Kathryn is a recent graduate of a Master in Fine Arts (first class honors) from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University for her project Concentrated Drift. She was the recipient of the Henrietta Lola Tunbridge Watercolour Award in 2015 and first runner up in the 2017/18 Olivia Bower Spencer Award in 2016. She has been part of group shows in Wellington, Auckland and Hamilton and currently holds a studio practice in a studio on K Rd. Over the last six years she has been a studio tutor with Fine Young Artists and at Corbans Art Estate and Studio One, running the painting and drawing courses; sense like a spider, wild colour roaming, sunray sound painting and colour copy.
At Selwyn Community Education, Kathryn teaches Art Making for Children, Drawing for Beginners, Drawing for Beginners Next Steps, Contemporary and Abstract Drawing.
Feedback from customer on Drawing Next Steps:
"I have returned to Kathryn’s next stage of drawing/art as I found the Beginner’s Course in August/September last year very enlightening and her teaching skills and knowledge passed on to her students were exceptional. She inspired me to try my hand at drawing – the first time I’d tried to draw as an adult – and I genuinely was amazed at what she helped me achieve in that introductory class. Also, I found that the learning and exploring environment she created helped me to really ‘switch off’ from day-to-day work-related matters, which in turn was very refreshing, rewarding and therapeutic.
Thank you for the opportunity to share my first-hand experience of your superb and gifted teacher." Name withheld at student request. Feb 2017
Contemporary & Abstract Drawing class February 2017:
"For someone who has not been aware of contemporary art over the last 20 years apart from attending exhibitions - this was a fascinating class to participate in. Kathryn is an excellent tutor. Her teaching method is to explain the style and then to have everyone jump in and have a go at replication in your own way. As an older citizen with no artistic experience this is initially a little challenging but over the course very rewarding and liberating.