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Create exceptional layouts for print and screen. Learn how to set up documents, place images, format text, prepare and use master pages, create style sheets and produce documents ready for print as well as basic typography and design. No experience necessary however if you are self taught or muddled along and now in a place of frustration then this workshop is for you too. Students bring their own PC or MAC with InDesign loaded.

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The softstone method is easy to learn. Work as the block hardens and complete a sculpture in one rewarding day. First timers and experienced artists love it! Create a simple but beautiful garden sculpture to keep or give to that someone special.

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This introduction to the fascinating and beautiful art of glass fusing will teach you how to safely cut glass and then, using hot glass and diachroic glass, make jewellery of your own design. If there is time, we will also create a unique coaster for your cuppa or glass of tipple. All materials and tools are provided.

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Food in a bowl; it’s right on trend and that’s because food just tastes better in a bowl! Come and make six, one of a kind bowls to pop your overnight oats, poached pears or sassy summer salads in. Roll, cut, make, decorate… and they are ready for firing and glazing. Eloise will guide you through the hand-building process, teaching you tips and tricks to help you and your bowls shine!

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Exclusive offer; four wheels, four participants, four sessions! Learning to throw pots is immensely satisfying. In this course learn clay preparation and wedging then move straight into centering clay, throwing basic cylinders and different forms.

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A great intro to clay: yes, you CAN make your own set of gorgeous, unique dinner or side plates… in a day! Roll them out, let them sit, form the edges and decorate… and they are ready for firing and glazing. Eloise teaches a variety of hand-building and slab rolling techniques and will inspire heaps of creative ideas!

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Create your own collection of beautiful printed designs on fabric using simple tools to make your own printing blocks and learn about pattern repeats in the process. A carefully curated colour pallet of textile inks will be provided for you to use during the workshop. You will make and take home a collection of stamps, printed samples on calico squares and a finished textile design on a linen tea towel. Class includes: all materials to make wooden stamps, print onto test fabric then print final tea towel. Skill level: All levels welcome.

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During this workshop you will learn about the practices associated with Maori art, creating your own contemporary Toki bone carving, complete with binding and adjustable cord. You will be introduced to a massive new technical skill set through a design process that uses grinders, drills, wet and dry sanding and polishing tools. You will also learn binding and lashing traditions used throughout Polynesia.

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Advance your wheel work skills with Eloise as she progresses you to larger vessels using more technique and skill for results.

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Talented local potter, Raewyn, teaches coiling & slab building; pinch pots; working with moulds & experimenting with different styles, textures and finishes. Create sculptural pieces or useful domestic ware. (Wheels are available). Fees cover material for an initial piece. More clay can be bought later in class.

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Simon draws on more than 30 years experience to help beginners with the basic construction of plain rings, stone-set rings, pendants and earrings and extends advanced students’ knowledge of design and construction. Beginner’s starter pack costs $55.  More silver, gold and stones can be purchased later.

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This is an introductory ‘mini workshop’ on the wonderful creative world of cast glass. You will learn all the processes involved in making glass objects and make your own beautiful crystal glass bird or house tile in the first session or a beautiful glass kete to take home for your window ledge or give as a gift. You will be ‘hooked’ on glass after coming to this workshop. Enjoy learning and making something new.

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Learn or develop your knowledge of the basics, from copper foil to lead lighting, while you work on your own stained glass project. Beginners are taught glass cutting techniques while making fantastic objects. Materials and equipment costs vary. Beginners buy a $15 starter pack on the first night.

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