Studio Workshops

weekend workshop

Drop-in Open Studio: Theo Schoon

Create your own special gourd print, inspired by Theo Schoon’s intricately carved gourds and the Māori legend about Hine-pu-te-hue, the daughter of Tane and ataua (goddess) of peace who helped to diffuse the anger of the gods after the separation or Ranginui and Papatuanuku. Start with embossing a foam plate with an outline of a gourd shape to fill with your own unique designs to ink up and print from. 

Saturday 21 March, 10am – 3pm | FREE 


A Mindful Art Retreat

A unique weekend retreat with Ella Brewer, an expert in traditional Tibetan Art. Ella is also a secondary school painting teacher and has been a practising Buddhist for 25 years. Learn how to draw an authentic Medicine Buddha and new techniques such as a grid method to keep proportions according to tradition. No previous drawing experience is necessary.

25 March 6-7.30pm | free talk and introduction
Te Uru Learning Centre | Bookings required

Sat-Sun 18-19 April 10am – 4pm, weekend workshop
$240 includes all materials, suitable 14 years and over

Inspire Series

Join us for an exclusive evening tour of Split Level View Finder: Theo Schoon and New Zealand Art with Te Uru Director Andrew Clifford. Gain a broader perspective of this controversial artist, who worked across printmaking, photography, ceramics, painting, drawing and carving. After the tour, experiment with paints and printing onto a fabric surface developing abstract patterns. Enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles while you get creative. 

Tuesday 19 May, 5.30-8pm | $40

Flower Power: Abstraction and Floral Motifs

Join artist and educator Zoe Nash for this 6-week high-energy course that takes inspiration from the natural world. Learn about abstraction and visual communication using floral motifs and nature as a guide. Introduce new skills that explore a range of innovative mark-making, drawing and painting methods, tools and applications. Experimentation is key, pushing the boundaries to discover and develop your own drawing style, which will be actively encouraged.

Friday 15 May – Friday 26 June, 10am – 1pm
(note no class 29 May) | $250 includes most materials

Bookings (09) 817 8087 x 201 or,nz

Image: Zoe Nash, detail from Dandelion



Please contact us to book
on 817 8087

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