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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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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
19 Oct to 07 Dec
Non member
$165.00
young member
$150.00

Intaglio Etching

Learn the techniques to produce intaglio etchings using zinc plates, grounds and acid. For the more experienced, Lisz will push boundaries using a variety of technical skills.

Ages
All levels
Tuesday

9:30am - 12:30pm

8 weeks
19 Oct to 07 Dec
Non member
$225.00
member
$195.00

Comic Book Club

This class aims to teach through games and practice the theory and processes behind creating a comic book.

Ages
8 - 12 years
Tuesday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
19 Oct to 07 Dec
Non member
$145.00
young member
$130.00

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

8 weeks
20 Oct to 08 Dec
Non member
$225.00
member
$195.00

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

8 weeks
20 Oct to 08 Dec
Non member
$225.00
member
$195.00

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

8 weeks
20 Oct to 08 Dec
Non member
$225.00
member
$195.00

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

8 weeks
20 Oct to 08 Dec
Non member
$235.00
member
$215.00

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 years
Wednesday

4:30pm - 6pm

 
8 weeks
20 Oct to 08 Dec
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 years
Wednesday

4.30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
20 Oct to 08 Dec
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.

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

 

Ages
11-17 years
Wednesday

4.30pm-6pm

8 weeks
20 Oct to 08 Dec
Non member
$165.00
young member
$150.00

Creating on Fabric

Learn many ways to decorate on fabric. We will explore various approaches of creating images and designs through printing, painting, and dyeing. Once we experiment and have fun with our individual projects, we will take part in a community collaboration!
 

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

Ages
10-17 years
Wednesday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
20 Oct to 08 Dec
Non member
$180.00
young member
$165.00

Cartooning

Suitable for beginners and intermediates desirous of fellowshipping, this class will cover cartoon character creation, background drafting, inking and caption writing. Four categories will be covered being:

Humour                 Just for fun

Ages
all levels
Wednesday

7pm-9pm

8 weeks
20 Oct to 08 Dec
Non member
$180.00
member
$165.00

Beginners' Soap Making

Soap Making

Learn how to make soap from scratch using the cold process technique. 

Over six evenings, we will cover the theory of soap making, the different oils and fats used to make soap, how to calculate your own recipes, colouring and fragrancing your soap, and how to add various ingredients to your soap. Aside from the theory, you will also make a small loaf of soap each evening for you to take home and keep. All materials are provided  ($60 value) and included within the class fee.

Ages
Beginners
Wednesday

7pm-9pm

6 weeks
20 Oct to 24 Nov
Non member
$215.00
member
$200.00

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

9:00am - 12.00pm

8 weeks
21 Oct to 09 Dec
Non member
$350.00
member
$325.00

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 years
Thursday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
21 Oct to 09 Dec
Non member
$165.00
young member
$150.00