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After School Open Studio Art Classes in Rotorua with Janet Keen

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Due to popular demand I have increased the days that I am opening my studio to after school pupils for  painting and mosaic adventures.
The hours are 3.15pm to 5.00pm
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday  and Friday during school term.
Each lesson lasts an hour.
This is so young people don't get bored and tired.

Yukha and my cat Gary.

Everyone  will be encouraged to 
Buy a visual diary and to do

Acrylic painting Techniques for Absolute Beginners. 4 weeks taster. By Janet Keen.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  Monday or Tuesday Mornings. 9.30am to 11.30am For 4 weeks.

Start whatever date you want but I have spaces only for 8 people at a time. 

Week One 
Learning  how to handle a paint brush. 
Applying paint with a brush. 
Beginner Colour Mixing.

 Week Two
Learning to control your brush. 
Looking at positive and negative space. 
Looking at a graphic style of work. 
Paint your

Art Art journaling Instructions by Janet Keen Rotorua, New Zealand.

Friday, February 22, 2013

These are the instructions and art materials list for your art journaling workshop which I will be running at Rotorua Arts Village for 6 weeks. 
Starting  next Thursday night 28th February,  from 6 to 8pm. 

Pay at Rotorua Arts Village and turn up with your art journals and your pva and brushes. 

Plus your gesso and your brush for applying the gesso.

 You will be spending the

Art in the Park Rotorua 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Janet Keen and April Hines at their stand at Art in the Park,  Rotorua Government Gardens, photograph taken by Rotorua Arts Village Manager Tania Short.

It  was great running it with April because it made it easier for us to look after the stand. 
People just adored April's dolls, they are just so cute and well made.
I have one of my own and she's a guardian of my studio.

Tarawera Art Exhibition success, congratulations.

I had a great time going out to the exhibition at Tarawera. The day was fine, the photography by Meg Lipscomb was really fantastic.
 Because I am a photographer I  really appreciate the level of expertise and skill that Meg shows in her work.

The quality of light and the subtlety of the subject matter shows that Meg has a fine eye and many years of experience.

Meg said they estimate about

Why not illustrate your story this year?

Friday, February 8, 2013

Art Journaling Workshop.... calling all would be art journalers.

Thursday, February 7, 2013


 Create Your Own Book Using 6 different Mixed Media Techniques. 
                   Come and have a play, relax and have fun. You won't regret it and it maychange 
                   your life for the better.

Week 1. Create a Positive vision for your future, using collaged words, photos and pictures out of  old books  and magazines, glue, glitter, paint

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