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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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Contemporary Pictorial & Abstract Art

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

7 weeks / No class on 25 October (Labour Weekend)
18 Oct to 06 Dec
Non member
$195.00
member
$170.00

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

1pm - 4pm

7 weeks / No class on 25 October (Labour weekend)
18 Oct to 06 Dec
Non member
$195.00
member
$170.00

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

7 weeks / No class on 25 October (Labour Weekend)
18 Oct to 06 Dec
Non member
$255.00
member
$240.00

Monday Evening Clay Making

Melissa Mead

Come join a dynamic 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

7pm - 9pm

7 weeks / No class on 25 October (Labour Weekend)
18 Oct to 06 Dec
Non member
$175.00
member
$165.00

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
8-12 years
Monday

4:30pm - 6pm

7 weeks / No class on 25 October (Labour Weekend)
18 Oct to 06 Dec
Non member
$145.00
young member
$130.00

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

7 weeks / No class on 25 October (Labour Weekend)
18 Oct to 06 Dec
Non member
$175.00
young member
$160.00

Fashion Drawing

Learn to draw the fashion figure in a step by step manner. You will experience the creative process of design development along with drawing and rendering garments on the fashion figure.

 

***Students must be within the stated age range.***
Ages
11 - 17 years
Monday

4:30pm - 6.00pm

7 weeks / No class on 25 October (Labour Weekend)
18 Oct to 06 Dec
Non member
$160.00
young member
$145.00

Play & Fun in Art

The aim of this course is to give an opportunity for young children to explore new materials and stimulate their creativity in a playful atmosphere. Each class has a unique theme and material, teaching the fundamental skills of each through games and activities like timed drawing. 

Ages
5 - 8 years
Monday

4:30pm - 6pm

7 weeks / No class on 25 October (Labour Weekend)
18 Oct to 06 Dec
Non member
$145.00
young member
$130.00

Advanced Watercolours

A user-friendly class with excellent demonstrations for intermediate-advanced students. In-depth knowledge delivered with humour and plain speak. Relax, enjoy and learn.

Ages
Advanced
Tuesday

1pm - 4pm

8 weeks
19 Oct to 07 Dec
Non member
$260.00
member
$240.00

Tuesday 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
Tuesday

12pm - 3pm

8 weeks
19 Oct to 07 Dec
Non member
$290.00
member
$275.00

Lively Sketching with Pen & Wash

Come and join Michelle for a Sketching and drawing course. Let's get that sketch book going and develop skills with pencil, pen, watercolour and charcoal creating lively drawing with expressive use of line and mark making. We will learn more about tone, contrast, colour and form, looking at genres such as landscape, botanical, objects, animals.

This is a fun experimental class with lots of tips and tricks along the way. Suitable for beginners and intermediate

Ages
Beginners - Intermediate
Tuesday

9.15am - 11.45am

8 weeks
19 Oct to 07 Dec
Non member
$200.00
member
$185.00

Tuesday Evening Clay Making

Melissa Mead

Come join a dynamic 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
Tuesday

7pm - 9pm

8 weeks
19 Oct to 07 Dec
Non member
$195.00
member
$185.00

Expressive Acrylics Evening

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
Tuesday

7pm - 9pm

8 weeks
19 Oct to 07 Dec
Non member
$160.00
member
$145.00

Intermediate Painting

This class will focus on drawing skills such as composition, perspective, drawing techniques and cartooning. Students will then use this as a basis to develop a painting.

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

Ages
11- 17 years
Tuesday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
19 Oct to 07 Dec
Non member
$180.00
young member
$165.00

Tuesday Introduction to Clay

Get to know clay - how it works and what you can do with it. Learn basic techniques to help you bring your ideas to life.

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

Ages
8 -12 years
Tuesday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
19 Oct to 07 Dec
Non member
$200.00
young member
$185.00