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Classes & Workshops

We are driven by a vision of nurturing the continuous discovery of diverse and innovative art experiences, through engaging and empowering our diverse communities through the arts.

We believe that all people have the right to recreational activities that inspires imagination and creative learning. We understand that creative activities and engagements within a supportive and positive environment can provide constructive opportunities for people to feel a sense of belonging, fostering community place-making.

Our Education Programme is grounded in our core values of Including and Respecting all people, Responsibility in the way we work and the sustainability of our organisation, Striving for Excellence, and Valuing and Embracing the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and as such, we are committed to providing safe, accessible, enjoyable, and excellent standards of recreational and educational services within the community.

Browse/book our classes below and use the class finder on your left to filter your search!

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Contemporary Art

Rationalise ideas and express your creativity to produce exciting works of art. Encompassing all styles of contemporary imagery, expand your conceptual development.

Ages
All levels
Monday

9:30am - 12:30pm

No class Monday 28 Oct (Labour Day) 2019
14 Oct to 09 Dec
Non member
$205.00
member
$185.00

Intaglio Etching

Learn the techniques to produce intaglio etchings using zinc plates, grounds and acid. For the more experienced, Lisz will push boundaries using a variety of technical skills.

Ages
All levels
Monday

9:30am - 12:30pm

No class on Monday 28 Oct (Labour Day) 2019
14 Oct to 09 Dec
Non member
$205.00
member
$185.00

Monday Daytime Clay Making

Make and explore clay with experienced potter and tutor, Paul Pachter in this 3 hour class. Principal techniques around wheel throwing and hand building will be taught, as well as glazing and some clay/glaze theory. Students can follow techniques taught or be supported in self-directed projects. Firing and material costs included.

Ages
All levels
Monday

12:00pm - 3:00pm

No class on Monday 28 Oct (Labour Day) 2019
14 Oct to 09 Dec
Non member
$305.00
member
$295.00

Expressive Acrylics

Enjoyable and fast-paced, this class explores the versatility and techniques of acrylic paints with emphasis on abstract design principles. Fabulous tutor demos and step-by-step guides.

Ages
All levels
Monday

1:00pm - 4:00pm

No class on Monday 28 Oct (Labour Day) 2019
14 Oct to 09 Dec
Non member
$205.00
member
$185.00

Realistic Oil Portrait Painting

Paint realistic portraits in the style of the old masters using photo reference. Students will be introduced to oil painting techniques, and methods for correct lighting, shading and colour choices.

Ages
All levels
Monday

1pm - 3:30pm

No class on Monday 28 Oct (Labour Day) 2019
14 Oct to 09 Dec
Non member
$210.00
member
$190.00

Monday Clay Making

Wheel throwing and hand-building techniques will be taught. Firing and material costs included.

Ages
All levels
Monday

7:00pm - 9:00pm

No class on Monday 28 Oct (Labour Day) 2019
14 Oct to 09 Dec
Non member
$250.00
member
$225.00

Creative Drawing & Painting

Students will expand their creativity by developing their knowledge and skills in art and design techniques. This class offers chances to experiment with different techniques and media.

***Students must be within the stated age range.***

Ages
7-12 yrs
Monday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks / no class on 28 Oct (Labour Day)
14 Oct to 09 Dec
Non member
$155.00
young member
$140.00

Monday Young Artists: Drawing Class

Building a creative foundation for children, this class will teach the basic skills and methods of drawing, as well as introduce basic Art History to help young minds explore and cultivate an understanding of Art.

***Students must be within the stated age range.***

Ages
5-7 years
Monday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks / no class on 28 Oct (Labour Day)
14 Oct to 09 Dec
Non member
$155.00
young member
$140.00

Mixed Media

Discover different art materials and techniques in this mixed-media class. Colour theory, lines, patterns and textures, will be explored.

***Students must be within the stated age range.***

Ages
7 - 12 years
Monday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks / no class on 28 Oct (Labour Day)
14 Oct to 09 Dec
Non member
$155.00
young member
$140.00