Principal addressing school assembly

Art & Creativity

Drawing For Fun

Tuesday 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm (6 WEEKS)

Explore a variety of fun drawing exercises.  We welcome all levels of experience, from none to some to lots.  Bring anything to draw with: crayons, ink pens, pencils, felts etc.  plus a variety of paper to draw on e.g. your kids old exercise books, fancy paper from the art store, etc.  Also bring picturs and or objects to draw.  This class will be light-hearted but committed time to try out drawing exercises and to find some favourites.  This class is a judgment free zone: as Pablo Picasso said “It takes a long time to become young”.

Tutor: Rose Stobie
Date: 19 Oct – 23 Nov 2021
Fee: $145

Sewing With Confidence

7.00 – 9.00 pm (6 weeks)

For beginners to experienced sewers. Improve your confidence in using the sewing machine, over-locker, choosing patterns and fabrics. Students each work on their own chosen garment/item.

Tutor: Karen Richards
Date: Tuesday 26 Oct – 30 Nov 2021
Fee: $110

Tutor: Marita Watson-Bol
Date: Wednesday 27 Oct – 1 Dec 2021 
Fee: $110

Tutor: Deb Baker
Date: Thursday 4 Nov – 9 Dec 2021
Fee: $110

Painting For All Levels

Monday  OR Tuesday 7.00 – 9.00 pm (6 weeks)

A fun and relaxed painting class for the beginner through to the experienced artist. Choose your medium to paint in (eg: acrylics, oils or watercolours). Each session will begin with a short introduction on a different subject (eg: colour theory, values, perspective, figures, composition, painting from live vs. photograph). Then the lesson will continue “one on one” to further develop and explore your own subject and style. Paint from a still life or your photograph.

Tutor: Nicole Russell
Date: Monday 18 Oct – 29 Nov (no class 25 Oct) 
Fee: $145

Tutor: Nicole Russell
Date: Tuesday 19 Oct – 23 Nov
Fee: $145

Creative Writing

Thursday 6.30 – 8.30 pm (8 weeks)

Everyone has a story to tell.  Join this course for a fun but stimulating creative writing class for all levels.  You will try all writing genres including poetry, memoir, fiction and non-fiction, guided and supported by the Tutor.  Most people are eligible for a 50% subsidy.

Tutor: Gill Entwistle
Date: 28 Oct – 16 Dec 2021
Fee: $156

Screen Printing Made Easy

Wednesday 6.30 – 9.00 pm (6 weeks) OR Saturday 9.00 am – 4.30 pm (2 weeks)

This fun and fast-paced class will suit both beginners or those with previous knowledge. You will be immersed in the wonderful world of screen printing on both paper and fabric surfaces. We start with simple stencil techniques, then build on skills including wax resist and then photographic screen printing. You can print onto a vast range of surfaces, from T-shirts, cushions and curtains to fine art and handmade harakeke papers, plywood and vinyl. Materials can be purchased from the Tutor.

Tutor: Judith Ritchie
Date: Wednesday 27 Oct – 1 Dec 2021
Fee: $150

Tutor: Judith Ritchie
Date: Saturday 27 Nov & 11 Dec 2021
Fee: $150

Screen Printing Two – NEW

Saturday 9.00 am – 4.30 pm (2 weeks)

For those with previous screen printing experience, perhaps from one of Judith’s introductory classes or from learning elsewhere, it is not for complete beginners.  Designed to offer the time and space for participants to spread out and get printing on their own projects.  Judith will instruct on further printing skills including registration and repeat printing.  Bring your own screens, inks, paints etc. plus some further materials can be purchased from the Tutor.

Tutor: Judith Ritchie
Date: 23 Oct & 6 Nov 2021
Fee: $150

Digital Photography

Monday 6.30 –8.30 pm (8 weeks)

You will gain a stronger understanding and confidence in using your digital camera.  Techniques to increase your success and take control of the creative aspects of photography will be taught in a fun and highly informative course.  Most people are eligible for a 50% subsidy.

Tutor: Robert Palmer
Date: 1 Nov – 20 Dec 2021
Fee: $156*