GIVE THE GIFT OF AN ART LESSON FOR CHRISTMAS 

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The Artery Summer School 2022 will be a huge line up of workshops for both adults and children & rangatahi.
There will be a terrific selection of hands-on workshops. We pride ourselves in sourcing tutors who are accomplished art practitioners from across Aotearoa.
Summer School 2022 is the perfect place to learn practical skills and engage with like-minded creatives. 

We look forward to seeing you in January!

Upcoming Workshops

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Character Art Doll Workshop

with Claire Delaney

Participants will learn the step-by-step techniques of how to model with sculpey clay, wire, and mixed media to create an awe-inspiring art doll.  This is Claire’s most popular workshop and people will not need any previous experience to achieve amazing results.

Students will be guided on how to do detailed face and hand painting plus making clothes and hair. All materials are supplied but bringing fabrics and accessories is encouraged too. Participants will be astounded with what they can produce in such a short time.  All the dolls are so unique, arty, and quirky.

 

Suitable for 13yrs and over. Come and join in with other unorthodox and innovative people to explore the world of art doll making with the bonus of delicious home baked morning teas.

 

Tutor: Clare Delaney

Weekend Workshop

Dates: 22nd and 23rd January 2022

Time: 10am to 4pm

Cost: $220

All Materials Supplied but you may wish to bring additional materials and accessories.

Email Claire by clicking on the 'Book Here' button

 

Claire Delaney is a visual storyteller living in Rotorua. Originally from the UK she got a BA hon in Textiles and fashion attributing this to why her characters are always so uniquely dressed. Claire’s style is described as whimsical and playful. She has written and illustrated several of her own books and illustrates constantly for commission work. With a passion for the creative process, she has taught art in the community for thirty years.

 

Click here to visit Claire at her website.

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Finding Your Creative Flow

with Emma Prill

Suitable for all levels. Including complete beginners. In this workshop Emma will guide you through a range of experimental processes using a range of materials including charcoal, inks, and acrylics. Exploring mark making, composition, colour relationships and abstract forms.

 

Emma will demonstrate ways of “Finding the creative flow” and help you put these into practice and discuss materials and ideas to continue your creative explorations at home.  You will achieve a series of works on paper that are your own colourful collection of processes and ideas from a nurturing creative day.

 

Tutor: Emma Prill

One Day Workshop

Date: Saturday 8th January 2022

Time: 10am – 3.30pm

Cost: $150.00

All Materials Supplied

 

Emma is a local Tauranga artist and art educator.

 

I recently went on Emma Prills workshop. I was a bit nervous because I thought I might not be good enough but found the whole experience both uplifting and affirming. The motivation was thoughtful and sincere, and everyone worked on several projects at their own pace with as much or as little input as they wished. I would LOVE to attend another.

Click here to visit Emma at her website.

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Build a Village

Full Day Ceramic Workshop

Extensive and creative ceramic workshop offering close supervision and plenty of guidance from a professional ceramic artist of many years. There will be a maximum of 10 Students who will be provided with 2 kilos of clay each to build the house or village they desire in a small friendly and supportive class. This is a fabulous opportunity to explore clay over a whole day.

 

Students are guided and supported thorough the process of creating clay buildings that will withstand the processes of making, colouring, (if desired), drying, handling, glazing, and firing.  All care will be taken at each step and students will have the option of choosing an array of colours and finishes to suit their creative vibe and experience.

 

Tutor: Deb Fleming

Date: Saturday 29th January 2022

Time: 9.30 – 3.30pm

Cost: $260.00

All Materials Supplied

 

With plenty of time to experiment students will plan, measure, and carefully cut out their design, transferring it onto the clay, build, then colour and finish their work, while exploring the process and enjoying the experience. Students will choose a glazing technique to suit their personality, application, and potential outcome.  If by chance your style is more abstract or gestural, loose free and unexplored, feel free to bring your story to the table. All welcome.

 

A long history in ceramic art has Deb Fleming eager to share what she has learned and experienced. Recently completing a master’s in visual art with ceramics at Otago, her experience as a self-employed ceramic storyteller since the late 70s has culminated in having a lot of creativity to offer.

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Kabuki Mask Making and Painting Workshop

Evening Workshop

KABUKU means ‘to learn’ and ‘to be out of ordinary’. Learn more about Japanese culture through creating a work inspired by Kabuki. Make a mask that is inspired by Kabuki and Nihon Buyo.

 

Kabuki is an art of singing and dancing where performers would often wear masks and outfits that are flamboyant and bizarre in a theatrical sense. This is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge of Japanese culture as well as enjoying some time with like-minded creative individuals in a warm supportive environment.

 

Tutor: Ulemj Glamuzina

Date: Thursday 27th January 2022

Time: 5.30 – 8.30pm

Cost: $85

All materials supplied.

Email Ulemj by clicking on the 'Book Here' button

Ulemj an international artist born in Mongolia, will guide the most inexperienced to achieve amazing results. She will help you find your creative vibe. You'll be rewarded with a great sense of achievement and take home your very own original and unique mask.

 

Click here to visit Ulemj at her Website.

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Get The Girls Out

Ceramic Workshop Monday

Fast creative ceramic sculpture workshop where the lucky student will be provided with a kilo of clay and the necessary tools to make a wonderful mug or vase. With a maximum of 12 students, you will learn the basic skills for working with clay, rolling, cutting, texture, sculpting and joining body parts to either a cylinder or curvaceous mug and finish it off with simple glazing and colouring.

 

Students will decorate their amazing creations in bright underglaze and have their masterpiece finished with a lovely shiny clear glaze that will be fired and ready to collect depending on drying times and firing schedules. The clay provided can be either a bright white base that will enhance the colours you choose, or you may prefer a lovely warm terracotta and use an acid yellow glaze as shown in the photo. Lots of choices to make. You have two workshops to choose from either Thursday the 6th or Monday the 24th.

 

Tutor: Deb Fleming

Date: Monday 24th January 2022

Time: 1.30 – 4pm

Cost: $120.00

All Materials Supplied

 

The result will be a distinctive expression of your unique personality, where you will only be limited by the amount of clay at your disposal. A long history in ceramic art has brought Deb to this place, where she wants to share what she has learned and experienced. Recently completing a master’s in visual art with ceramics at Otago, her experience as a self-employed ceramic storyteller since the late 70s has culminated in having a lot of creativity to offer.

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Get The Girls Out

Ceramic Workshop Thursday

Fast creative ceramic sculpture workshop where the lucky student will be provided with a kilo of clay and the necessary tools to make a wonderful mug or vase. With a maximum of 12 students, you will learn the basic skills for working with clay, rolling, cutting, texture, sculpting and joining body parts to either a cylinder or curvaceous mug and finish it off with simple glazing and colouring.

 

Students will decorate their amazing creations in bright underglaze and have their masterpiece finished with a lovely shiny clear glaze that will be fired and ready to collect depending on drying times and firing schedules. The clay provided can be either a bright white base that will enhance the colours you choose, or you may prefer a lovely warm terracotta and use an acid yellow glaze as shown in the photo. Lots of choices to make. You have two workshops to choose from either Thursday the 6th or Monday the 24th.

 

Tutor: Deb Fleming

Date: Thursday 6th January 2022

Time: 1.30 – 4pm

Cost: $120.00

All Materials Supplied

 

The result will be a distinctive expression of your unique personality, where you will only be limited by the amount of clay at your disposal. A long history in ceramic art has brought Deb to this place, where she wants to share what she has learned and experienced. Recently completing a master’s in visual art with ceramics at Otago, her experience as a self-employed ceramic storyteller since the late 70s has culminated in having a lot of creativity to offer.

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Portrait Drawing and Painting from Life

Intensive Four Day Course

Portrait drawing and then painting from a live model is an orchestration of soft and hard edges, mixed with careful observation.  In this four-day course, Damien will guide you through his entire process of creating impactful portraits. Students will be able to submerge themselves in a comprehensive and in depth look at the engaging practice of painting a portrait as the class has a maximum of 8 people.

 

Drawings will be formed in graphite pencil as accuracy is needed to get a good likeness in a portrait. Graphite allows this while letting the user create a large range of values.

 

Oil painting will be the focus but there will also be room to discuss the use of acrylic paint.   The workshop will cover colour mixing and theory, brushwork, and ideas around composition including anatomical structure and proportion.

 

Tutor: Damien Kurth

Four Full Days

Starts: 17th to 20th January 2022

Time 9.30am to 4pm

Cost $425

 

Bring your own nibbles and lunch. Cafe nearby. Tea and coffee supplied.  You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own materials. Contact will be made to discuss this in more detail.

 

Damien is a professional tutor and artist of renown.  He holds a Master of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Fine Arts, Otago Polytechnic.

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Alien Art 101

Artful Geometry

Join recent graduate Sam Doran and experiment with basic geometry drawing techniques and painting skills. Students will create the most elemental patterns of sacred geometry, the seed of life. These patterns have been used by many different cultures from the dawn of time.

 

Tapping into their creative process students will use a compass and pencil to draw amazing patterns and then enliven the drawings with vivid colour. Sam will be sharing the theory behind basic geometry as the students create. In addition, participants will be able to explore different mediums, such as acrylic, watercolour and oil paints.

 

This workshop will be ideal for the beginner or children over the age of 7 who would like to explore art in a safe supportive and caring workshop. The class would be ideal for children or young person to attend with a caregiver to experience an engaging and informal evening together. There are four evenings to choose from.

 

Tutor: Sam Doran

Date: Wednesday’s 12th or 19th or 26th January or 2nd February 2022

Time: 5.30pm – 7pm

Cost: $50

All Materials Supplied

 

Sam Doran is a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Creative Industries course (BCI) at Toi Ohomai and have just completed his Holistically Integrated Creative Arts Therapy (HICAT) Diploma. His passion is to create and sell artwork and help people on their healing journey with Art Therapy.

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Greenman Clay Mask

with Nick Eggleston

A Greenman is a sculpture found across many cultures around the globe from the dawn of time. Often seen outside in parks or formal gardens, hanging on walls or trees, the green Man is a face surround or made from leaves. Branches or vines may sprout from the nose, mouth, or other parts of the face.

 

The Green Man is often related to natural vegetative deities. It is primarily interpreted as a symbol of rebirth representing the cycle of growth each spring. Every participant will be able to achieve their own unique mask made from Terracotta Clay that will be fired and ready to collect depending on drying times and firing schedules.

 

Tutor: Nick Eggleston 

Dates: 12th January 2022

Time: 10am to 12pm

Cost: $90

All Materials Supplied

 

Nick Eggleston, one of our awesome resident tutors, graduated from Chesterfield College of Art and Design and is a member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen. Nick is world famous for his amazing water colours of English Bull Terriers. He's a master craftsman of clay, water colour, occasionally wood carving and the art of bespoke shoe making

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Build a Village on Monday

Ceramic Art Houses

Engaging active and creative ceramic workshop offering close supervision and plenty of guidance  from a professional ceramic artist of many years.

 

Students will be provided with a kilo of white clay to build the house or houses they desire in a small friendly and supportive environment.  Class size is a maximum of 12 so participants will be working alongside Deb who will be demonstrating techniques and sharing her knowledge to achieve the best possible outcomes. Students will have the option of choosing an array of colours and finishes to suit their creative vibe and experience.

 

Tutor: Deb Fleming

Date: Monday 10th January 2022

Time: 1.30 – 4pm

Cost: $120.00

All Materials Supplied

 

In this workshop Deb is keen to give everyone lots of support and encouragement in the form of feedback, techniques, and tools to achieve a participants individual artistic expression. The result will be a long-lasting exceptional expression of who you are in the form of clay houses.

 

A long history in ceramic art has brought Deb to this place, where she wants to share what she has learned and experienced. Recently completing a master’s in visual art with ceramics at Otago, her experience as a self-employed ceramic storyteller since the late 70s has culminated in having a lot of creativity to offer.

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