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Learn & Create

This workshop takes you through a self-exploration journey where you’ll create your very own works of art. Lucie will be there to help spark your imagination and provide all the materials you need to bring all ideas to life. We’ll explore the inspiring women in our communities as well as those known worldwide and then you will work on a hand-embellished paper collage on canvas.

Ages
youth age 13+ & adults
Sunday
Weekend Workshop

10.30am-1pm

13 Dec
Non member
$10.00
member
$8.00

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
Tuesday

9:30am - 12:30pm

9 weeks
09 Feb to 06 Apr
Non member
$250.00
member
$220.00

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

9 weeks
09 Feb to 06 Apr
Non member
$325.00
member
$310.00

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

9 weeks
09 Feb to 06 Apr
Non member
$220.00
member
$210.00

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

1:00pm - 4:00pm

9 weeks
09 Feb to 06 Apr
Non member
$290.00
member
$270.00

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

7:00pm - 9:00pm

9 weeks
09 Feb to 06 Apr
Non member
$180.00
member
$165.00

Beginners' Soap Making

Soap Making

Learn how to make soap from scratch using the cold process technique. 

Over six evenings, we will cover the theory of soap making, the different oils and fats used to make soap, how to calculate your own recipes, colouring and fragrancing your soap, and how to add various ingredients to your soap. Aside from the theory, you will also make a small loaf of soap each evening for you to take home and keep. All materials are provided  ($60 value) and included within the class fee.

Ages
Beginners
Tuesday

7pm-9pm

6 weeks
09 Feb to 16 Mar
Non member
$215.00
member
$200.00

Exploring Acrylics

A painting adventure designed for those who would like to extend their creative thinking. Different painting styles will be explored to develop an individual approach.

Ages
All levels
Wednesday

9:30am - 12:30pm

9 weeks
10 Feb to 07 Apr
Non member
$250.00
member
$220.00

First Steps in Watercolour

Learn step by step everything you need to know to produce saleable paintings under the guidance of one of New Zealand's most respected artists. This is a structured course that begins with the basics and builds towards proficiency through practice exercises and demonstration. If you are a total beginner or have some expertise already, this is the course for you.

 

Ages
Beginners - Intermediate
Wednesday

9.30am - 12.30pm

9 weeks
10 Feb to 07 Apr
Non member
$250.00
member
$220.00

Watercolour

If you are keen to develop proficiency in watercolour, this is the class that delivers results. Many of Brian’s pupils gain professional status - you could be one of them! This class is not suitable for beginners - you may like to send an example of your work to the office to make sure this class is suitable for you.

Ages
Intermediate
Wednesday

1pm - 4pm

9 weeks
10 Feb to 07 Apr
Non member
$250.00
member
$220.00

Crystal Glass Evening

Students will work on their own work and learn to make glass objects via wax models, silicon mould-making, kiln mould-making. Lots of fun and a great class environment. Suitable all levels, beginners to advanced. Glass costs extra.

Ages
All levels
Wednesday

7pm - 9pm

9 weeks (no class on 17 February)
10 Feb to 14 Apr
Non member
$285.00
member
$265.00

Advanced Soap Making

Soap Making
This is an advanced course for those who have completed the beginners course or those familiar with the cold process soap making technique. Over six evenings, you will learn how to improve the quality of your soap, how to add fresh ingredients to your soap, different ways of making milk soaps, and additional colouring techniques. Each evening includes a theory part and practical session, where you get to make a soap to take home with  you. All materials are provided ($60 value) and included within the class fee.

 

Ages
Advanced
Wednesday

7pm-9pm

6 weeks
10 Feb to 17 Mar
Non member
$215.00
member
$200.00

Crystal Glass

Students will work on their own work and learn to make glass objects via wax models, silicon mould-making, kiln mould-making. Lots of fun and a great class environment.Glass costs extra. 

Ages
All levels
Thursday

9:30am - 12.30pm

9 weeks (no class on 18 February)
11 Feb to 15 Apr
Non member
$395.00
member
$365.00

Acrylic Realism

Learn drawing skills to develop a foundation toward realistic painting in acrylics. Work on your own projects in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with an experienced tutor. All levels welcome.

Ages
All levels
Thursday

7pm - 9pm

9 weeks
11 Feb to 08 Apr
Non member
$180.00
member
$165.00

Painting with Friends Untutored

Join our circle of friends and enjoy a morning of dabbling in your favourite medium. This is an untutored group led by Susan Lawrence.

Ages
All levels
Friday

9:30am - 12:30pm

9 weeks. no class 2 April (Good Friday)
12 Feb to 16 Apr
Non member
$100.00
member
$90.00