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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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Advanced Painting

Develop art skills at all levels. Suitable for students preparing portfolio for further studies in Art and Design. New students must have previously taken ES02, or have met with the tutor before enrolling.

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

Ages
11 -17 yrs
Wednesday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
10 Feb to 31 Mar
Non member
$180.00
young member
$165.00

Wednesday Drawing

This class covers the basic foundations of drawing. Children will learn to ‘see’ by simplifying objects into basic shapes, making them easy to draw. They will learn perspective, proportion, shadows and shading techniques while sketching from life around them and having fun! 

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

Ages
8 - 12 yrs
Wednesday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
10 Feb to 31 Mar
Non member
$165.00
young member
$150.00

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

Wednesday 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
6 - 9 yrs
Wednesday

4.30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
10 Feb to 31 Mar
Non member
$200.00
young member
$185.00

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

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 - 12 yrs
Thursday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
11 Feb to 01 Apr
Non member
$165.00
young member
$150.00

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 yrs
Thursday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
11 Feb to 01 Apr
Non member
$165.00
young member
$150.00

Thursday Exploring Art

Children will have opportunities to develop their ideas about a range of topics using a variety of drawing and painting media.

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

Ages
8 - 12 yrs
Thursday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
11 Feb to 01 Apr
Non member
$165.00
young member
$150.00

Let’s Clay!

Clay class children ceramics

Explore your imagination and learn new hand-building techniques in this class. Students will be encouraged to investigate clay through guided projects, where they can learn to make their unique creations come to life. 

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

Ages
8 - 12 yrs
Thursday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
11 Feb to 01 Apr
Non member
$200.00
young member
$185.00

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

Creative Drawing

Lines can create stories. Starting with observational drawing, students will be introduced to creative drawing techniques and will explore lines, tone, shape and form using a variety of media.

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

Ages
7 - 12 years
Friday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks / no class 2 April (Good Friday)
12 Feb to 09 Apr
Non member
$165.00
young member
$150.00

Arty Crafty Club Mornings

Creative freedom is the key in this popular weekend art club. Children are introduced to a range of materials and techniques to explore their own creative ideas using drawing, painting, assemblage, mixed media, clay sculpture and more.

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

Ages
7-12 yrs
Saturday

10am - 11:30am

8 weeks / no class 3 April (Easter Saturday)
13 Feb to 10 Apr
Non member
$180.00
young member
$165.00

Arty Crafty Club Afternoons

Children are introduced to a range of materials and techniques to explore their own creative ideas using drawing, painting, assemblage, mixed media, clay sculpture and more. This club is similar to the morning club where creative freedom is nurtured.

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

Ages
5 - 10 yrs
Saturday

12:30pm - 2pm

8 weeks / no class 3 April (Easter Saturday)
13 Feb to 10 Apr
Non member
$180.00
young member
$165.00

Saturday Drawing

Students will be led through a range of drawing techniques which they will then use in creative drawing exercises. The aim is to develop the students’ drawing skills through fun projects.

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

Ages
7 - 12 yrs
Saturday

10am - 11:30am

8 weeks / no class 3 April (Easter Saturday)
13 Feb to 10 Apr
Non member
$165.00
young member
$150.00