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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.

 

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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
20 Jul to 07 Sep
Non member
$160.00
young member
$145.00

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
20 Jul to 07 Sep
Non member
$160.00
young member
$145.00

Mixed Media

Discover great artists and learn about many art materials and techniques in this mixed-media based 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
20 Jul to 07 Sep
Non member
$160.00
young member
$145.00

Clay Clique

Build confidence and develop fine motor skills while we explore creativity using experimentation and clay construction techniques to create ceramic sculptures.

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

Ages
5 - 7 years
Monday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
20 Jul to 07 Sep
Non member
$195.00
young member
$180.00

Contemporary Art Abstract & Pictorial

Free to express your artistic flow. An exciting diverse contemporary art class welcomes the development of all artistic styles expressing your creativity.

Ages
All levels
Monday

9:30am - 12:30pm

9 weeks
20 Jul to 14 Sep
Non member
$245.00
member
$215.00

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

9 weeks
20 Jul to 14 Sep
Non member
$245.00
member
$215.00

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

9 weeks
20 Jul to 14 Sep
Non member
$245.00
member
$215.00

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

9 weeks
20 Jul to 14 Sep
Non member
$250.00
member
$225.00

Monday Afternoon Clay Making

Melissa Mead

Come join a dynamic three hour class tailored to share the passion of handbuilding, throwing and glazing.  You will be guided and challenged to use a foundation of skills for creating functional or sculptural forms. Clay/glaze/firing not included in price. Suitable all levels.

Ages
All levels
Monday

12pm-3pm

9 weeks
20 Jul to 14 Sep
Non member
$320.00
member
$305.00