Join us on Monday afternoons during the school term for an art activity that only takes an hour. Each week we will have a different activity that will challenge and inspire. At times we will go for a tour of the gallery and other times we will create a special mini artwork to take home. The focus will be on experimentation and exploration of different media.
In the Learning Centre
$10 | Suitable for children aged 6–10 years
Rock Pool Extravaganza
Join our exciting after-school workshop series for children. Over six weeks, students will develop drawing and 3D sculpting techniques to assemble a unique rock pool painting. We will focus on textures, composition and colour balance to create a decorative artwork using clay and plaster of paris castings of colourful corals and sea life that will be collaged into a rock pool.
Thursdays 3.30–5pm, 26 October – 7 December
Suitable for children aged 8-12 years
Wednesdays 3.30–5pm, 1 November – 6 December
Suitable for children aged 6-8 years
Six sessions $120 includes materials | Tutor Jodi Meadows
(09) 817 8087 ext. 201
This class offers you innovative ways of working with found objects either natural or manufactured including paper, card, plaster, and unfired clay to create unique forms. For inspiration, we’ll view exciting works in our Portage Ceramic Awards focusing on form and texture to inspire your 3D thinking. You will learn interesting painting techniques to enhance the textural surfaces of your artworks. Suitable for all levels and abilities.
Fridays 10am – 1pm, 27 October – 8 December
(note: no class on 10 November) | Six sessions $180 includes most materials | Tutor Iona Matheson
Botanical Drawing with Christine Hellyar
This spring, join renowned artist Christine Hellyar for a botanical drawing workshop. Develop methods to enhance your drawing techniques considering line, tone, composition, space and gestural mark making. We will also view Christine’s current exhibition at Te Uru, Looking, Seeing Thinking. Be inspired by the diversity of plants in the Wait?kere Ranges, both native and exotic. This is a unique opportunity to work alongside an accomplished artist and educator. Please bring a plant specimen from home to draw from, either native or exotic (some extras
will also be provided).
Saturday 21 October, 10am – 3pm (new date)
$70 includes some materials
(09) 817 8087 ext. 201
Please contact us to book
on 817 8087
Please note: bookings are
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