Kapiti Artist Launches Online Classes
Kapiti Coast, Monday 17 October – Award-winning local Artist, Kimbra Taylor, has taken her teaching business online, offering her popular classes on a global scale.
The eight week course, titled “Drawing for Absolute Beginners” teaches the fundamentals of drawing, while practising mindfulness techniques, managing negative self talk and promoting present awareness and healthy self esteem.
Kimbra’s unique techniques and strategies enable people who have never drawn or painted to become competent in both fields, and have helped to transform the lives of hundreds of locals – inspiring her to extend her reach in what she knows can be a stressful world.
“Everyone who wants to learn to draw can. Competency in drawing and painting involves not only fundamental techniques but also mind management skills and strategies which are transferable to our personal and business lives. Students are able to learn mindfulness techniques through the process of learning how to draw – the simple act of slowing down, breathing and becoming aware of the body and the spaciousness around it – something that often gets left behind in our fast-paced world.”
The ‘Drawing for Absolute Beginners’ course starts on November 21 and is $395+GST (NZD), with students submitting their work on a weekly basis to be marked with feedback from Kimbra.There is also a “DIY Drawing for Absolute Beginners’ course with the same course notes, but without the feedback for people who would like to learn how to draw at their own pace.
Kimbra currently has her works on display at Mahara Gallery, and this weekend sold a demonstration painting at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts for the NZ Watercolour Society in Wellington. Kimbra is also preparing for the Kapiti Arts Trail, as well as her first intake of online students for her new online course. To find out more about Kimbra Taylor, please visit www.artworks.kiwi.
ARTWORKS is a New Zealand based organisation founded by award winning artist Kimbra Taylor. Dedicated to helping individuals achieve balance through the appreciation of art, Kimbra offers mindfulness education through the practice of drawing, online art courses, as well as commissioning her work for others’ enjoyment.