Art and Craft

ART: Acrylic Painting & Multi-Drawing Medium (Term 2)

Tutor/Facilitator: Ian Hulston
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 11 May from 7-9pm

This course is for Beginners and Intermediate Students. 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$110

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CAMERA DRIVER'S LICENCE

Tutor/Facilitator: Matt McKee
1 Saturday - On 20 February from 9am-4pm

This course has been CANCELLED. Sick of missing the moment? Not sure what all the different camera settings mean, or how to use them? In this one-day course you'll learn how to set up and effortlessly operate your camera for a variety of different photography styles. Landscapes, portraits, sports, candids, close-ups and more. When you know your way around the camera, you'll be able to spend more time making great pictures, and less time fiddling with all the buttons and menus. Before the course starts, you'll need to tell us the make and model of your camera. Then you'll receive lots of useful tips specifically about your very own camera!

Fees: NZ$90

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CROCHET FOR RELAXATION: Beginner Course

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts on 9 February 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 9 March 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 12 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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INDIGO DYEING & SHIBORI

Tutor/Facilitator: Clare Smith
1 Saturday - On 6 March from 9am-3pm

Learn the basics of shibori by folding, clamping, wrapping and sewing fabrics before dyeing them using indigo.

Fees: NZ$80

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LACE MAKING: Beginner & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Andrea Lynch
8 weeks - Starts on 15 February 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: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On 27 February from 9am-4pm

Would love to learn to sew but not sure where to start, and a whole term of courses is not for you? Then this one day course has been designed for you. Come and learn how to use a sewing machine (students may bring their own or use a college Bernina). Work on a selected sewing project (a bag) which will teach you essential skills and leave sewing confident all in one day.

Fees: NZ$90

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METAL JEWELLERY: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Kristelle Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 21 February from 10am -4pm

This class is now FULL. Wait list only.Do not pay Making silver rings and thingsā€¦..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$145 - Includes materials for ring and bangle

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METAL JEWELLERY:Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Kristelle Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 22 March from 10am-4pm

For those who have already attended the beginner course.

Fees: NZ$145 - Fee includes dome silver

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OVERLOCKER BASICS/SEWING WITH KNITS

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On Saturday 13 March 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: Big & Bold Quilt

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 14 March from 9am-4pm

Do you have a favourite fabric that you just love too much to cut up?Then this quilt is perfect to showcase it in.This quilt is based on a rectangular block so breaks away from the traditional square blocks and is a great stash buster.Suitable for all levels of quilter.

Fees: NZ$85

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Patchwork: Finishing School (UFO)

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 28 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$85

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PATCHWORK: JELLY ROLL RACE

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

This could possibly be the easiest quilt you will ever make. Take one jelly roll and a contrasting background and sew. No seams to match, not points to fret over, just good old plain sewing.

Fees: NZ$85

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PATCHWORK: Placemats & Napkins

Tutor/Facilitator: Di Barnden
1 Sunday - On 28 February from 9am-4pm

A great way to liven up your meal times and cut into those large scale prints we love to buy. These placemats are reversible so coordinate the backing fabric with the front. If you decide to add napkins you could use your placemat fabric for colour inspiration. You will leave the class with your placemats and napkins complete.

Fees: NZ$85

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PATCHWORK: Star Beginnings

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 9 February from 7-9pm

Want to learn about Patchwork? This course will teach you all about blocks, how to use a rotary cutter, piecing, colour ways etc

Fees: NZ$110

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PATTERNS FROM YOUR FAVOURITE GARMENT:

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

This class is now FULL. Bring along your favourite garments and make patterns from them or bring one garment and fabric and make a copy of it. Sew skills essential.

Fees: NZ$85

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POTTERY: Beginner Wheel work

Tutor/Facilitator: Anne Glennie
8 Monday nights - Starts on 15 February from 7-9:30pm

WAIT LIST ONLY IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS CLASS. Please enrol but DO NOT PAY to go on the wait list, This class is an introduction to throwing clay on a pottery wheel. Students learn to centre clay on the wheel and the basics of throwing the foundation shapes of cylinders and bowls. 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 $30 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$170

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POTTERY: Hand Building (May)

Tutor/Facilitator: Linda Savell & Jackie Haddow
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 11 May from 7-9:30pm

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$170

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RARANGA: Beginner Kono (4 corner basket)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Sunday - On 21 March from 9am-5pm

This class is now FULL.

Fees: NZ$45

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RARANGA: Beginner Putiputi (Flowers)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Sunday - On 21 February from 9am-5pm

This class is now FULL. Tutorial on how to weave putiputi (flowers) including Chrysanthemums, Roses and Calla Lily. Harakeke (flax) and tools are provided for use on the day. We also have a shared lunch, please bring a plate of kai to share. No experience required, 10 people max

Fees: NZ$45

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RARANGA: Intermediate Kete Pikau (back pack)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Sunday - On 28 February from 9am-5pm

This course is now FULL.

Fees: NZ$45

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RARANGA: Intermediate Own Project

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Sunday - On 28 March from 9am - 5pm

This class is now FULL.

Fees: NZ$45

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Sewing for Beginners (Thursday)

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

This class is now FULL. There is still places in the WEDNESDAY night 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 for Beginners (Wed)

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 10 February from 7-9pm

Learn how to understand a pattern, work out the material needed and what sewing words mean. If you wish to make your own project under the guidance of the tutor then you need to go to the Monday class.

Fees: NZ$65

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Sewing: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
8 Monday nights - Starts on 15 February from 6:30-8:30pm

This class is now FULL. 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$110

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WOODWORK: Skills & Projects(Tuesday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gary Beecroft
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 11 May from 7-9pm

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.

Fees: NZ$120

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WOODWORK:Skills & Projects (Thursday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gary Beecroft
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 13 May from 7-9pm

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.

Fees: NZ$120

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ZENTANGLE Method

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
1 Sunday - On 21 March from 10am-4pm

This class is now FULL. The ZentangleĀ® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Fees: NZ$75

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