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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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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
28 Jul to 22 Sep
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
28 Jul to 22 Sep
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
28 Jul to 22 Sep
Non member
$285.00
member
$265.00

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
28 Jul to 15 Sep
Non member
$165.00
young member
$150.00

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
28 Jul to 15 Sep
Non member
$200.00
young member
$185.00

Expressive Portraits

Learn the fundamentals of drawing a face, and how to bring them to life with a variety of techniques. Students will enjoy developing their own style to create unique portraits. We will work in pencil and experiment with watercolour and coloured pencils.

 

Ages
11-17 years
Wednesday

4.30pm-6pm

8 weeks
28 Jul to 15 Sep
Non member
$165.00
young member
$150.00

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
29 Jul to 23 Sep
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
29 Jul to 23 Sep
Non member
$180.00
member
$165.00

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
29 Jul to 16 Sep
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
29 Jul to 16 Sep
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
29 Jul to 16 Sep
Non member
$200.00
young member
$185.00

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.

 

 

Thursday

1pm-4pm

9 weeks
29 Jul to 23 Sep
Non member
$225.00
member
$195.00

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
30 Jul to 24 Sep
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
30 Jul to 17 Sep
Non member
$165.00
young member
$150.00

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
31 Jul to 18 Sep
Non member
$160.00
young member
$145.00