Lesson Info & other important stuff:

My Studio & the home of  

'Discoveries' Art School:

Diana's Happiness GUARANTEE:

Because I cannot bear the thought of anyone being tied into 10 weeks of classes they are not enjoying...

If, after your first class you decide you totally hate Discoveries - or me (sniff),

I will TOTALLY REFUND your term's fees.

Contact me on:

Text: 021 433 163,

Email: diananplank@gmail.com

or click here... to flick me a quick email.

Lesson times Term 4:

(Classes confirmed once minimum number reached :-)


~ First Steps - 101 ~

Structured lessons designed to introduce students to a mix of drawing, shading, colour mixing & brush techniques. 

This programme is designed around one simple question - "What was I wanting (& needing) in Art Lessons when I first started out on my Arty journey?

I feel a wee bit like a magician's cheat ‘unmystifing’ for students  just how 'learnable' many art techniques are but hey,  

I can live with that :-)


 Wednesdays 1 - 3.30 pm


~ First Steps - 102 ~

Building upon what we learned in Term 1, this term builds on our understanding of composition and introduces a number of 'subjects' including still life, landscapes to furry friend painting.  


Fridays 9.30am - 12 noon

~ Different Strokes ~

Working on your own material with individualised support to encourage & motivate you as you explore, play, experiment & create your unique works of Art.

Each week we expand our arty knowledge with a Sneak Peek at an 'ism', a technique, an Artist...(etc)

Thursdays, 9.30-12 noon

Thursdays 1-3.30 pm &

Fridays, 1-3.30 pm

Term  Dates 2020:


Term 1 ...

Wednesday 29 January - Friday 3 April

Term 2 ...

Wednesday 29 April - Friday 10 July

Term 3 ...

Wednesday 22 July - Friday 25 September

Term 4 ...

Wednesday 7 October- Friday 11 December

Lesson Cost:

$345 per 10 week term - Weekdays

~ 2.5 hours per class ~

Both 'First Steps' & 'Different Strokes' Students

Maximum class size:

6 students only

Minimum class size:

5 students

What I supply:


Cosy, light, warm Studio.

Guidance, support & encouragement

to help you grow into your Art.

26+ years of painting & drawing experience.

(Very!) fully equiped studio with everything from sewing machine to soldering stand 

(Plus the usual Arty stuff.)


Fun, relaxed environment.

Animals galore - the fish & feathered friends are not that good at cuddles but the fury friends are pretty good at them.

What you supply:

A 'have a go' attitude; 

a touch of tenacity,

and a good sense of fun

(cos we are more creative when we're having fun :-)


First Steps (newbies):

Starter Art kit required - BYO or buy from me at cost.

Different Strokes (not-so-newbies):

All 'Arty stuff' required for your Arty endeavours.

Web site Editors - Floyd & Luchi. 

Great Art Critics, they like to hang in the Studio offering endless input - & cuddles.

© 2016 - Discoveries Art School - Diana Nicholson-Plank, Teacher & Artist

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