Name: Kathryn C
Workshop attended: Pohutukawa painting
Testimonial: Thinking about doing a painting workshop with Richard and Diana? Stop thinking and just do it. You won't regret it at all! With absolutely no experience whatsoever in painting or drawing (and no natural talent) I have returned home with a painting I am proud to hang on my wall. Richard and Diana are an excellent team who work well together to ensure no one is left floundering or waiting for help. They have broken the painting process down into easy, manageable steps that even a complete idiot can follow. How fantastic to come home with a completed piece that I don't have to hide in the back of the closet! Thank you! :)
Name: Penelope Quin
Workshop attended: Paua and Nautilus Shell week-end 24/25th August 2013
Testimonial: I attended 2 workshop's to paint a paua shell on the Saturday and a nautilus shell on the Sunday. Both Diana and Richard are outstanding artists but more importantly, excellent tutors.
The days were well planned and catered for both the experienced painter and total novice.
There was plenty of one on one assistance if needed. Class numbers were kept to 10 and the venue was ideal. Richard painted the same subject at the same time and it was an invaluable teaching aid. To complete a work of art in a day is a very satisfying experience. I will certainly be back for more days with Moore's Fine Art School.
testimonials what others are saying....
Name: Ann Britton
Workshop attended: Kina Shell & Toi Toi
Testimonial: I went to Richard & Diana's art class not knowing what to expect, but wanting to learn to paint better. They taught me to DRAW! They were patient and encouraging and I produced amazing results with artworks to take home and be proud of. I never imagined I'd have my own art hanging on my lounge wall and receive compliments from friends and family.
I now have something I can work on for the rest of my life and will never again say "I have nothing to do!" Thank you both for being such good teachers.
Name: Maxine Fagan
Workshop attended: Cabbage Tree
I've never had painting lessons before, thinking you have to have natural talent. Taking Richard and Diana at their word that this is not so, I attended the Cabbage Tree workshop. Richard and Diana took us through every step of the way and because the classes are so small and personalised it was thoroughly enjoyable. I was so pleased with the final result that I have enrolled in the Horse in Charcoal workshop in January 2014.
Workshop attended: Nautilus Shell
Diana and Richard and wonderful teachers and I had such a great day with great people. Plus I absolutely love my painting. Thanks!
Testimonial: I have no hesitation in recommending anyone doing one or more of Richard and Diana's courses. I have never painted before and certainly couldn't draw,but with their patient tuition I overcame both in one lesson and now am very keen to learn more and wish they were based up here for that:)
Name: Ted Roberson
City: North Shore
Workshop attended: Weekly Art Classes & Portraits for Beginners Workshop
Testimonial: Prior to taking a drawing course wth Richard and Diana, I could, with some difficulty draw what resembled a circle or an oval. It was with some trepidation that I enrolled recently for their beginnrs class for drawing. I did not want to be their first failure.
My concerns were well and truly unfounded. Richard and Diana prove the adage that you are never too old to learn. Their very relaxed, friendly and welcoming manner immediately puts you at ease and they both have a wonderful way of imparting their knowledge and skills. They make drawing so easy to learn. After only three 1 hour lessons I had gained enough confidence to enrol
for the Portrait for Beginners workshop. I am sure glad I did. My family and I are amazed at the results. My grandchildren think I am the best drawer in the world.
I am absolutely loving my new-found talent and I feel very privileged and lucky to be a student of Richard and Diana. I will certainly be enrolling for some
MOORE courses. Thank you Richard and Diana.
Workshop attended: Landscape with Toi Toi
Testimonial: I really enjoyed this workshop. Diana and Richard made it very easy to follow the process both on the day and at home (I created two more paintings the following weekend). They were very attentive and freely gave advice over and above what was necessary on the day with regards to what makes paintings great (such as the rule of 3). I highly recommend their workshops to anyone and I am very much looking forward to the next ones.
Name: David Laumatia
Workshop attended: Learn to Draw Portraits
I want to thank Richard and Diana for giving me the belief and skills that I can be a good artist. I use to sketch comics as a kid and put it aside as an adult, but now that passion has been re-ignited.
I have been so encouraged by my friends saying that the portraits I did over the weekend were fantastic. I never believed that I could sketch faces, but now I have that self-belief. I am so excited about the future and want to thank Richard and Diana for being such wonderful teachers. Their teaching style is so relaxing and always encouraging. Get in quick, you won't regret it!
Name: Elaine G
Workshop attended: Portrait drawing class - Basic
Testimonial: I love the way Diana and Richard have taken the time to break down the skills you need to do art, into manageable chunks. Knowing what you’d like to create is one thing. These guys show you how. And it’s in a gorgeous location, in classes that have a good teacher to pupil ratio. Thanks team. Each class has been fun.