Art and Craft

ART: Acrylic Painting & Multi-Drawing Medium

Tutor/Facilitator: Ian Hulston
7 Tuesday nights - Starts on 13 October 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$95

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CROCHET FOR RELAXATION: Beginner Course

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts on 13 October from 7-9pm

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 Christmas Theme

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts on 10 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. Make some small gifts for Christmas

Fees: NZ$60

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Digital Photography: Hands On

Tutor/Facilitator: Geoff Marshall
6 Wednesday nights & 1 weekend field trip - Starts 14 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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DYEING COTTON:

Tutor/Facilitator: Clare Smith
1 Saturday - On 1 August from 9:30am-4pm

This course has been CANCELLED. Learn how to dye fabric using Procion dyes. This class is mainly aimed at people who want to make small lengths of fabric for quilting or embroidery, but it is also possible to dye children’s T-shirts or other small items of clothing. Learn how to mix dyes and make colour graduations, try scrunch dyeing, basic shibori and tie-dye, multi-coloured dyeing and ice dyeing. Students should end up with approximately 6 metres of dyed fabric or the equivalent in dyed clothing.

Fees: NZ$85 - Plus $25 for materials for tutor

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DYEING WOOL & SILK

Tutor/Facilitator: Clare Smith
1 Saturday - On 31 October from 9:30am - 3:30pm

Learn how to dye wool fabric, felt and knitting wool using wool dyes and natural dyes. Multi-coloured dyeing, shibori and dye painting will be covered.

Fees: NZ$80

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Fantastic Photos on Your Phone:

Tutor/Facilitator: Matt McKee
1 Saturday - On 31 October from 9am-4pm

Luscious Landscapes, Powerful Portraits, and Captivating Close-ups! “The best camera is the one that you have with you!” (Chase Jarvis) These days, for most people, most of the time, that camera will be a smartphone. The photographic capabilities of modern mobile phones are astounding. They can create high-resolution pictures, perform sophisticated image editing, or instantly share the photos online.

Fees: NZ$90

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GREAT PEOPLE PICTURES:

Tutor/Facilitator: Matt McKee
1 Saturday - On 14 November from 9am-4pm

Boost your people photography skills with a great mix of theory, inspiration, and practice. Bring whatever camera you have (phone, point&shoot, mirrorless, DSLR) and learn about managing both available and artificial light. You will experience studio and location portraiture, as well as discover some great techniques for candid, sports, action, family events, and even street photography.

Fees: NZ$90

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LACE MAKING: Beginner & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Andrea Lynch
8 weeks - Starts on 12 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$115

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LEARN TO SEW:

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On 7 November 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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OVERLOCKER BASICS/SEWING WITH KNITS

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On Saturday 14 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: Doily Quilt

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

This is the ideal project to use those doily’s we love collecting and that are lurking in cupboards. The quilt is designed to fit any amount of doily’s as you can make it as big or as small as you like. The key to this quilt is to have fabrics that will not over power your doily’s and ones that complement the embroidery of the doily’s.

Fees: NZ$85

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Patchwork: Finishing School (UFO)

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 8 November 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:Hand Quilting

Tutor/Facilitator: Diane Barnden
1 Sunday - On Sunday 22 November from 9am-4pm

Fees: NZ$85

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Raranga 1 Day Wananga Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Sunday - On 22 November from 9am - 5pm

Minimum experience required (people who have made putiputi) - Kono/Konae. Also for the Experienced weaver - whiri kete or wall hanging Note: All registered students will be contacted by the tutor to discuss what they would like to create, where to harvest harakeke and what type of harakeke needed, preparation of harakeke and tools to be sourced for the day.

Fees: NZ$45

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Raranga: Creating Taonga with Harakeke (Beginner)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
8 Monday nights - Starts 12 October from 7-9pm

Come along and learn the basic knowledge and history of traditional and contemporary Maori weaving with Nina Paaka. Throughout the term you will learn reo Maori, tikanga o te whare pora (protocols within the house of weaving), how to harvest and prepare Harakeke (flax), learn how to weave putiputi (flowers), placemat/coaster, konae (2 sided purse) and wall hanging. This is a great way to start your raranga (weaving) journey, all beginners welcome.

Fees: NZ$65

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Raranga: Creating Taonga with Harakeke (Intermediate)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 13 October from 7-9pm

This class is for those who are experienced at weaving with Harakeke and/or other materials. You must understand the tikanga, reo and how to prepare Harakeke for weaving. Minimum of experience – putiputi, kono and konae. This class is a pathway for those that wish to move on from the beginners class. You will learn how to weave whiri kete and are welcome to inquire about weaving other items. Come along and become one of our Tuakana weavers and 'get your weave on'.

Fees: NZ$65

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Sewing for Beginners (Thursday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Janet Barnes
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 15 October from 7-9pm

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 14 October 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 12 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$110

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Upholstery

Tutor/Facilitator: Raewyn Dawe
8 Monday nights - Starts 12 October from 7pm-9pm

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

Fees: NZ$135

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WOODWORK MADE EASY (Thursday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gary Beecroft
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 15 October from 7-9pm

Learn wood working, sharpening, tuning, 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$115

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WOODWORK MADE EASY(Tuesday)

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

Learn wood working, sharpening, tuning, 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$115

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