Develop your life-drawing skills in this new series of art classes for adults. Join Auckland Art Gallery for ten Tuesday evenings to immerse yourself in art, develop skills and meet new people. You will draw from live models and enjoy exclusive, behind-the-scenes viewings of a selection of artworks in the Gallery’s collection to learn different artists’ approaches to drawing the human form.

Over the ten-week course, you will develop your own individual style while learning historical approaches to life drawing and the skills we can use in the present day. Key ideas explored are anatomy, proportion, lighting, shading and gestural techniques.

Whether you’re a beginner or a confident creator, join us in the studio to flex your creative skills in a friendly, inspiring environment.


Abbey Lyman is an artist and observational drawing and painting tutor based in Tāmaki Makarau Auckland. With experience ranging from tutoring small painting classes to teaching life drawing for fashion design students at AUT and hosting the popular Drop-in Drawing sessions at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Abbey's teaching style focuses on reinforcing the fundamentals of drawing and painting alongside developing technical skills, all while allowing individuality to flourish.


  • Every Tuesday, 6–8pm (10 week course)


  • General $350, Members $315


  • Tue 13 Feb — Tue 16 Apr


  • 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm


  • North Atrium, Mezzanine level
  • Wellesley Street East
  • Auckland CBD
  • Auckland 1010