mehrdad tahan artist

Art Classes and Portrait Commissions

Award-winning Christchurch artist, Merhdad Tahan

Tahan Art Studio prides itself on its excellent customer service, group and individual art classes and workshops. It has been established for nearly 40 years by the multi award winner artist Mehrdad Tahan, who has presented a high level of quality commissioned paintings, as well as conducting art tuition for beginners to advanced students in Iran, Sweden, and New Zealand. Tahan has been featured in various publications, including ‘Concise Dictionary of New Zealand artists and art magazines.

The aim is to lead art lovers to experience and learn the classical method and techniques to build a strong foundation and skill to be able to create their own way of art.

For those who are interested in learning art of drawing and painting, but are not sure where to start, could receive a special offer of one hour complimentary session which includes the materials provided, so they can try out a glimpse of our art tuition and receive advice and guidance on their learning. For all enquiries on art tuition, please visit the art class page to register.

For all commissions on portraiture, landscape and all other subject matter, in line drawings including graphite, pen and ink, charcoals, and painting in oils, watercolor, pastels, please email through the contact page.

art classes

art classes by Mehrdad Tahan

portrait commissions

portrait painting by Mehrdad Tahan

testimonials from our art class students

“I have attended art classes with Mehrdad for several years. I have found his teaching style and expertise of great assistance in developing my style of art.”
Greg Robinson

“I have been attending Mehrdad’s art classes for a year and have learned heaps in that time. I started off with drawing and more recently have been learning how to paint with oils. I can highly recommend these classes.”
Sue Beechey

“I have always wanted to paint in oils and joining Tahan Art Classes has made that dream real. I began by drawing and soon moved into the painting. Everytime I think I’ve ruined my painting or become stuck, Mehrdad comes along and helps me get back on track.”
Caroline Fitzgerald

Mehrdad’s knowledge and teaching skills makes for a most rewarding experience. His classes are suitable for all levels who want to learn how to draw and paint.”
Alan Raine

“Mehrdad is great at teaching students as individuals based on their ability and chosen medium. Highly recommend his classes.”
Kevin Broadhurst

“Great classes for any level! Would recommend to anyone!”
Natalia Orlova

“I started art classes with Mehrdad this year and have enjoyed the classes very much. Mehrdad has so much knowledge and is able to teach from beginner students to someone who may have been painting or drawing for sometime and wishes to up their skill level. I would therefore highly recommend his classes.”
Gretta Leigh

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