Waimea College


Art & Creativity

Jewellery Making, Repairing & Revamping:   Thursday 6.30 – 9.00 pm (6 weeks)                     

Learn the fundamentals of bead, wire and braid-work as well as all the basic skills you’ll need in repairing or revamping your existing jewellery and creating your own unique designs from scratch. Through demonstrations and individual projects, we’ll explore methods of upcycling and re-purposing old jewellery and found objects.  Some basic materials provided.             

Tutor:  Ruth O’Connell   22 Oct – 26 Nov                                                                                                          Fee $155 


“Shabby Chic” One Day Workshop:    Saturday 10.00 am  –  4.00 pm   

Shabby Chic is inspired by French and Italian interior design styles.  Learn how to distress, apply texture and transfer images onto your piece of furniture.  Bring a small piece of furniture. 

Tutor:  Margaret Klink       14 Nov                                                                                                                          Fee $80 


Sewing With Confidence:   7.00 – 9.00 pm (6 or 8 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            Tuesday  27 Oct – 1 Dec                                                                                  Fee $110 

Tutor: Deb Baker                    OR Thursday 15 Oct – 3 Dec                                                                              Fee $140 


Painting For All Levels  Monday 6.30 – 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  19 Oct – 30 Nov (no class 26 Oct)                                                                                  Fee $145