Lesson Info & other important stuff:

My Studio & the home of  

'Discoveries' Art School:

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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 3:

Because spaces only become available after current students get sick of me and leave, there are typically very few new spaces available each term. Nice for me but hard for new students. 

Best to contact me directly if keen.


~ 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 :-)



Sorry - no 101 this term 😢

~ 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.  



Wednesdays 9.30-12 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)

Wednesdays, 1-3.30 pm

Thursdays, 9.30-12 noon

Thursdays 1-3.30 pm

Fridays, 9.30-12 noon

Fridays, 1-3.30 pm

Term  Dates 2020:


Term 1 ...

Wednesday 3 February - Friday 23 April

(No classes Wed 31/3- Fri 9/4)

Term 2 ...

Wednesday 5 May - Friday 9 July

Term 3 ...

Wednesday 21 July - Friday 24 September

Term 4 ...

Wednesday 6 October- Friday 10 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

Minimum class size:

5 students

What I supply:


Cosy, light, warm studio.

Individual guidance & encouragement

to help you grow into your Art.

28+ years of painting & drawing experience.

(Very!) fully equiped studio


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 sense of fun - and... 

a dash of tenacity


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.