New Zealand Community Education Centres

Community Education Centre Wellington

Community Education Centre, Wellington High School 249 Taranaki Street, Wellington.

An exciting range of short courses and workshops for the wider Wellington community.


Do you have a particular set of skills and a passion for helping others learn? We're looking for new tutors to offer courses as part of our 2017 programme - read about tutoring at the CEC here and then contact us with your ideas!




Love "Project Runway" and interested in fashion and design? Our highly-experienced fashion designer will introduce you to the principles of the design process, from the initial concept to the finished design during this 8-week evening course: Fashion Design - An Introduction.

Explore visual research avenues to develop your ideas, and then create story boards and colour palettes that show how these can be executed. You'll understand the techniques of creating a working drawing, and from this be able to produce final illustrations for a small range of garments.

What people say:

Penelope Maxwell - Italian  I've really enjoyed Penny's classes - she has a wonderful teaching style with a terrific sense of humour that I've really enjoyed, and the others in the class have been great to learn with, too.

Stratos Cotsilinis - Fly Fishing  This was an amazing course - superb tutor, great assistant and very well-resourced.  I have done many night classes and this was the best ever!  Highly recommended!

Luella Plimmer - Dressmaking    I have really enjoyed this course.  It is very satisfying and peaceful to work in the sewing room for two hours and have help when I need it.  I am full of admiration for the tutor, her knowledge and skill and how she manages to work with students at different levels.  She helps and encourages everyone – sewing is fun!