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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
27 Jul to 21 Sep
Non member
$265.00
member
$235.00

Soap Making

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

Over six evenings, we will cover the basics of soap making and you will create six beautiful soaps to take home with you. Each evening will focus on a different colouring and swirling technique. This class is aimed at both beginners and advanced soap makers, for those wanting to explore colouring techniques, even if you have never made soap before. All materials are provided ($60 value) and included within the class fee. 

 

Ages
Beginners to Advanced
Wednesday

7pm-9pm

6 weeks
27 Jul to 31 Aug
Non member
$230.00
member
$215.00

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
27 Jul to 21 Sep
Non member
$265.00
member
$235.00

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. Please bring $20 cash for bond for loan of wax. Bond will be refunded when students return wax. 

 

Ages
All levels
Wednesday

7pm - 9pm

9 weeks
27 Jul to 21 Sep
Non member
$300.00
member
$280.00

Wednesdays Introduction to 3D Art

KIds will explore three-dimensional building with a variety of sculpting mediums ranging from ceramics to paper-mache, homemade porcelain and paper clay as well as natural and recycled materials. There are so many ways to create a sculpture and in this class kids will learn to use a bit of innovative thinking to achieve their creative goals. Age 5-7 years

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

 

Ages
5-7 years
Wednesday

4.30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
27 Jul to 14 Sep
Non member
$220.00
young member
$205.00

Wednesday 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
Wednesday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
27 Jul to 14 Sep
Non member
$180.00
young member
$165.00

Crystal Glass Morning

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. Please bring $20 cash for bond for loan of wax. Bond will be refunded when students return wax. 

 

Ages
All levels
Thursday

9.30am-12.30pm

9 weeks
28 Jul to 22 Sep
Non member
$410.00
member
$380.00

Create an Oil Painting

Learn step by step techniques and tips to create an oil painting with experienced tutor and practising artist Annette Dickison. Oil paints can be made water-mixable, odourless, non-toxic and pleasant to use. Work on projects of your choosing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Suitable all levels, beginner to advanced.

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Ages
All levels
Thursday

1pm - 4pm

9 weeks
28 Jul to 22 Sep
Non member
$265.00
member
$235.00

Drawing & Painting in Acrylics & Oils

This inspirational and ever popular night class will teach the entire process of creating realistic drawings and paintings. Learn to paint in Acrylic or Oil paints - for those unable to attend Annette's day class. Clear instructions and excellent demonstrations will be given with lots of humour. Relax and learn, working on our own projects with a long experienced tutor. All levels.

 

Ages
All levels
Thursday

7pm - 9pm

9 weeks
28 Jul to 22 Sep
Non member
$195.00
member
$180.00

Thursday Let's Draw & Paint

We will have fun making art with paint, pastels, crayons, collage and mixed media. Children must have started school to be able to join this class.

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

 

Ages
5 -7 years
Thursday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
28 Jul to 15 Sep
Non member
$180.00
young member
$165.00

Let’s Clay!

Fire your imagination and learn new hand-building techniques in this class. You will be encouraged to explore and develop your own creative ideas to produce new and innovative outcomes that you can treasure forever. Ages: 7-12 years

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

 

Ages
7-12 years
Thursday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
28 Jul to 15 Sep
Non member
$220.00
young member
$205.00

Sketching & Painting with Gouache (Evenings)

This class will cover drawing foundations and how these skills can be used towards developing a painting. The class will focus on painting landscapes but there is also flexibility for students to paint other subject matter of their interest. Suitable beginners to intermediate 

Ages
Beginner to Intermediate
Thursday

7pm-9pm

9 weeks
28 Jul to 22 Sep
Non member
$195.00
member
$180.00

Learn to Paint

This is a beginner's class and the goal is to gradually develop the drawing and painting skills of younger children without losing their spontaneity. We focus on shading and how to use different drawing and painting techniques.

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

 

Ages
7 - 11 years
Thursday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
28 Jul to 15 Sep
Non member
$180.00
young member
$165.00

Wheel Throwing Development For Young Adults.

A new class designed solely for young adults. Explore the art of the potters wheel, throwing, building and designing forms. This can include etching, carving, and use of slips. You will be challenged to explore design, unique shapes, and refine fundamental skills. You will also glaze your own vessels at the conclusion. For all levels. 

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

Ages
13 - 19 yrs
Friday

4:30 - 6pm

9 weeks
29 Jul to 23 Sep
Non member
$175.00
young 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 co-led by Susan Lawrence & Debbie Price.

 

Ages
All levels
Friday

9:30am - 12:30pm

9 weeks
29 Jul to 23 Sep
Non member
$115.00
member
$105.00