Draw and Paint

Do you want to know more?

Here's a list of useful resources and links.

Art Centers Art classes to improve your skills.

Mairangi Arts Centre Mairangi Arts Centre run art classes for both children and adults, in a range of art mediums.
Mairangi Bay, Auckland, New Zealand.

  Check with your local city council, most have community based art centres that run art classes.

Art Materials Distributors & Manufacturers - information about art materials. What products are available and how to use them?
These products are available through art stores.

Art Spectrum Art Spectrum is dedicated to creating the finest possible artists' colours manufacturing oils, watercolours, gouache, pastels and inks and associated mediums and primers.

DAS-Draw Art Supplies Everything for the Artist in you. Workshops, Artist Tips, Galleries and over 300 Links for the artist minded.

Faber-Castell Art & Graphic line offers the absolute finest art materials for professional artists.

FAS-Fine Art Supplies Manufacturers of Artist paints, Face Paint, inks, stains, glues and dyes. For more information on gesso primer and acrylic paint.

Jasco Everyone is born with the potential to be an artist in their own way. Quench your creative thirst with the amazing range of art and craft products available from Jasco - from fine art materials for the experienced artist or beginner art sets to help get you started, to craft products for your favourite hobby and much more!

Matisse Derivan Matisse is a professional artist acrylic colour of international standard. It is water-resistant, permanent and totally flexible in light and heavy impasto applications.

Spicers Paper Serving peoples' paper needs in New Zealand for almost 100 years, we're innovative, enthusiastic, and equally at home with new technology and the environment.

Staedtler Graphite pencils and accessories.For more information on pencils, erasers, and sharpeners.

Art Shops Where to buy your art supplies.

Gordon Harris At a Gordon Harris store you can find everything to inspire and support your creativity. Whether painting for exhibition or pleasure, designing for clients or for yourself, we will assist you with selecting the right products to bring your ideas to life.
Northridge Plaza, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand.
31 Symonds St, Auckland, New Zealand.
4 Gillies Ave, Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand.
386 Anglesea St, Hamilton, New Zealand.
170 Victoria St, Wellington, New Zealand.
136 Worcester St, Christchurch, New Zealand.

National Art Supplies National Art Supplies Ltd, a wholly owned and operated New Zealand company, is a major supplier to educational institutions throughout the country. We are focused on excellence in product knowledge, product quality and customer service.
Our goal in bringing you this website is to raise your awareness of the products and services we can offer in the art, design and graphic areas. These products are sure to take your creative energy to its maximum level.
41-43 Neilson St, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand.

Studio Art Supplies Graphic & fine art materials for artists of all levels. We stock a wide selection of pencils, pastels, paints, mediums, brushes and papers including Schoellershammer, Hahnemule.
Phone +64-9-360 1238
835 Crummer Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand.

Takapuna Art Supplies Takapuna Art Supplies
We stock a wide selection of pencils, pastels, paints, mediums, brushes and papers.
For drawing in graphite pencil, coloured pencil, pastel, oil pastel.
And painting in watercolour, acrylic, oil and waterbased oil.
Phone +64-9-489 7213
124 Anzac Street, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
Order Art Supplies Online
Takapuna Art Supplies Blog


Books Bookstores, where you can buy books to help research your drawing subjects.

The Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop
They have one of the largest selections of quality children's books in New Zealand, and a range of educational toys, puzzles, games, music and audio books.
Phone +64-9-376 7283
1 Jervois Road, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand.

The Children's Bookshop
The Children's Bookshop is a privately owned independent specialist bookstore dedicated to providing the widest range of children's and young adult literature from New Zealand and around the world.
Phone +64-4-387 3905
Shop 26 Kilbirnie Plaza, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand.

Children's Bookshop
They have one of the largest selections of quality children's books in New Zealand, and a range of educational toys, puzzles, games, music and audio books.
Phone +64-3-366 5274
Shop 5 Blenheim Square, 227 Blenheim Road, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Wheelers Books
New Zealand's largest online new book supplier to Schools & Libraries.

Libraries Reference books and books to borrow.

  Check with your local library, they will have books on New Zealand native birds.

Lighting Studio Lighting.

Lamp Specialists Lamp Specialists Limited is New Zealand's largest privately owned provider of lamps, lights, bulbs and related accessories.
Daylight Blue Bulb - Crompton Craftlight 100 watt, light bulb that is close to daylight in colour, with screw or bayonet fitting.
Philips Florescent Tubes - Philips Super 90 Series, florescent tube, available in different lengths, ideal for applications where colour rendering is of paramount importance.
Glenfield, Auckland, New Zealand.
Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand.
Petone, Wellington, New Zealand.
Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Museums A source to help research your drawing subjects.

NZ Museums Take a tour of New Zealand Museums.
Wherever you are heading, there are national treasures to discover.

Te Papa To explore the breadth of the New Zealand story - from the shaping of its land to the spirit of its diverse peoples, from its unique wildlife to its distinctive visual culture.

New Zealand Birds For more information about New Zealand Birds, and where to find them.

BirdingNZ The New Zealand Birding Network is a group of operators located throughout New Zealand offering bird-watching orientated tours, excursions and accommodation.

DOC The Department of Conservation is the central government organisation charged with conserving the natural and historic heritage of New Zealand on behalf of and for the benefit of present and future New Zealanders.

Forest & Bird The Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand is New Zealand's largest national conservation organisation. The Society's mission is to preserve and protect the native plants and animals and natural features of New Zealand.

Ornithological Society of NZ Encourages, organises and promotes the study of birds and their habitats.

Tiritiri Matangi Island Tiritiri Matangi Island is one of New Zealand's conservation projects.
Hauraki Gulf, Auckland, New Zealand.

Photography Photographers and photographic equipment.

Rod Morris Productions For photographic coverage of Natural History from New Zealand, Oceania, Australia, South East Asia, Madagascar and Antarctica, including native and introduced mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, freshwater fish, invertebrates, plants, fossils, landforms and scenics . . .
Dunedin, New Zealand.

Photo Warehouse Suppliers of quality photographic equipment & accessories.
Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand.
Central City, Auckland, New Zealand.
Central City, Wellington, New Zealand.
Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand.

More Resources

Kids Books NZ A blog that reviews children's books.