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Let your child’s imagination run wild as they discover the calming and creative aspects of working with clay. Raewyn will show them techniques and spark ideas allowing them to create their own interesting characters, ornaments and keepsakes. In the first session the children will design and make lots of fun items. In the second session they will be ready and waiting to be brought to life as they are painted and fired again to form durable and strong treasures. Suitable for ages 6 – 12 yrs.

Friday 2 October 9:00AM – 12:00PM & Friday 9 October 9:00AM – 10:30AM

Friday 2 October 1:00PM – 4:00PM & Friday 9 October 1:00PM – 2:30PM

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This four hour workshop is perfect for beginners and ages 12 and up. We will go through two simple macrame techniques to wrap your chosen gemstone, and also look at braiding and fastening techniques to complete your very own necklace. The perfect way to display a special stone and keep it close to your heart. Workshop fee includes Macrame cord, gemstones, tape and cups of tea! Suitable for ages 12+ years.

Saturday 10 October, 9:00AM – 2:00PM

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Join soap maker Jackie and we’ll get started brewing some beautiful soaps. You’ll make your own soap and bath bombs which you’ll get to take home with you. These workshops will be a great opportunity to hand-make some gifts for family and friends. Suitable for ages 8+

Thursday 8 October, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

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The beautiful native Tui is our topic for today! You’re going to turn a ply wood cut-out into a beautiful piece of art. We will start by applying background paint also using familiar New Zealand scenes and we’ll use Maori kowhaiwhai stencils and gold paint to enhance it’s beauty. Suitable for ages 6 – 12 years.

Wednesday 7 October, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

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What if an apple could fill a room? What if your head was larger than your body? What if we could touch the clouds? What if fish could fly in the sky? We’re going to explore some ideas in a slightly surreal way in this workshop. You will imagine, draw and then use different mediums to create your masterpiece! This workshop will be lots of fun! Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Monday 5 October, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

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Naughty rabbits or cute rabbits, Peter Rabbit or Bugs Bunny! Hop along to this workshop and learn to draw, paint, stamp and print colourful rabbit themed pictures. These could be as cute as can be or very mischievous whatever your choiceSuitable for ages 6 – 12 years.

Monday 5 October, 9:30AM – 12:00PM

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Kid’s get started exploring the first steps to sewing and they’ll finish the session with a usable machined tote or book bag. We sew using our very safe hand crank machines, learning French seams so the bag ends up nice and tidy inside and out. This could be the beginning of a whole new world for your child.

Wednesday 7 October 9:30am – 11:30am 

Wednesday 7 October 12:30pm – 2:30pm 

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Encourage your child to look and view the world around them and engage with each other through this interactive and hands on Photography workshop. Great photography is not created by a lens but with light and the eye, children discover how to improve and develop their own photography and capture what they find emotive in the world around them. Suitable for ages 8+

Tuesday 6 October, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

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Aotearoa enjoys some of the most beautiful fish and ocean life in the world and some of this beauty lies beyond the beach so let’s explore all that lives in our sea. Create your own sea world, fantasy or real but what to include; kina or crayfish, whales & octopus, ika moana, seaweed & rocks. We’ll use dye, inks, paints and texture creating a work of art. Suitable for ages 6 – 12 years.

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Imagine if snails carried around not just their house (shell) but a whole city on their backs. How would that look on paper? Children in this workshop will use lots of imagination and this combined with illustration skills will create some really captivating surreal paintings. Suitable for ages 6 – 12 years.

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