Art and Craft

ART: Acrylic Painting & Multi-Drawing Medium

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

This class is now FULL. Wait list only available. 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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BORO & SASHIKO PLACEMATS

Tutor/Facilitator: Clare Smith
1 Saturday - On 22 May 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$85

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CROCHET FOR RELAXATION: Beginner Course

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts on 11 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, 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 8 June 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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KNITTING: Beginner Creative Relaxation

Tutor/Facilitator: Pat Hammond
4Thursday nights - Starts on 13 May 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$60

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LACE MAKING: Beginner & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Andrea Lynch
8 weeks - Starts on 10 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 20 June 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 and thread (requirement list will be provided). (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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MENDING YOUR CLOTHES:

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On 12 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$85

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METAL JEWELLERY: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Kristelle Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 16 May from 10am -4pm

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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METAL JEWELLERY: Stone Setting Workshop

Tutor/Facilitator: Kristelle Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 20 June from 10am -4pm

This class will now not be offered till 2021. 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$170 - Includes some materials

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OVERLOCKER BASICS/SEWING WITH KNITS

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On Saturday 19 June 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: A Trio of Table Runners

Tutor/Facilitator: Di Barnden
9 Wednesday nights - Starts on 12 May from 7-9pm

This class is now FULL. This is an ideal project to dive into your stash and pull some coordinating fabrics out. This table runner really lends itself to a scrap look. You could also use a packet of charm squares and cut them horizontally and vertically to give you the 2½” squares required.

Fees: NZ$130

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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: California Roll Quilt

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

In this one day class you will finally be able to turn your cherished Jelly Roll into a quilt top. This is an ideal class for a beginner, as well as for the more experienced quilter. If you don’t have a jelly roll you can just cut 2½” strips from your stash.

Fees: NZ$85

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Patchwork: Crisscross

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
2 Sundays - On 23 May & 13 June

This quilt has been designed specifically to use Moda’s fabric range “Bella Solids”. But the choice of fabric and colours is up to you, patterned or plain.

Fees: NZ$150

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PATCHWORK: Finish It Up

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 4 July 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: 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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PATTERN DRAFTING:

Tutor/Facilitator: Stacey Donn
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 12 May from 7-9pm

Learn basic patternmaking techniques to make pattern alterations that you can later apply to an existing pattern. By the end of this course, you will have created a skirt pattern for a skirt that you have designed. Prior patternmaking knowledge is not necessary.

Fees: NZ$110

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PATTERNS FROM YOUR FAVOURITE GARMENT:

Tutor/Facilitator: Stacey Donn
1 Sunday - On 30 May from 9am -4pm

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: Intermediate Wheel Work (July)

Tutor/Facilitator: Anne Glennie
8 Monday nights - Starts 26 July from 7-9:30pm

This class is now FULL. Wait list only available. 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$170

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POTTERY: Beginner Wheel work

Tutor/Facilitator: Anne Glennie
8 Monday nights - Starts on 3 May from 7-9:30pm

THIS CLASS AND THE WAIT LIST ARE FULL. THERE WILL BE NO MORE BEGINNER CLASSES FOR 2021. 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

Tutor/Facilitator: Linda Savell and Jackie Haddow
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 27 July from 7-9:30pm

Introduction to hand building with clay or extension for previous students. 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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POTTERY: Hand Building (May)

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

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL. ENROLLMENTS FOR WAIT LIST ONLY, DO NOT PAY. 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 20 June from 9am-5pm

Learn how to extend your skills a make your own kono wananga .

Fees: NZ$45

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RARANGA: Beginner Putiputi (Flowers)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Sunday - On 23 May from 9am-5pm

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 30 May from 9am-5pm

This class is now FULL. Wait list only is available. Make your own kete during the day.

Fees: NZ$45

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Sewing for Beginners (Thursday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Janet Barnes
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 13 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.

Fees: NZ$65

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Sewing for Beginners (Tuesday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Stacey Donn
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 11 May 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 10 May 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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WOODWORK: Skills & Projects(Tuesday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gary Beecroft
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 11 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.

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

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.

Fees: NZ$120

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ZENTANGLE Method

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
1 Sunday - On 13 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$75

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