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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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Monday Clay Clique

Build confidence and develop fine motor skills while we explore creativity using experimentation and clay construction techniques to create ceramic sculptures.

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

Ages
5 - 7 years
Monday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks / no class on 28 Oct (Labour Day)
14 Oct to 09 Dec
Non member
$185.00
young member
$170.00

Tuesday Daytime Clay Making

Make and explore clay with experienced potter and tutor, Paul Pachter in this 3 hour class. Principal techniques around wheel throwing and hand building will be taught, as well as glazing and some clay/glaze theory. Students can follow techniques taught or be supported in self-directed projects. Firing and material costs included.

Ages
All levels
Tuesday

12:00pm - 3:00pm

8 weeks
15 Oct to 03 Dec
Non member
$305.00
member
$295.00

Advanced Watercolours

A user-friendly class with excellent demonstrations for intermediate-advanced students. In depth knowledge delivered with humour and plain speak. Relax, enjoy and learn.

Ages
Advanced
Tuesday

1:00pm - 4:00pm

8 weeks
15 Oct to 03 Dec
Non member
$240.00
member
$220.00

Tuesday Clay Making

Wheel throwing and hand building techniques will be taught. Firing and material costs included.

Ages
All levels
Tuesday

7:00pm - 9:00pm

8 weeks
15 Oct to 03 Dec
Non member
$250.00
member
$225.00

Create a 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
10- 17 years
Tuesday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
15 Oct to 03 Dec
Non member
$170.00
young member
$155.00

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
15 Oct to 03 Dec
Non member
$155.00
young member
$140.00

Introduction to Clay

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
15 Oct to 03 Dec
Non member
$185.00
young member
$170.00

Tuesday 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
5 - 8 yrs
Tuesday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
15 Oct to 03 Dec
Non member
$155.00
young member
$140.00

Expressive Acrylics Evening

Enjoyable and fast-paced, this class explores the versatility and techniques of acrylic paints with emphasis on abstract design principles. Fabulous tutor demos and step-by-step guides.

Ages
All levels
Tuesday

7:00pm - 9:00pm

8 weeks
15 Oct to 03 Dec
Non member
$140.00
member
$125.00