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Adult Art Classes

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Weekly classes for 6 - 8 weeks

Book yourself into a term class to connect with your creativity or extend your current skills. Our dedicated and experienced tutors pass on not only their knowledge and expertise, but also their passion for the arts.

The classes cater to a wide range of student levels, in an exciting array of courses that will engage you in inspiring contemporary arts practices.

For enrollments or more information:


Phone (09) 838 4455

Daytime classes, 8 Weeks | Evening classes, 6 Weeks

DAYTIME | 8 Weeks

Expressive Life Drawing | All Levels

Allie Eagle

Wednesdays: 4 February – 25 March, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Explore contemporary and traditional life drawing techniques in both wet and dry media. Work from the clothed and unclothed figure, developing observation, anatomical and expressive skills. Extend the acquisition of practical technique with an introduction to conceptual ideas around representation of the figure. This class can be combined with the afternoon session, or taken by itself.

FEE: $215

Developing Drawing and Painting | All Levels

Allie Eagle with guest tutor Cushla Parekowhai

Wednesdays: 4 February – 25 March, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

An opportunity to Build on and consolidate existing painting and drawing skills. Join a supportive group learning environment and participate in a project exploring the self as subject. Develop your own ‘portrait of the artist’.

FEE: $135

EVENING | 6 Weeks

Exploring Printmaking | Beginners and Intermediate

Ruby Oakley

Mondays: 16 February – 23 March, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

This class is a great introduction to printing. We will cover five different print making processes using a traditional press and screen printing. These processes include monoprinting using a gelatin plate (no press required), dry-point etching, linocut, collagraph and screen printing using hand cut stencils. Each week students create their own prints using a different process.

FEE: $130

Painting with Good Oil | All Levels

Anita Levering

Tuesdays: 17 February – 24 March, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Learn how to paint in water soluble oil colours (no solvents needed so allergy free). This workshop is great for both beginners and experienced painters. Learn how to build up an oil painting using glazing techniques to create a still life work. You will relate your work to historical and contemporary art practices.


"Raranga Kete" Traditional Weaving Skills for Everyday Uses | Beginners

Ann Uerata

Wednesdays: 18 February – 25 March, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Learn basic skills to weave kete (baskets) for everyday uses. This course will give you an introduction to this amazing and abundant plant fibre and tikanga (Maori traditions) associated with harakeke and raranga (weaving). You will aim to finish one style of kete each night.

FEE: $125

Figure and Form | Beginners

Kairava Gullatz

Thursdays: 19 February – 26 March, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Using figurative or abstract forms as inspiration, this is an opportunity to discover and enjoy expressing your ideas with clay and be introduced to a wide range of sculpting techniques. Students will also engage in the process of treating surfaces with textures, carvings, and applications, as well as decorating them with slip colours and glazes. www.ceramicdesign.co.nz

FEE: $160





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