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Art

Oil Painting Workshop

½ day

$115.00 incl. GST

Beginner painters and intermediate artists alike are welcome to this hands-on workshop in oils, one of the oldest and most storied mediums.

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Nature Drawing and Journaling

1 day

$95.00 incl. GST

Do you want to take a slower look at the natural world around you? Whether it's a beach find, an interesting plant or capturing wildlife on the go? This course will give you some basic painting and drawing skills to capture these observations and discuss some ideas for sketchbook layouts to tell the story.

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Drawing and Painting a Portrait

4 weeks

$142.00 incl. GST

Using the classic rules of proportion you will develop the skills to draw a portrait of a person. There will be steps to follow and many techniques to assist along the way. You will work from a live model and from photographs drawing various exercises. You will use pencil and finally complete a portrait in watercolour paints.

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Watercolour Galaxies

1 day

$95.00 incl. GST

Watercolour Galaxies are magical! Learn how to create a beautiful piece taking full advantage of watercolour's natural blending techniques. All materials included in course fee.

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Zentangle® Method - Beginners

1 day

$129.00 incl. GST

Zentangle method is an easy to learn, relaxing and fun method to create amazing images by drawing structured patterns. If you can hold a pen, you can do this! In this course you will learn to make beautiful zen-art, following the 8 steps of the Zentangle method from a certified Zentangle teacher. All art materials included in course fee.

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Create Beaded Jewellery or Revive Old Beaded Jewellery - Beginners

1 day

$105.00 incl. GST

Creating new pieces or repairing old treasures can be easy and fun once you know some basic techniques and design skills. You will be able to make 2 types of bracelet, 2 sets of earrings, 2 necklaces and a pendant - all materials provided. You will develop and apply easy wire work and stringing techniques.

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Calligratherapy - Beginners

5 weeks

$125.00 incl. GST

Calligratherapy combines science journalist James Nestor's theory on proper breathing with the philosophy of ancient Chinese calligraphy to promote a state of optimal wellbeing. Over five weeks, you will develop and practice the awareness of healthy breathing while learning new techniques of Chinese soft brush calligraphy covering five different scripts.

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Life Drawing - Beginners

4 weeks

$149.00 incl. GST

Life drawing is a basic staple for all artists. This course will assist you in developing the necessary skills required to render the human form in a 2D manner.

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Drawing for Beginners

4 weeks

$125.00 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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Create your own Recycled Journal

4 weeks

$145.00 incl. GST

Create your own recycled Journal as you learn the basics of bookbinding.

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Bob Ross Landscape Painting Workshop

1 day

$149.00 incl. GST

NZ’s first Certified Bob Ross Instructor, Malcolm Sime, will prove to you that if you can hold a pen and write, you can hold a brush and paint. Come along and create a landscape oil painting from scratch to take away at the end of the day!

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Art Workshop - Drawing and Sketching

1 day

$109.00 incl. GST

Drawing doesn’t mean trailing a line around things - it means seeing and reporting the relationships between things. Learn the basics in this one-day workshop.

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Build Your Artist Brand: Create a Designer Product Range from Your Artwork

1 day

$99.00 incl. GST

Are you a visual artist or designer looking to increase your profile and your opportunities to make money? This course shows you how to digitise your artwork and create prints, products and designer goodies. This course is great for artists looking to monetise their work and expand their offerings into the areas of designer merchandise, homewares and apparel.

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Calligraphy - Italic Script

1 day

$115.00 incl. GST

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

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Calligraphy - Modern Lettering

4 weeks

$115.00 incl. GST

Discover beautiful modern hand lettering techniques that can be applied to card making, signs, murals, posters and social media in general.

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Creative Techniques - Acrylic Painting and Drawing

6 weeks

$145.00 incl. GST

Learn new techniques so you can render a greater range of art styles. Suitable for those with a basic knowledge of painting or drawing who want to extend their skills and for more experienced artists who want to try out new techniques.

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Drawing and Painting for Beginners

4 weeks

$145.00 incl. GST

Explore a range of painting and drawing techniques from ink and watercolour to impasto and realism using acrylic pant. Bring along your own visual diary.

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Drawing for the Raw Beginner

4 weeks

$115.00 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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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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Visual Diary for Travellers

1 day

$95.00 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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Watercolour Basics

4 weeks

$149.00 incl. GST

A chance to experiment with watercolour paints and different sorts of paper - no experience needed and all materials provided.

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Watercolours - Next Step

4 weeks

$149.00 incl. GST

Extend your watercolour skills each week with a new set of exercises, and you will produce a painting to take home. All materials provided.

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Craft

Mosaic Design

4 weeks

$139.00 incl. GST

Create something beautiful for your home and garden. Discover the delights of mosaic design and learn how to use materials such as broken tiles, china and shells to make a mosaic frame, pot plant holder or other simple objects.

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Beeswax Candle Making

2 hours

$49.00 incl. GST

Come along and find out how easy it is to make your very own beeswax candles to give your home a delightful ambience!

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Leather Craft - Steampunk Style

1 day

$149.00 incl. GST

There’s a little bit of the Steampunk in all of us! Learn how to make the perfect leather accessory for your Steampunk or Cosplay outfit.

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Watercolour Galaxies

1 day

$95.00 incl. GST

Watercolour Galaxies are magical! Learn how to create a beautiful piece taking full advantage of watercolour's natural blending techniques. All materials included in course fee.

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Make Your Own Underwear

1 day

$145.00 incl. GST

If you’d like to get into sewing your own underwear, this course is the perfect starting point. Join us and learn the different techniques necessary to sew underwear and increase your confidence with sewing stretch fabrics. Not for beginners.

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Sewing - Alterations

4 weeks

$119.00 incl. GST

Clothing must fit well if it's going to look any good. Learn from lifelong tailor, Babu, how you can make alterations to your clothes. Alter trousers, jackets and so much more! Using hand sewing and machine techniques, you’ll see demonstrations of alterations and get a chance to do some of your own. Not for beginners.

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Create Beaded Jewellery or Revive Old Beaded Jewellery - Beginners

1 day

$105.00 incl. GST

Creating new pieces or repairing old treasures can be easy and fun once you know some basic techniques and design skills. You will be able to make 2 types of bracelet, 2 sets of earrings, 2 necklaces and a pendant - all materials provided. You will develop and apply easy wire work and stringing techniques.

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The Art of Carving and Tooling Leather

1 day

$149.00 incl. GST

Explore how to use leather as an artistic medium! Using carving and tooling techniques, you will apply your decorative designs to leather. Suitable for all levels - you'll discover how to apply your image to a square or belt sized piece of leather.

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Create Your Own Photobook

4 weeks

$115.00 incl. GST

Do you have a bunch of beautiful memories just sitting in your camera? In this class, expert designer Reina, will guide you through the technical and storytelling practices needed to make beautiful printed photo books. Learn how to curate the best images, lay them out beautifully on the page, and master the free online creation tool and much more!

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Macrame – Make a Pot Plant Holder

1 day

$99.00 incl. GST

Macramé – that 1970’s classic craft is back! Come along to this “make-and-take” course where you will make a macramé pot plant hanger to display those overpriced indoor plants you keep buying online.

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Leathercrafting Masterclass in Waikanae Beach

1 day

$249.00 incl. GST

Whether you are a complete beginner or more experienced with leathercrafting, tutor Tim, will guide you to an individual project for the day. You will join Master Leather craftsman, Tim Mills, in his studio. This exclusive opportunity is limited to only 8 participants - so do not delay - book now!

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Knitting for Beginners

4 weeks

$125.00 incl. GST

Master basic knitting techniques such as casting on and casting off and the knit and purl stitches. Develop skills in the long-tail cast on method. Practice how to hold the needles in a way that is comfortable for you and then learn how to knit in the English style.

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Create your own Recycled Journal

4 weeks

$145.00 incl. GST

Create your own recycled Journal as you learn the basics of bookbinding.

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Chainmail Weaving

1 day

$110.00 incl. GST

Whether you're into fabrication, geometry, jewellery, fashion, steampunk or repetitive pastimes, there is a chainmail project of the right size and complexity for you - come and explore the fascinating geometry and making of chainmail!

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Crochet for Calmness

4 weeks

$115.00 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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Crochet for Calmness – Next Step

4 weeks

$115.00 incl. GST

If you’re confident with your single and double stitches, then you’re ready for the next step! Join our friendly and fun sessions making little crochet projects and learn how to make trebles, picot and scallop edgings, textured crochet stitches, practise some mindfulness and more!

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Cross Stitch - Pop Culture

½ day

$79.00 incl. GST

Cross stitch is back! Join our short workshop where you’ll learn the basics as you stitch a trio of figures from pop culture: Harry Potter, Star Wars or Dr Who. All materials provided.

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Harakeke (Flax Weaving) Workshop

1 day

$129.00 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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