Mini Mondays
Join us on Monday afternoons during the school term for an art activity that only takes an hour. Each week we will have a different activity that will challenge and inspire. At times we will go for a tour of the gallery and other times we will create a special mini artwork to take home. The focus will be on experimentation and exploration of different media.

Mondays, 3.15-4.15pm
In the Learning Centre
$10 | Suitable for children aged 6–10 years

Rock Pool Extravaganza
Join our exciting after-school workshop series for children. Over six weeks, students will develop drawing and 3D sculpting techniques to assemble a unique rock pool painting. We will focus on textures, composition and colour balance to create a decorative artwork using clay and plaster of paris castings of colourful corals and sea life that will be collaged into a rock pool.

Thursdays 3.30–5pm, 26 October – 7 December
Suitable for children aged 8-12 years

Wednesdays 3.30–5pm, 1 November – 6 December
Suitable for children aged 6-8 years

Six sessions $120 includes materials | Tutor Jodi Meadows

(09) 817 8087 ext. 201 or

FOR ADULTS and young adults

Sculpture Remixed
This class offers you innovative ways of working with found objects either natural or manufactured including paper, card, plaster, and unfired clay to create unique forms. For inspiration, we’ll view exciting works in our Portage Ceramic Awards focusing on form and texture to inspire your 3D thinking. You will learn interesting painting techniques to enhance the textural surfaces of your artworks. Suitable for all levels and abilities.

Fridays 10am – 1pm, 27 October – 8 December
(note: no class on 10 November) | Six sessions $180 includes most materials | Tutor Iona Matheson

Botanical Drawing with Christine Hellyar
This spring, join renowned artist Christine Hellyar for a botanical drawing workshop. Develop methods to enhance your drawing techniques considering line, tone, composition, space and gestural mark making. We will also view Christine’s current exhibition at Te Uru, Looking, Seeing Thinking. Be inspired by the diversity of plants in the Wait?kere Ranges, both native and exotic. This is a unique opportunity to work alongside an accomplished artist and educator. Please bring a plant specimen from home to draw from, either native or exotic (some extras
will also be provided).

14 October, 10am – 3pm
$70 includes some materials

Weekend workshops: Youth Drawing Workshop
Discover the traditional and versatile medium of charcoal to explore surrealist methods of artistic exploration, allowing the unconscious mind to find a bold voice through the expression of creative impulses. In our daily practice, we often approach projects with careful planning, taking great pains to avoid mistakes. Through surrender to “reverse process,” your mind and hands are freed from the limitations of your own expectations, allowing an uninhibited creative journey. We will revel in imaginative play and exploration of materials, andl also delve into a better understanding of our own inner workings to find meaning and cohesion from initial chaos.

21 October, 10am – 3pm
$50 includes materials | Suitable for ages 14-18 years | Tutor Lauren Holland

(09) 817 8087 ext. 201 or


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