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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 18 July, 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Saturday 10 October, 9:00AM – 1:00PM
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
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 choice. Suitable for ages 6 – 12 years.
Monday 5 October, 9:30AM – 12:00PM
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.
Wednesday 15 July, 1:00PM – 4:00PM
A unique cast-glass opportunity for children to come and make their own cast glass pieces. Flowers, feathers, hearts or butterflies. These wee projects will look absolutely stunning hanging in any window or make great gifts to give granny or any family member if you could bear to give them away! Glass costs $30 and is included in the fee. Suitable for ages 8+ years.
Tuesday 14 July, 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Tuesday 6 October, 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Get ready to get messy! In the first session you will get to design and make lots of fun items. These will then be fired and when you attend the second session you’ll get to glaze them with all your favourite colours. The pieces will then get fired again and they will be strong and usable. Suitable for ages 6 – 12 years.
Friday 10 July 9:00AM – 12:00PM & Friday 17 July 9:00AM – 10:30AM
Friday 10 July 1:00PM – 4:00PM & Friday 17 July 1:00PM – 2:30PM
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+
Wednesday 15 July, 10:00AM – 12:00PM
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 8+ years.
Monday 13 July, 1:00PM – 3:30PM
Wednesday 7 October, 1:00PM – 3:30PM
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.
Monday 13 July, 9:30AM – 12:00PM
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+
Tuesday 14 July, 9:30AM – 12:30PM
FRIDAY 9 October, 9:30AM – 12:30PM