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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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The Wonders of Clay!

Turn those wonderful imaginative ideas into clay creations. Learn hand building techniques to help bring your ideas to life.

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

 

Ages
6 - 9 years
Wednesday

4.30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
04 May to 22 Jun
Non member
$210.00
young member
$195.00

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
04 May to 29 Jun
Non member
$260.00
member
$230.00

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

no class Weds 22 June
04 May to 06 Jul
Non member
$260.00
member
$230.00

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
Wednesday

7pm-9pm

6 weeks
04 May to 08 Jun
Non member
$225.00
member
$210.00

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
04 May to 29 Jun
Non member
$295.00
member
$275.00

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
05 May to 23 Jun
Non member
$175.00
young member
$160.00

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.

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

 

Ages
8 - 11 years
Thursday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
05 May to 23 Jun
Non member
$210.00
young member
$195.00

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. 

 

Ages
All levels
Thursday

9.30am-12.30pm

9 weeks
05 May to 30 Jun
Non member
$405.00
member
$375.00

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
05 May to 30 Jun
Non member
$260.00
member
$230.00

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
05 May to 30 Jun
Non member
$190.00
member
$175.00

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 - 11 years
Friday

4:30pm - 6pm

No class 24 June (Matariki Day)
06 May to 01 Jul
Non member
$175.00
young member
$160.00

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/no class on 24 June Matariki holiday
06 May to 08 Jul
Non member
$110.00
member
$100.00

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
06 May to 01 Jul
Non member
$170.00
young member
$160.00

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 - 11 years
Saturday

10am - 11:30am

8 weeks/No Class 6 June (Queen's Birthday) and 24 June (Matariki Day)
07 May to 09 Jul
Non member
$175.00
young member
$160.00

Explorations in Art

We will begin our exciting exploration in art through 2D creations of painting and drawing. From there, we will introduce the third dimension of 3D forms through sculpture and mixed media.  Each week, participating young artists will learn new creative skills and make-and-take home their masterpieces!

 

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

 

Ages
5-8 years
Saturday

10.30am-12pm

8 weeks/no class Queen's B/day Sat 4 June or Matariki Sat 25 June
07 May to 09 Jul
Non member
$155.00
young member
$140.00