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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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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
04 May to 22 Jun
Non member
$180.00
young member
$165.00

Tuesday 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
Tuesday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
04 May to 22 Jun
Non member
$165.00
young member
$150.00

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 yrs
Tuesday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
04 May to 22 Jun
Non member
$200.00
young member
$185.00

Tuesday Exploring Art

What's your favourite animal on land and under the sea, now or long ago? Using paint, pastels, pencils or crayons we'll create feathers and fur, teeth and claws, scales and fins.

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

Ages
7 - 13 yrs
Tuesday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
04 May to 22 Jun
Non member
$165.00
young member
$150.00

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
05 May to 30 Jun
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
05 May to 30 Jun
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
05 May to 30 Jun
Non member
$285.00
member
$265.00

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
05 May to 23 Jun
Non member
$180.00
young member
$165.00

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
05 May to 23 Jun
Non member
$200.00
young member
$185.00

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.

Ages
11 - 17 years
Wednesday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
05 May to 23 Jun
Non member
$180.00
young member
$165.00

Life Drawing

This course will guide those from beginners to advanced with drawing skills through various techniques in drawing the human form. Essential foundations will be covered as well as tips toward understanding the human form through line, tonal values and proportions. Each class will have a focus that will be followed by life drawing directly from a live model. The model’s fee is included within the class fee.

Ages
All levels
Wednesday

7pm - 9pm 

9 weeks
05 May to 30 Jun
Non member
$315.00
member
$295.00

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
06 May to 01 Jul
Non member
$180.00
member
$165.00

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
06 May to 01 Jul
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
06 May to 24 Jun
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
06 May to 24 Jun
Non member
$165.00
young member
$150.00