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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.

Browse/book our classes below and use the class finder on your left to filter your search!

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UPDATED- 13 March 2020- What's On Term 1 & 2 classes: https://bit.ly/2w5qYjV

NEW INSERT- 13 March 2020- New workshops & other news: https://bit.ly/3b21lzt

 

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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
29 Apr to 17 Jun
Non member
$175.00
young member
$160.00

Wednesday Drawing

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
8 - 12 yrs
Wednesday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
29 Apr to 17 Jun
Non member
$160.00
young member
$145.00

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
29 Apr to 24 Jun
Non member
$245.00
member
$215.00

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
29 Apr to 24 Jun
Non member
$245.00
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
29 Apr to 24 Jun
Non member
$245.00
member
$215.00

Realistic Drawing

Simplify the challenge of capturing a likeness in Realistic Drawing. Use photo references with your preference of portrait, landscape or still life.

Ages
All levels
Wednesday

1pm - 3.30pm

9 weeks
29 Apr to 24 Jun
Non member
$250.00
member
$225.00

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
29 Apr to 24 Jun
Non member
$280.00
member
$260.00

Teen 3D Visual Arts Design in Glass

This term class is dedicated to students studying Visual Arts Year 11-13. Come along and get creative learning about the lost wax method of glass casting. You will learn practical and technical skills and make a small body of kiln cast 3D crystal glass works. It would be great to develop work to support your school curriculum studies. All materials and firing costs included in class fee. 

Ages
15 - 18 years
Wednesday

4pm - 6.30pm

8 weeks
29 Apr to 17 Jun
Non member
$325.00
member
$305.00

Painting for Beginners

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
30 Apr to 18 Jun
Non member
$160.00
young member
$145.00