Studio Workshops


We now offer art workshops for adults during the day, providing a place to experiment and test a range of different media in a creative, supportive environment.

Exploring Watercolor with Kohl Tyler-Dunshea
Develop your technical skill base in watercolour painting with one-on-one advice from artist Kohl Tyler-Dunshea. During the start of the course we will cover the basics of watercolour, then delve deeper

into colour theory and experiment with various painting techniques. 
Contemporary and traditional warm-up activities will be used throughout the course. Each of these warm up activities help to you develop a particular skill, such as; depth and perspective, atmosphere, masking and layering, planning a painting, and representational drawing. 

Throughout the term we will study and discuss the work of contemporary artist models that are utilising watercolour in an interesting ways. Students will also learn how to stretch and flatten watercolour paper. 

Image: Kohl Tyler-Dunshea, Environ#1 (detail)

Fridays 18 May - 29 June, 2-4.30pm

Seven sessions $200 ($180 for Te Uru Members)
Includes most materials | Suitable for beginners through to intermediate watercolourists.
Tutor Kohl Tyler-Dunshea

Surface Tensions 
This workshop will focus on applying different types of textures and surfaces to embellish sculptural forms. We will use a wide range of mixed media, including unfired paper clay, paper, card, polystyrene, paper pulps and plaster. Using these materials, we will construct a series of small sculptures that are then reworked to build up tensions between the surface and the form. Please note we will be using modelling clay that will not be fired in a kiln.

Fridays 10am – 1pm, 25 May – 29 June

Six sessions $180 includes most materials | Suitable for all levels
Tutor Iona Matheson

Inventing stories
Join the talented writer Julie Hill for a series of writing workshops. Julie writes across a range of platforms, having published short stories, toured award-nominated plays and written scripts for kids’ televisions shows. As a journalist, Julie also writes for Paperboy, Spinoff and North & South among others. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your child’s budding creative writer within.

Suitable for ages 7-12 years:
In this lively creative writing class, writer Julie Hill will show you how to get your brilliant ideas down on paper. Listen to what your favourite authors have to say about storytelling. Brainstorm scenarios, plots and characters, all while playing fun games to get you writing. 

Saturday mornings 19 May – 30 June, 10am – 12pm (seven weeks)

Suitable for ages 13-18 years:
Whether you’re a published prose writer or a secret scribe, Julie Hill will encourage you to write more and write better. We’ll share stories and learn how to give (and take) constructive feedback. Julie will share tips to unleash your inspiration, find your own style and win over the reader.

Saturday afternoons 19 May – 30 June, 1-3pm (seven weeks)

$120 includes all materials | Tutor: Julie Hill

Bookings (09) 817 8087 x 201



Please contact us to book
on 817 8087

Please note: bookings are
confirmed with payment