Art and Craft

ART: Acrylic Painting & Multi-Drawing Medium

Tutor/Facilitator: Ian Hulston
7 Tuesday nights - Starts on 10 May from 7-9pm

Learn basic drawing skills using pencils, charcoal and watercolour pencils. Create colourful graphic images with both oil pastels or soft pastel. Paint with Acrylics to portray images using a watercolour glaze technique or use thick Impasto Acrylic paint like oils. Students will need to purchase their own acrylics and brushes at approximately $30.

Fees: NZ$105

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BORO & SASHIKO PLACEMATS

Tutor/Facilitator: Clare Smith
1 Saturday - On 18 June from 9am-3:30pm

Boro and sashiko Quilts or Placemats Use some of your collection of Japanese fabrics or other scraps to make simple placemats then embellish them with sashiko stitching. These can be very organised or very random, depending on your preference (see photos)

Fees: NZ$90

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CROCHET FOR RELAXATION: Beginner Course

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts on 10 May from 7-9pm

This class is now FULL. Crochet is a great activity that settles your mind and is relaxing too. Crochet and the repetitive movements help the brain make more serotonin, which helps to decrease feelings of depression. Learn to crochet by making little projects (a flower keychain, bracelet and granny squares). Learn about different stitches and notations and how to read patterns & diagrams. Crochet is a relaxing and fun craft to learn, you can make awesome things for yourself or join a community craft group and crochet for a cause!

Fees: NZ$65

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CROCHET FOR RELAXATION: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts on 7 June from 7-9pm

If you have been to Monique's beginner class or already know how to crochet then come along and extend your skills with new projects.

Fees: NZ$65

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Digital Photography: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Geoff Marshall
6 Wednesday nights & 1 field trip - Starts on 11 May from 7-9pm

Learn how to get the best out of your camera by learning basic camera operating techniques, lenses, exposure, lighting, depth of field and how to make rather than take photographs. Also includes basic computer improvements to photos.

Fees: NZ$100

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HANDMAKING PAPER USING NATIVE PLANTS

Tutor/Facilitator: Rob Kennedy
1 Saturday morning - On 21 May from 9:30am-12:30pm

This class has been CANCELLED. Paper comes from plants. Aotearoa has lots of really fibrous plants. So let’s make come paper from our local native plants. Come and learn how to make paper while making a new friend or two and developing a deeper appreciation for native plant resources. No experience necessary just a willingness to roll up your sleeves and get your hands wet! The paper we make takes a few days to dry and then will be posted back.

Fees: NZ$80 - Fee includes all materials

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KNITTING: Creative Relaxation for Beginners

Tutor/Facilitator: Pat Hammond
4 Thursday nights - Starts on 9 June from 7-9pm

Want to knit but think it’s too difficult? It’s not….did you know that all knitted pieces are a combination of just two stitches? In this class, you’ll master the basic knitting techniques - casting on and off, and knit and purl stitches . We’ll also take a look at interpreting knitting patterns, which is often the part of this craft that knitters find most difficult."

Fees: NZ$65

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LACE MAKING: Beginner & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Andrea Lynch
8 weeks - Starts on 9 May from 7-9pm

Love lace? Learn the centuries old craft of bobbin lacemaking to make your own lace edgings. The class is suitable for beginners and for those who have already made some lace.

Fees: NZ$115

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LEARN TO SEW:

Tutor/Facilitator: Stacey Donn
1 Sunday - On 15 May from 9am-4pm

This course is a perfect opportunity to learn some basic sewing skills. You will learn how to read a pattern, how to cut out fabric, how to thread a sewing machine and change settings, basic sewing skills (straight and curved seams) and hand sewing as you work on constructing a bag. The pattern will be provided by the tutor; you will need to supply fabric, zip and thread. Students may bring their own machine or use a college Bernina).

Fees: NZ$90

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MENDING YOUR CLOTHES:

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On 11 June from 9am-3:30pm

Develop a sustainable wardrobe, avoid adding to the landfill, make your clothes last longer, learn how to fix holes, rips, tears and ladders (in knit garments) You must have sewing machine experience.

Fees: NZ$90

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METAL JEWELLERY: Beginner (May)

Tutor/Facilitator: Kristelle Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 15 May from 10am -4pm

This class is now FULL Making silver rings and things…..learn a range of jewellery making techniques including forming, shaping, soldering, texturing, sawing, filing and finishing. The emphasis is on practical skills leading to finished items of jewellery. The silver for a ring and a bangle is included in the course costs as is copper to practice with, saw blades, solder etc. Silver to make additional items can be purchased at a reasonable price. All tools are provided. No previous experience necessary. We will be working with hot metal and tools so workshop clothing and covering footwear please; no open shoes, slides, sandals or jandals allowed. This is for your safety in the workshop.

Fees: NZ$175 - Includes materials for ring and bangle

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METAL JEWELLERY: Silver & Stone Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Kristelle Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 19 June from 10am -4pm

. Stone setting is one of the most fun things you can do in a jewellery workshop – it’s a little bit magic, a little bit precision and one of the best ways to grow your skills. This is a one-day class where your creativity and all the techniques you learnt previously come together. We will be making a stone setting, soldering this on a ring and wearing it home. The silver for a ring and a stone setting is included in the course costs as are stones to choose from, copper to practice with, saw blades, solder etc. All tools are provided.

Fees: NZ$175 - Includes some materials

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OVERLOCKER BASICS/SEWING WITH KNITS

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On Saturday 21 May from 9am-3:30pm

This class is now FULL. An introduction to the overlocker, develop skills to use this equipment safely and efficiently. Learn how to use the overlocker for seaming knit garments. Prior Sewing experience essential. Some overlockers are available to use during the course or bring your own

Fees: NZ$90

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Patchwork: Christmas Capers

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
8 Thursday nights - Starts 19 May from 7-9pm

Christmas Capers is a fun project that uses small amounts of fabric that does not need to be Christmas themed. It is ideal for fat 1/4's and scraps. Participants will learn about various methods of Applique, constructing fast flying geese, half and quarter square triangles, and embellishments.

Fees: NZ$115

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PATCHWORK: Finish It Up(June)

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 12 June from 9am -4pm

Time to get those unfinished projects under control. Bring along those that you are stuck on, or bring them all and we will sort out their sticking point and move them in the right direction.

Fees: NZ$90

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Patchwork: Finishing Class (UFO)

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 27 March from 9am - 4pm

Students bring ufos (unfinished objects), or problem projects, or anything that they may need help with. You may need help to finish your quilt top, or learn how to baste and quilt your top or learn how to finish binding your quilt.

Fees: NZ$90

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PATCHWORK: Scrap Quilt in a Day

Tutor/Facilitator: Di Barnden
1 Sunday - On 29 May from 9am-4pm

This class is FULL. This is an ideal project to dive into your scrap bin or to use some of those fabrics you’ve been hoarding for one day. The class will explore a variety of quilts using squares and rectangles so be prepared to just have a play day.

Fees: NZ$90

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PATTERNS FROM YOUR FAVOURITE GARMENT:

Tutor/Facilitator: Stacey Donn
1 Sunday - On Sunday 22 May from 9am-4pm

Have you found a garment that fits you well and you wish you could clone it? By learning to create a pattern from an existing garment you will have the skills to do so. In this course you will be shown how to create a pattern from an existing garment. You will then have an opportunity to apply this knowledge as you work on your own pattern/s for your chosen garment/s. Sewing and/or basic pattern knowledge is recommended as you should be familiar with terms such as seam allowance, straight grain, bias, darts etc.

Fees: NZ$90

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POTTERY: Intermediate Wheel Work (July)

Tutor/Facilitator: Anne Glennie
8 Monday nights - Starts 25 July from 7-9:30pm

This class is now FULL. This class is limited to 8 students. This course is only for those students who have completed at least one Beginners Wheelwork class or have an equivalent amount of wheel throwing experience. The aim of the course is to extend students who can already centre and throw a basic cylinder, and will provide tuition to begin making pieces that are larger and with more complex shapes, such as vases, jugs, pots with lids and types of serving dishes. Please note that glazing will be done on the final week, so it is essential that students can attend on that evening as there are no alternative opportunities to glaze work. The costs for clay, firing and glazing materials are extra and will vary depending on how much a student makes. Please bring $40 materials deposit payable in cash to the tutor on the first night. Some students may not use all this deposit however productive students may be required to pay more. This class is held at Gear Homestead Woolshed Potters clubrooms, Gear Homestead, Okowai Road Porirua and is for ADULTS ONLY.

Fees: NZ$185

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POTTERY: Hand Building (August)

Tutor/Facilitator: Linda Savell & Jackie Haddow
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 9 August from 7-9:30pm

This class is now FULL. Introduction to hand building with clay. Techniques covered are pinch pots, coils, slab work and glazing. It should be noted that glazing will be done on the 7th week so it is important that students are able to attend on that evening as there are no alternative opportunities to glaze work. We will all be using the same clay. Clay, firing costs, and glazing materials are extra and will vary depending on how productive you are. Please bring $50 materials deposit payable in cash to the tutors on the first night. (some students may not use all this deposit however productive students may be required to pay more) This class is held at Gear Homestead Woolshed Potters rooms, Gear Homestead, Okowai Road Porirua and is for ADULTS ONLY.

Fees: NZ$185

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Sewing for Beginners (Tuesday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Stacey Donn
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 10 May from 7-9pm

This course is a perfect opportunity to learn some basic sewing skills or to extend your existing sewing skills. You will learn numerous skills as you work on constructing a bag. The pattern will be provided by the tutor; you will need to supply fabric, zip and thread (see on enrolment page). Once you have completed the bag, you have the option to work on your own project.

Fees: NZ$70

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Sewing for Beginners (Wednesday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Janet Barnes
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 11 May from 7-9pm

This class is now FULL. There is room in the TUESDAY class. This class is for people who are wanting to gain confidence with a sewing machine. And those just starting can work through a project making a shopping bag to introduce them to the sewing machine and sewing techniques.A condition of enrolment on this course is that you will attend at least 80% of the sessions. The first time you enrol, you'll need to provide your National Student Number (NSN) or, if you don't have one, email a copy of your passport or birth certificate as proof of your NZ citizenship or residency to [email protected]

Fees: NZ$70

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SEWING TIPS & TRICKS

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Wednesday night - On 6 July from 6:30 - 9pm

Not all sewing is in the making. whether you are new to sewing or have been sewing for some time, there are always new tips and time saving tricks to learn (such as how to unpick overlocking efficiently). Step away from the sewing machine and learn some invaluable information on equipment, fabric, pattern and sewing. in this enlightening sewist session.

Fees: NZ$27

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Sewing: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
8 Monday nights - Starts on 9 May from 6:30-8:30pm

This course is now CANCELLED. The class will cater for intermediate sewers. All students will be helped, shown techniques and short cuts. Bring pattern, material & sewing kit, current sewing project, or idea to the first lesson.

Fees: NZ$115

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SHIBORI DYEING: Multicoloured

Tutor/Facilitator: Clare Smith
1 Saturday - On 26 March from 9am-3pm

Explore Shibori techniques such as folding, clamping and pole wrapping then learn how to mix fibre reactive dyes to produce multicoloured fabrics for use in quilting or as a background for embroidery. Small items of clothing could also be dyed.

Fees: NZ$85

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Upholstery

Tutor/Facilitator: Raewyn Dawe
8 Monday nights - Starts 1 August from 7pm-9pm

. Learn how to revitalise your furniture using equipment you already have at home. Sewing skills essentials.

Fees: NZ$145

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WOODWORK: Skills & Projects(Tuesday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gary Beecroft
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 10 May from 7-9pm

This class is now FULL. Learn wood working skills using hand tools and the type of power tools found in the home. Choose your own project at your level of ability and learn skills while completing the project. You provide your own materials. No recycled timber allowed. This course will be held at the Tawa Menz Shed Davies St, Tawa.

Fees: NZ$160

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WOODWORK:Skills & Projects (Thursday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gary Beecroft
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 12 May from 7-9pm

This class is now FULL. Learn wood working skills using hand tools and the type of power tools found in the home. Choose your own project at your level of ability and learn skills while completing the project. You provide your own materials. No recycled timber allowed. This class will be held at the Tawa Menz Shed in Davies St Tawa.

Fees: NZ$160

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ZENTANGLE ® Method (Saturday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubbernick
1 Saturday - On 25 June from 10am-4pm

The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Fee includes a materials pack.

Fees: NZ$100 - Includes materials pack

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ZENTANGLE Method

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
1 Sunday - On 3 April from 10am-4pm

This class has been CANCELLED. The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Fee includes a materials pack.

Fees: NZ$100

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