 'Musocoal' - Draw a musician as you listen is here again.
'Musocoal' stands for music and charcoal together.
It will be on the 31st of July, 2.30 - 4.30 pm at Nixon Park … View more
For the artists out there,
We will be running another Life-Drawing Workshop with a difference.
Our 'Musocoal' - Draw a musician as you listen is here again.
'Musocoal' stands for music and charcoal together.
It will be on the 31st of July, 2.30 - 4.30 pm at Nixon Park Community Hall. 70 Sale Street, Howick. Auckland. (Next to the Howick Bowling club)
Bring along your charcoal sticks, pencils, pens, paper, etc, and join in the challenge of drawing our featured musician as you listen to them play/sing. For any level of ability. Just give it a go! It doesn't matter how the drawings turn out, it is an exercise in learning to look.
Only $20.00 waged or $15.00 unwaged.
A maximum of 25 people, so get in quick.
Call or text Megan - 0211085419

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415 days ago

Tween, Teens & Adult Art Courses Available

Megan from MEGANZ School of Visual Arts

Our Term 3 Art Development courses are beginning again from Monday 26th July for 8 weeks.
We focus on teaching skills in Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture
Accepting students from age 9 through to adults.
The courses are run with a mixture of student and tutor-initiated projects and themes.
Check … View more
Our Term 3 Art Development courses are beginning again from Monday 26th July for 8 weeks.
We focus on teaching skills in Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture
Accepting students from age 9 through to adults.
The courses are run with a mixture of student and tutor-initiated projects and themes.
Check out our website for details on vizart.co.nz
And take a look at the current student's work on Instagram -meganzsva
Hope to see you
Cheers
Megan

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478 days ago

Term 2 Art classes in Howick

Megan from MEGANZ School of Visual Arts

Ever wanted to learn to draw and paint: a portrait, a figure, cartoons, landscape scenes, buildings, dinosaurs, cars, a still-life, etc, etc.
Or create 3D figures, creatures from your imagination, build clay pots, use Sculpey, or use mixed media to create whatever is in your mind, then now is your… View more
Ever wanted to learn to draw and paint: a portrait, a figure, cartoons, landscape scenes, buildings, dinosaurs, cars, a still-life, etc, etc.
Or create 3D figures, creatures from your imagination, build clay pots, use Sculpey, or use mixed media to create whatever is in your mind, then now is your chance to get into it.
My Term 2 classes are beginning next week and I have a few spaces left. If you are between the age of 9 to adult, then come and give it a go. The course runs for 8 weeks.
Check out my website for details and contact Megan to make a time to meet to discuss what your aims are.
Below is 9 years old Eason's drawing of Auckland city.

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492 days ago

Art courses in Cockle Bay

Megan from MEGANZ School of Visual Arts

I still have a few spaces left in my Art Development courses for Term 2, which starts from 3rd May.
I have been running my studio-based art school since 2007 for students aged between 9 to adults. I enjoy teaching drawing, painting, mixed media, and sculpture. Students can work at their own pace,… View more
I still have a few spaces left in my Art Development courses for Term 2, which starts from 3rd May.
I have been running my studio-based art school since 2007 for students aged between 9 to adults. I enjoy teaching drawing, painting, mixed media, and sculpture. Students can work at their own pace, on themes of their choice, and begin from their own level of ability and start any time throughout the term.
Contact Megan to make a time to do a meet and greet.
Check out our website for details-
www.vizart.co.nz...
I am a 2 minute walk from Cockle Bay Primary School and Howick College.

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533 days ago

Art Courses in Cockle Bay

Megan from MEGANZ School of Visual Arts

Yes, I'm just around the corner from you.
I have been running my studio-based art school since 2007 for students aged between 9 to adults. I enjoy teaching drawing, painting, mixed media, and sculpture. Students can work at their own pace, on themes of their choice, and begin from their own … View more
Yes, I'm just around the corner from you.
I have been running my studio-based art school since 2007 for students aged between 9 to adults. I enjoy teaching drawing, painting, mixed media, and sculpture. Students can work at their own pace, on themes of their choice, and begin from their own level of ability and start any time throughout the term.
The students have been working with the theme of 'Transport' to get us all started for this term.
So hope to hear from you soon and meet you once this lockdown drops a level.
You can check out my website for details at www.vizart.co.nz... and while you're there click on the Instagram icon to take a look at our student's work.

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514 days ago

Art lessons in Cockle Bay

Megan from MEGANZ School of Visual Arts

Hi there,
Do you or your child want to learn to draw, paint or make 3D objects? Or perhaps a friend or a family member has always wanted to learn to be creative but hasn't taken the first step.
Get in touch and we can make a time to meet to discuss your needs or you can buy a voucher for a … View more
Hi there,
Do you or your child want to learn to draw, paint or make 3D objects? Or perhaps a friend or a family member has always wanted to learn to be creative but hasn't taken the first step.
Get in touch and we can make a time to meet to discuss your needs or you can buy a voucher for a couple of classes as a present, to get your friend or family member going on their art journey.
I have students from the age of 9 up through to adults.
I also offer one-on-one lessons
Check out my website for details. www.vizart.co.nz...
Or send me (Megan) a message.
The image below is by Gaius, age 10.

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