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Wet Felting - Beginners

2.5 hours

$79.00 incl. GST

Learn the essential techniques of wet felting from award-winning felter, Yula Cozy. Start your fibre art journey with this beginner’s wet felting workshop where you will learn how to create wool accessories and make a lovely felt flower to keep. Get creative and learn how to make felt from scratch. All materials included in course fee.

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Art Journalling for Well-Being

1 day

$115.00 incl. GST

Explore your creativity, without fear of judgment, using simple art media and experience the benefits of art journaling as a creative self-care tool.

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Calligraphy - Italic Script

1 day

$109.00 incl. GST

An inspirational workshop where you'll leave enthused about calligraphy and its practical day-to-day use.

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Drawing and Painting for Beginners

6 weeks

$140.00 incl. GST

Use acrylic paints and pencils to create drawings, paintings, landscapes, abstracts and more.

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Drawing for the Raw Beginner

4 weeks

$110.00 incl. GST

Always wanted to know how to draw but never had the chance to learn? Join our experienced tutor and get confident with the basics of drawing.

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Illustration - An Introduction

4 weeks

$110.00 incl. GST

From concept to finished artwork, we’ll explore different conceptual strategies to choose a composition, style and technique to then create a finished artwork. Suitable for those who already have some drawing/painting skills. M P

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Mindful Creativity - Nourish Your Heart, Soul and Imagination

8 weeks

$179.00 incl. GST

Connect with your inner voice as you develop your own personal creative practice. Includes practical creative exercises such as doodling, sketching, experimenting with acrylic paints, journaling and reflection activities, as well as intuitive writing and future visioning. The course culminates in the creation of a ‘soul portrait’ to help you capture, and stay connected, to your truest self!

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Photorealism Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

4 weeks

$139.00 incl. GST

This course teaches absolute beginners how to “cheat” at drawing and pick up fundamental skills really quickly. By practicing simple techniques, you will be able to start drawing realistically from photographs confidently and surprise everyone, even yourself! All materials included in course fee.

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Visual Diary for Travellers

1 day

$90.00 incl. GST

Keen to have a unique and personal memento of your travels? Find out how with rapid drawing and painting techniques you can create something special.

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Craft

Wet Felting - Beginners

2.5 hours

$79.00 incl. GST

Learn the essential techniques of wet felting from award-winning felter, Yula Cozy. Start your fibre art journey with this beginner’s wet felting workshop where you will learn how to create wool accessories and make a lovely felt flower to keep. Get creative and learn how to make felt from scratch. All materials included in course fee.

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Wet-Felt a Cat House

1 day

$129.00 incl. GST

Craft a cat cave house out of pure natural wool, for your beloved feline. Learn advanced skills in wet felting to create this fantastic cat cave house in a Saturday! All materials included in course fee. $10 per enrollment will be donated to Wellington Cat's Protection League!

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Crochet for Calmness

4 weeks

$110.00 incl. GST

Crochet is great for settling the mind and encouraging relaxation. Learn to do basic stitches, read patterns and complete projects in a relaxed and friendly space – left handers very welcome.

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Harakeke (Flax Weaving) Workshop

1 day

$125.00 incl. GST

Always wanted to learn the art of raranga and weave flax? This intensive one-day workshop, suitable for both beginners and those with some experience, will teach you the basics along with the tikanga around flax weaving.

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Jewellery Making - Beginners

3 weeks

$169.00 incl. GST

A hands-on opportunity to learn the skills to create your own jewellery, using sterling silver and copper. All materials provided. Please note that attendance at the first session is compulsory.

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Jewellery Making Intensive - Bracelet Workshop

1 day

$155.00 incl. GST

Design, forge and fire your own modern chain link bracelet and advance your jewellery making skills working with sterling silver. All materials provided.

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Jewellery Making Intensive - Stone Setting

1 day

$155.00 incl. GST

Expand and refine your jewellery skills whilst handcrafting a modern cabochon-style ring. Most materials provided.

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Lampshade Making

½ day

$75.00 incl. GST

Liven up your living room or bedroom with your own drum lampshade - get that professional finish, even if you have no previous sewing experience.

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Leadlighting/Stained Glass

8 weeks

$179.00 incl. GST

Both beginners and those with some experience are welcome at this hands-on opportunity to create beautiful stained glass items, using traditional techniques. [Extra materials costs].

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Leather Craft - Beginners

1 day

$145.00 incl. GST

A one-day workshop learning techniques of leather working where you’ll be able to create a project of your own. All materials provided.

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Leather Craft - Next Step

1 day

$145.00 incl. GST

A one-day workshop practising techniques introduced in the beginners’ workshop and learning more advanced skills such as tooling, carving, fancy lacing and dyeing. Most materials provided in course fee.

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Limestone Carving with Oamaru Stone

1 day

$120.00 incl. GST

Discover the delights of Oamaru stone and complete at least one carving.

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Mend Your Own Jeans

1/2 day

$59.00 incl. GST

Make your favourite jeans (and other clothes) last longer with custom repair/mending by you! Save your jeans, save money, do a bit for the environment, and practice a little mindful meditative mending for your own peace and calm.

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Upholstery

8 weeks

$220.00 incl. GST

An introduction to the skills needed to upholster your own projects, under the guidance of our professional upholsterer. Additional materials costs. (Limited to 8 participants).

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Woodwork - Next Step

9 weeks

$210.00 incl. GST

A follow-on course for those who have completed our "Woodwork - The Basics" course. No second-hand timber allowed.

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Woodwork - The Basics

1 day

$135.00 incl. GST

A fast-track opportunity to learn the skills you need to get started in woodworking (no second-hand timber allowed - materials provided).

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Pottery

Pottery - Handbuilding and Throwing: All Levels

8 weeks

$335.00 incl. GST

[Term 1 registrations open on 1 December.] Develop your own style and creativity as you learn basic pottery techniques. All levels welcome and all materials provided. (Held at Wellington Potters' Centre, 130 Grant Road, Thorndon).

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Pottery - Throwing: Beginners

8 weeks

$335.00 incl. GST

[Term 1 registrations open on 1 December.] A course for beginners where we'll cover clay preparation through to throwing of basic forms. All materials provided. (Held at Wellington Potters' Centre, 130 Grant Road, Thorndon).

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Pottery - Throwing Japanese-Style: Beginners

8 weeks

$335.00 incl. GST

[Term 1 registrations open on 1 December.] Japanese-style pottery is an entirely different approach to throwing clay and this course introduces you to the basics of this fantastic method and gives you the chance to create your own unique ceramic piece. All materials included. (Held at Wellington Potters' Association, 130 Grant Road, Thorndon).

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Pottery - Handbuilding and Surface Decoration

8 weeks

$335.00 incl. GST

[Term 1 registrations open on 1 December.] Create slab-built pieces with textures and patterns created from your own self-made stamps and rollers, as well as inlaid and stencilled colour. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience. (Held at Wellington Potters' Association, 130 Grant Road, Thorndon).

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Pottery - Throwing: Next Step

8 weeks

$335.00 incl. GST

[Term 1 registrations open on 1 December.] Extend your skills in this Next Step pottery course, aimed at those who already have the basics. (Held at Wellington Potters' Association, 130 Grant Road, Thorndon).

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Jewellery Making - Beginners

3 weeks

$169.00 incl. GST

A hands-on opportunity to learn the skills to create your own jewellery, using sterling silver and copper. All materials provided. Please note that attendance at the first session is compulsory.

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Car Maintenance - The Basics

1 day

$95.00 incl. GST

Get to grips with basic maintenance of your vehicle, find out what to look for in the event of a breakdown and more.

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Drawing for the Raw Beginner

4 weeks

$110.00 incl. GST

Always wanted to know how to draw but never had the chance to learn? Join our experienced tutor and get confident with the basics of drawing.

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Sewing - All Levels

8 weeks

$180.00 incl. GST

Sewing skills and techniques for beginners and more experienced sewers.

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Woodwork - Next Step

9 weeks

$210.00 incl. GST

A follow-on course for those who have completed our "Woodwork - The Basics" course. No second-hand timber allowed.

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Visual Diary for Travellers

1 day

$90.00 incl. GST

Keen to have a unique and personal memento of your travels? Find out how with rapid drawing and painting techniques you can create something special.

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Leadlighting/Stained Glass

8 weeks

$179.00 incl. GST

Both beginners and those with some experience are welcome at this hands-on opportunity to create beautiful stained glass items, using traditional techniques. [Extra materials costs].

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Patterns from Favourite Garments

1 day

$95.00 incl. GST

Bring along your much-loved clothes, make a pattern and get useful tips, techniques and sizing rules. Not for beginners to sewing.

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Limestone Carving with Oamaru Stone

1 day

$120.00 incl. GST

Discover the delights of Oamaru stone and complete at least one carving.

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Pottery - Handbuilding and Throwing: All Levels

8 weeks

$335.00 incl. GST

[Term 1 registrations open on 1 December.] Develop your own style and creativity as you learn basic pottery techniques. All levels welcome and all materials provided. (Held at Wellington Potters' Centre, 130 Grant Road, Thorndon).

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