Information on
Courses, Tutors
& Artists
(c) Scott Meyers
(c) Kirsty Porter
We no longer run art classes at Ochre.
This page is now devoted to course information in the Manawatu, neighbouring districts and Ochre Arts' customer community.

These tutors listed teach independently in our local regions. Some may be available for private tuition. They can be contacted through us if their
details are unlisted.

If you are a tutor teaching arts courses in the Manawatu or neighbouring districts, or an artist supplied by Ochre Art Supplies, and would like us to
list your details FREE on this page, please contact us at Ochre.

Please add Ochre to your art links on your own website, so we can work together to advertise each other.


  • All registered teachers get a standard 10% off RP on all purchases (*excludes Trade Me purchases). Large orders may qualify for higher discounts.
  • Other arts tutors and their students qualify for discounts by arrangement. If you're buying from us, or sending students to us, you qualify.
  • We can custom-prepare student packs of materials to your specifications, source specialist items, and stock your regular items in store.
  • We  take phone or email orders and can send out to you.
  • Free delivery of larger orders or items within Palmerston North centre, or to a central point in Sanson, Bulls or Marton.
  • We can provide specialist advice on arts products to students and educators.
  • Our staff can hold technical demonstrations on a variety of art products on request, either in store or at your venue. We have specialist knowledge not usually taught in arts courses.
  • We can advertise your courses here on our site.


  • We can help artists in our customer community with their advertising by posting advertising material in our shop, listing on this site, and establishing reciprocal links on our/their websites.
  • We exhibit in our store a limited number of selected artworks by our customers, on a short-term basis, for a 20% commission (by arrangement only. Conditions apply).
  • Members of our customer community receive 10% off RRP on all purchases (*excludes Trade Me purchases)
Duncan Hill
Duncan likes to help people connect with
nature, themselves and the world. In his
teaching capacity Duncan has been teaching art
in a classroom setting and with adults and
children since 1991 and has tutored drawing and
painting in a variety of media. He enjoys the
interaction with people and walking in with
them in their creative travels.
For more of Duncan’s work or enquiries
about workshops:
Kerry Wales
Oil Painting, Life Drawing
Kerry is a professional artist now teaching
courses in Levin. Kerry Wales is a professional
artist living at Otaki Beach, New Zealand. He
studied art at the Brera Academy in Milan and
lived for several years in Rome teaching and
painting. He has held exhibitions in Rome,
Wellington and Auckland and is a recognised
New Zealand designer of fine furniture.
Contact 06 364 0991 or 021 134 5665
Store hours:
9.30am to 4pm
Monday - Friday
10.30am to 2pm
Ochre Art Supplies,
Square Edge Building,
49, The Square,
Palmerston North,
New Zealand
Ph/fax 06 355 8045
(C) Ochre Art Supplies.
All photos on this
page by Maria
Clement (C).

Copyright of images of
tutors' or artists' works
remains with the
individual artists.
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Painting Classes with Vonnie Sterritt
Vonnie works as a full time artist in the Manawatu.
She specialises in  New Zealand iconic landscape
paintings. Commissioned paintings are a specialty.
International recognition has afforded Vonnie a
recent artist residency at Illinois University. She has
exhibited in the States on three occasions and has
been awarded an Arts Council Grant assisting her visit
and exhibition in Palmerston North’s sister city,
Missoula Montana.
She has presented art teaching seminars in New York
and Hong Kong, and is a co-author of two practical art
teaching guides, “Toi Matarau”, and a published
illustrator of children’s books. or phone her on 027 246 8043.
Studio @ 791 Main St, Palmerston North.
Courses & Tutors
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New In Store

Art Enthusiasts Class

incorporating both drawing and
painting has vacancies currently for
new enthusiasts.

For  information about current or
upcoming classes,
Sue Artner
Colour and Fun
with Georgia Lambert

Get yourself out of the square...

Realise your hidden talent or expand your painting skills with a
mature, professional painter who has years of overseas studies
(bio below) and 30 years of teaching experience.
I tutor one-on-one and small groups of beginners, and also artists
wishing to investigate new areas in their work.

Please contact me Georgia at 06 354 0847
The tutors below run courses and workshops.

For information about their current and upcoming courses, please contact the tutors directly.