Tutors

Harri Cuthers

Harri Cuthers

Harri Cuthers - Tutor of Digital Art for iPad (Kids Holiday Programme) Harri has always loved to draw since she could hold a pencil! She loves drawing portraits pen and paper and especially iPad! Having used Photoshop for a while before the Procreate app came out,...

Han Nae Kim

Han Nae Kim

Han Nae Kim teaching Kintsugi - The Art of Broken Pieces Han Nae Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea, and is now living and working in Auckland, New Zealand. Kim majored in Painting at Elam School of Fine Arts (The University of Auckland) . She later graduated with a...

Lucie Blaze

Lucie Blaze

Lucie Blaze Teaching Design your own Skateboard Lucie Blaze is a graphic designer, art tutor and practicing artist. Originally from the Czech Republic, Lucie resides in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa. She moved here 2014 and has embraced the culture and art scene over the...

Zarahn Southon

Zarahn Southon

Teaching Oil Painting and Drawing and Sketching from Term 3 onwards Zarahn Southon is an Auckland based painter of Ngāti Tūwharetoa descent. On completion of a Bachelor of Visual Arts (1998) he had several solo shows and in 2005 was awarded a Contemporary Pacific Art...

Toni Mosley

Toni Mosley

Toni Mosley has been teaching and exhibiting for over 20 years. Originally from Colorado/Wyoming, she received her MFA in Printmaking before she called New Zealand home. Her passion for works on paper is a part of her own practice (prints, drawings, artist books)....

Lauren Ferris

Lauren Ferris

Lauren Ferris Pilates and Yoga Teacher Hi friends, my name is Lauren. I am a mum of three gorgeous little humans. My passion & purpose is to share the joy of movement. I grew up in my mum's ballet studio which has been my foundation for all that I do. I have...

Erno Hajos

Erno Hajos

Teaching Intro to Sign Painting Workshops Hello and welcome, My name is Erno Hajos, I am a traditional sign painter and mural artist. I graduated as a graphic designer and art teacher at University of West Hungary in 2009. I have been living in New Zealand since 2010...

Valerie Ong

Valerie Ong

Tutor of Pottery for Beginners Val is a ceramic artist with a bachelor of fine arts(hons) from Elam school of Fine Arts and has been exploring clay for the last seven years. She runs her own bespoke ceramic brand 'hey Val ceramics' crafted on the wheel in her home...

Lina Castro

Lina Castro

Tutor of Tiny Stitches Embroidery workshops My story with embroidery started in 2015, and since then it has become part of my life. Thanks to embroidery, I have been able to connect creative worlds and discover new ones. Trained as an Industrial Designer, my obsession...

Maree Presnall

Maree Presnall

Tutor of Kids Holiday Programme workshops My past past experience includes working as a fashion and graphic designer within the apparel industry. In more recent times I have been working with special needs children at a local primary school and running my own after...

Ann Byford

Ann Byford

Tutor of Macrame workshops Ann is an award winning multi media artist from Karaka. Originally from the Waikato, Ann moved to Auckland two years ago. She now delivers creative Macrame workshops throughout Auckland, Northland and the Coromandel Peninsula. Ann is also a...

Hayley Jane

Hayley Jane

Tutor of Candle Making Workshops Hayley runs a small bespoke candle company specializing in large bespoke candles, transforming statement/vintage glassware into unique gifts. She works with 100% soy wax, looking forward to sharing her love and knowledge for candles...

Macarena Bernal

Macarena Bernal

Macarena Bernal - Tutor of Resin Jewellery workshop, Make a Silver Ring Workshop and Design and Make Jewellery term classes Chilean national, resident of New Zealand since 2012, and a citizen since 2018, Macarena has a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts from Finis...

Nicola Francis-Gibb

Nicola Francis-Gibb

Tutor of our Ceramic Painting workshops Nicola Francis-Gibb is the owner a ‘paint your own ceramic studio’ that has been operating for 20 years called Paint & Create Ceramic Painting. Very popular for birthday parties for children and adults, and all sorts of...

Vanessa Fong

Vanessa Fong

Tutor of our Polymer Clay Earrings workshops Art making has always been a passion of mine, I studied Fine Arts at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design where I mostly worked in sculpture and installation. After finishing art school I worked in art galleries and have...

Kohei Iguchi

Kohei Iguchi

Tutor of our Tea Appreciation workshops Kohei is a qualified naturopath, medical herbalist, and the director and founder of Joi Tea. He has been in clinic practice for over 7 years and he will be sharing with you some of his experience with medicinal herbs and how you...

Margaret Routen

Margaret Routen

Drawing has always been my passion. I left school and gained a distinction during my 2 year Pre diploma course in Art & Design, studying all aspects of art. Including History of Art, Costume, Furniture, Animation, Printmaking, Photography and Commercial design. I...

Elise De Silva

Elise De Silva

I'm a full-time, award winning artist and writer working out of my studio in Auckland. My favourite medium is watercolour, although I do occasionally work with oils and acrylics. I am always trying new techniques and have been challenging myself with adding more...

Cheryl van Heerden

Cheryl van Heerden

A Little Bit of Tiny I have always loved making things. Various sewing, crochet, knitting, felting, scrapbooking and embroidery projects have filled my leisure time for many years. Acquiring new skills and putting them to use gives me great joy. It took a trip to...

Gracie Matthews

Gracie Matthews

Originally a graduate of Fashion Technology in 1984, Gracie Matthews spent a number of years freelancing in the entertainment industry before managing her own costume hire business in Sydney. For nearly 18 years Gracie continued working in theatre and film while the...

Angela Erceg (Milans Bonsai Growers)

Angela Erceg (Milans Bonsai Growers)

Angela and Milan run a family business "Milans Bonsai Growers" with over 10 years experience in creating and supplying bonsai's. They supply some of the most prominent garden centres in Auckland. What they don't know about Bonsai plants probably isn't worth knowing.

Neil Craik

Neil Craik

Neil Craik is the founder of Glassy Affair. Born In Oamaru and now living in Auckland. Neil attributes inspiration for the beautiful glass creations he makes to his love of the New Zealand Outdoors: Native flora and wildlife and the deep infusion with Maori and...

Katie Smith

Katie Smith

Katie Smith is Smitten! At least as founder of Smitten design she is smitten with colour, textures, fabric and ink. Working with fabric in one way or another all her life: From clothes to interiors to conceptual art, she has always been fascinated by the power of...

Maha Tomo

Maha Tomo

Maha Tomo is passionate about carving Pounamu and bone carving and has a background in social work, youth work and business.  He has been facilitating bone carving (Rangatahi) and resin casting (Tamariki) workshops for the last 5 years incorporating Maori values such...

Julie Craig

Julie Craig

Julie is a tutor, author and columnist who is passionate about living sustain-ably in Auckland's urban environment. A horticulturally trained, historic food practitioner, Julie is the Wild Crafter that weaves together the classes for the Oak and Thistle team....

Jackie Ziegler

Jackie Ziegler

Kia ora! I’m Jackie or as many know me: the soap lady! I’ve been stirring my soap pot for over 20 years and teaching soap making and other courses for the past 10 years. Making my own skin care products has always been my obsession and I love to pass on my knowledge...

Juliet Slogrove

Juliet Slogrove

Juliet has been practicing yoga for 40 years, and teaching for 3. Her mission is to help others re-establish a wholeness in their daily lives, through Yoga being the best they can be, physically, emotionally, mindfully and energetically. Her goal is to develop...

Siobhan van Heerden

Siobhan van Heerden

Siobhan van Heerden-Liew is an Auckland based Artist, teacher and mother. She graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts with a Bachelor’s Degree and a Post-Graduate Diploma the following year. After taking a year off, Siobhan completed a Graduate Diploma in Secondary...

Sang Vallabh

Sang Vallabh

I have always been in various roles in a corporate environment and finally decided and plucked the courage to purse my dream job of being a personal trainer. It’s never too late to follow your dreams. My personal weight struggles lead me on my journey of leading a...

Raewyn Neale

Raewyn Neale

My 40-year career working with clay started at night school classes where I learned to master the pottery wheel. In addition, I explored other media like acrylic painting on canvas, which has helped broaden my creative skills. Eventually, I expressed my own signature...

Lynn Eaton

Lynn Eaton

Lynn-Frances began Belly Dancing (otherwise known as Oriental Dance) since 1980 and has been teaching since 1990.  Lynn has learned from world class tutors.  Lynn has also attended classes in other dance forms such as Ballet, Tap, Irish, Classical Indian, Bollywood...

Juliet Lloyd

Juliet Lloyd

Juliet was first introduced to Pilates by her Physiotherapist husband, Robert. Three years after the birth of their twins she was finally ready and able to address her chronic back pain. From an early age Juliets’ compulsion to move brought her success on the...

Judy Charlesworth

Judy Charlesworth

In 1990 Judy co-authored a book with Kay Martin titled ‘Yoga – A Practical Approach for New Zealanders’. Judy has been with Uxbridge for over ten years and has been teaching for over eighteen years. Judy has also been a tutor for the International Yoga Teaching...

Jan Simmons

Jan Simmons

I studied my Bachelor degree in 3D at Unitec NZ and then my Diploma in secondary teaching at Auckland College of Education. I worked as a teacher of Visual Arts and Design at Waitakere college and Kaipara college. I became Head of Visual Arts and Head of the Faculty...

Jacqui Pounder

Jacqui Pounder

“Living life mindfully” is something Jacqui promotes to all her students. Jacqui holds a diploma in yoga from the Wellpark College and has also completed training in YIN-YOGA. Jacqui incorporates unique holistic expertise with modern yoga practices alongside...

Gillian Elmslie

Gillian Elmslie

Gillian began working with clay in her cousin’s pottery studio when she was 14 years old. She was 24 when she was introduced to the recipe she calls ‘Soft Stone’. At that time she was busy having exhibitions of her flax forms and sculptural baskets. Soon the soft...

Eloise Worrall

Eloise Worrall

Pottery Tutor Classes and Workshops Eloise is a potter and educator located in Auckland, New Zealand. She holds a Masters of Art and Design (First Class Honours) from Auckland University of Technology.

Carmen Pereyra

Carmen Pereyra

Carmen is a Spanish tutor and translator who originated from the small and beautiful country of Uruguay, in South America where she was an ESOL teacher. She has been in the teaching profession for over 25 years and holds a Level 5 New Zealand Adult Education...

Bianca Rangelrooy

Bianca Rangelrooy

Recently I googled Google, to find out what sort of questions people where asking. What I found was of great interest, to an artist and tutor: the 4th most commonly asked question in 2016 was “HOW TO DRAW” In our modern world, where the computer is an integral part of...

Amber Adams

Amber Adams

“There is nothing more rewarding than finishing a piece of art and sharing it with others; to be able to use nature’s beautiful palette of colours and show it within my canvas.” Amber Adams runs an art and design business, creating beautiful, original and individual...

Alvin Xiong

Alvin Xiong

Alvin Xiong is an Auckland-based (Howick area) multi-disciplinary artist specifying in integrating painting techniques into different medium to achieve a new expression. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in oil painting from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in China;...