Illustration with Kate Hursthouse

Be inspired by the potential of illustration. Discover your own personal illustration style by exploring a variety of hand drawn techniques and approaches to different forms of illustration including expressive lettering, book and fashion illustration.

Mondays, 29 July – 16 September, 10am-12 noon Book now

$300 (Some materials provided)

Still Life Painting with Abbey Lyman

Learn the fundamentals of how to approach a still life painting from sketching through to painting techniques and finishing touches. You will explore composition, colour mixing and paint application by painting a variety of interesting objects and materials.

 Mondays, 29 July – 16 September, 1-3pm Book now

$250 (Some materials provided)

Bespoke Jewellery with Gloria Perez-Clark

Explore the ancient art of lost wax casting to produce bespoke jewellery pieces from scratch. Learn a variety of wax carving and modelling techniques to create wearable jewellery designs that can be cast into the metal of your choice.

Mondays, 29 July – 16 September 6-8pm Book now

$400 (Some materials provided)

Art History with Linda Tyler

Join esteemed writer and art historian Linda Tyler to gain an overview of New Zealand Art History. Associate Professor Linda Tyler currently teaches art writing and curatorial practice at Honours level in the Art History Department at the University of Auckland and supervises student research in the University’s Museums and Cultural Heritage programme.

Thursdays, 1 August – 19 September, 6-8pm Book now


Botanical Watercolour with Jennifer Duval-Smith

Discover the joy of nature and watercolours in a relaxed and nurturing space. Techniques you will learn include observation, drawing, colour and watercolour painting.

Fridays, 2 August – 20 September, 10am–12noon Book now

The Artist’s Way with Adrienne Millwood

The Artist’s Way, a seminal text for creative unblocking by Julia Cameron, is a course in discovering and recovering your creative self in a collaborative and supportive group setting that nurtures your inner artist and creative expression. Classes will include learning, discussing, writing and creating.

Fridays, 2 August – 20 September, 1-3pm Book now
$250 (some materials provided)


Contemporary Lettering: Calligraphy with Margaret Woollett

Join experienced letter artist and calligrapher Margaret Woollett in this 2 day workshop where you will use classical Capitals to springboard from and learn ways to mold, morph and manipulate letters to create your own unique letterforms and alphabets.

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 August, 10am-4pm Book now
$240 (Materials provided)

Stipple and Colour Pencil Botanicals Workshop with Sandra Morris

Over 2 days award-winning natural history illustrator Sandra Morris will introduce you to the world of botanical art. Learning to use colour pencils with correct undertones, and pen and ink stipple, you will leave the course with new skills ready to start drawing the plants in your own garden.

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August, 10am-4pm Book now

$240 (Some materials provided)

Make a Concertina-style Journal with Lesley Alexander

Come and create your own concertina-style sketch book with a difference – an ideal travel journal or nature journal and create a memory of the world around you. You may like to use your journal and conclude the weekend by attending Sandra Morris’ Nature Journalling course on Sunday 1 September.

Saturday 31 Aug, 10am-4pm Book now

$120 (Materials provided)

Nature Journalling with Sandra Morris

Learn to capture the natural world around you in words and pictures, through the art of careful observation, different journalling techniques and the use of creative hand lettering. The process of nature journalling brings harmony and a sense of wellbeing.

Sunday 1 September, 10am-4pm Book now

$120 (Some materials provided)

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