Art and Craft

ART: Acrylic Painting & Multi-Drawing Medium (Beginner)

Tutor/Facilitator: Ian Hulston
7 Thursday nights - Starts on 21 October from 7-9pm

This course is for Beginners. 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.

Fees: NZ$100

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ART: Acrylic Painting & Multi-Drawing Medium (Intermediate)

Tutor/Facilitator: Ian Hulston
7 Tuesday nights - Starts on 19 October from 7-9pm

This course is for those who have already attended an art class and wish to extend their skills. The course shows a range of Acrylic painting and drawing techniques. Use Impasto painting for rich colour and textures and Masking fluid for difficult shapes. Learn perspective drawing and painting of objects and Buildings. Draw or paint People and Animals with Acrylics or other drawing medium. You need to provide your own materials.

Fees: NZ$100

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CROCHET FOR RELAXATION: Beginner Course

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts on 19 October 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, crochet hearts and granny squares). Learn about different stitches and notations and how to read patterns. Crochet is a great craft to learn, you can make awesome things for yourself or join a community craft group and crochet for a cause!

Fees: NZ$60

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CROCHET FOR RELAXATION: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts on 16 November from 7-9pm

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

Fees: NZ$60

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Digital Photography: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Geoff Marshall
6 Wednesday nights & 1 field trip - Starts on 4 August 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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Digital Photography: Hands On

Tutor/Facilitator: Geoff Marshall
6 Wednesday nights & 1 weekend field trip - Starts 27 October from 7-9pm

A practical course involving three classroom sessions, three Wednesday evening location shoots and one weekend shot. Sessions will cover people, landscape, still life, night photography, all designed to teach creative techniques of making photographs. Assumes a basic knowledge of camera operation.

Fees: NZ$100

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HANDMAKING PAPER USING NATIVE PLANTS

Tutor/Facilitator: Rob Kennedy
1 Sunday morning - On 31 October from 9:30am-12:30pm

This class is now FULL. 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: Beginner/IntermediateCreative Relaxation

Tutor/Facilitator: Pat Hammond
4 Thursday nights - Starts on 5 August 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." The first hour will concentrate on beginners and the second hour on intermediate.

Fees: NZ$60

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LACE MAKING: Beginner & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Andrea Lynch
7 weeks - Starts on 18 October 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$100

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LEARN TO SEW: (November)

Tutor/Facilitator: Stacey Donn
1 Sunday - On 28 November 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 (see enrolment page).

Fees: NZ$90

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MACHINE QUILTING WITH RULERS:

Tutor/Facilitator: Di Barnden
1 Sunday - On 19 September from 9am-4pm

For this class you will need to have a specialised Ruler Foot suitable for your sewing machine. This is not a free motion foot. I have some examples below. This is very important, without a ruler foot you will not be able to use any rulers for quilting.

Fees: NZ$85

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MENDING YOUR CLOTHES:

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On 20 November 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$85

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METAL JEWELLERY: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Kristelle Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 31 October from 10am-4pm

This course 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$170 - Includes materials for ring and bangle

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OVERLOCKER BASICS/SEWING WITH KNITS

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On Saturday 6 November from 9am-3:30pm

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$85

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PATCHWORK: Finish It Up

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 7 November 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$85

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Patchwork: Finishing School (UFO)

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 26 September 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$85

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PATCHWORK: Jelly Roll

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 3 October from 9am -4pm

This could possibly be the easiest quilt you will ever make.Take one jelly roll and two contrasting fabrics and a border fabric.

Fees: NZ$85

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PATCHWORK: Jump Start for Christmas

Tutor/Facilitator: Di Barnden
6 Wednesday nights - Starts on 20 October from 7-9pm

This class is now FULL. In this class we will be making a table runner, a bento bag and a fabric bucket. These projects make ideal gifts with the bento bag and fabric bucket perfect for time pressed makers.

Fees: NZ$90

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PATCHWORK: Sashed 4 Patch

Tutor/Facilitator: Di Barnden
1 Sunday - On 21 November from 9am-4pm

This is an ideal project for using those 5” charm squares that we are all so drawn to. To give your quilt some repetition, you could also dip into your stash and cut from 2 different fabrics for the 4 patch block, and cut from one colour family for the sashed block. Whatever way you choose I am sure that this could be a real stash busting quilt.

Fees: NZ$85

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PATCHWORK: Scrap Happy

Tutor/Facilitator: Di Barnden
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 4 August from 7-9pm

This class is now FULL. How would you like to turn your scrap bin into a quilt or two? In this term long class we will look at different ways to use your scraps for maximum effect. Throughout the class you will be introduced to a variety of blocks and setting ideas.

Fees: NZ$115

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PATCHWORK: Scrap Quilt in a Day

Tutor/Facilitator: Di Barnden
1 Sunday - On 5 December from 9am-4pm

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$85

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PATTERNMAKING GRADING: Resizing

Tutor/Facilitator: Stacey Donn
1 Sunday - On 7 November from 9am-4pm

Learn to grade a pattern up and down sizes. This course focuses on womenswear patterns but the same principle applies to childrenswear and menswear.

Fees: NZ$85

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PATTERNMAKING:

Tutor/Facilitator: Stacey Donn
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 20 October from 7-9pm

Learn basic patternmaking techniques to make pattern alterations to an existing pattern or block. There will be several blocks and patterns available for use in class, but students are also welcome to bring in their own. In this course you will be shown a range of pattern manipulations to help you turn an existing pattern in to a new design.

Fees: NZ$110

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PATTERNS FROM YOUR FAVOURITE GARMENT:

Tutor/Facilitator: Stacey Donn
1 Sunday - On Sunday 14 November 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$85

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RARANGA: Beginner Kono (4 corner basket)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Sunday - On 19 September from 9am-5pm

This class is now FULL. Learn how to extend your skills a make your own kono wananga .

Fees: NZ$45

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RARANGA: Intermediate Kete Pikau (back pack)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Sunday - On 29 August from 9am-5pm

This class is now FULL. Make your own kete during the day.

Fees: NZ$45

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RARANGA: Intermediate Own Project

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Sunday - On 26 September from 9am - 5pm

For those who have been learning Raranga and want a workshop and help making their own project.

Fees: NZ$45

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Sewing for Beginners

Tutor/Facilitator: Stacey Donn
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 19 October 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$65

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Sewing for Beginners (Thursday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Janet Barnes
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 5 August 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.

Fees: NZ$65

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Sewing: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
7 Monday nights - Starts on 18 October from 6:30-8:30pm

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$100

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Upholstery

Tutor/Facilitator: Raewyn Dawe
8 Monday nights - Starts 18 October from 7pm-9pm

This class is now FULL. Learn how to revitalise your furniture using equipment you already have at home. Sewing skills essentials.

Fees: NZ$140

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WOODWORK: Skills & Projects(Tuesday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gary Beecroft
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 26 October 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$120

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WOODWORK:Skills & Projects (Thursday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gary Beecroft
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 28 October 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$120

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ZENTANGLE Method

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
1 Sunday - On 14 November 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$95

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