An inclusive art education space offering a range low cost creative workshops that are accessible for anyone in our community. Different levels of experience are catered for from beginner to advanced.
Bite sized opportunities are delivered for the public to not only follow their dreams and passion for various art forms but increase well-being and connectedness without cost or time restraints being a barrier. 

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Absolute Beginners Water Colour with Nick Eggleston

Nick will guide the most inexperienced to achieve amazing results, he is extremely patient and loves to help you find your creative vibe. You can achieve an exceptional piece of art with his help, we have seen his students results, they are outstanding. You'll be rewarded with a great sense of achievement and have a great time connecting with others in our terrific Artery space.

 

Tutor: Nick Eggleston

Four Tuesday Nights 17th March to the 7th April 2020.

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Cost: $195.00

All Materials Supplied

 

A practical guide to learn the fundamental skills needed for watercolour, with Nick Eggleston, one of our awesome resident tutors! He 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 recently the art of bespoke shoe making.

Oil Painting Fundamentals - Portrait & Figure

Afternoon sessions for a 9 week block course

This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience.  A fun time set in a chilled out relaxed and creative environment.   Get really stuck in and learn something new each week and then build on it the next week.  This 9 week course will be based on traditional painting techniques from old masters and some contemporary approaches applied to the genre.  As well as covering a lot of ground, equally the focus will be on developing a solid understanding of colour theory, tonal relationships, proportion and composition. Progressing to use these ideas to develop believable 3d forms on a 2d surface.

 

Tutor: Damien Kurth

Thursdays for 9 Weeks

Starts: 13th February to 9th April 2020

Time 1 – 3.30pm

Cost $425.00

Basic starting materials are supplied guidance on any other purchases will be given during the course.

 

You are more than welcome to bring your own paints and brushes.  Tea and Coffee is supplied.   Though this course is based around oil painting, the ideas covered can be applied to all painting mediums and brief discussions can be explored.   Damien is an exceptional and experienced tutor that comes to us from Auckland where he has been a part of the Browne School of Art.

NOTE THERE ARE OTHER OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR OTHER TIMES,  DAYS AND TOPICS. 

Fundamentals of Oil Painting - The Portrait, Day Class 

Fundamentals of Oil Painting - The Figure, Day Class

Fundamentals of Oil Painting - The Figure, Night Class 

Introduction to Alcohol inks

with Marion Aitken

Alcohol ink is a fascinating medium that literally has a mind of its own. This class is designed particularly for beginners who have never used alcohol inks before. The inks have a versatility and vibrancy that when blended with pure isopropyl alcohol, create movement and beautiful abstract designs. With the addition of gold enhancements these make visually attractive pieces of art even for beginners.  A full one-day course that will enable students to produce a finished abstract artwork ready to hang on the wall. In addition, students will also learn how to use the alcohol inks on other objects such as planters, cannisters, infusers. Each student will have a choice of two other items to decorate and take home

 

Tutor: Marion Aitken

Date: Saturday 18th April

Time: 9.30am-3.30pm

Cost: $120.00

All Materials Supplied

Refreshments Provided

Please wear old clothes

 

Morning tea will be provided. Students are asked to bring their own lunch. Alternatively, there is a cafe in the village where you can grab a quick bite and a coffee.

Create Your Own Comic with Kalou Koefoed

Tuesday 14th April

The Basaloid Project workshops offer healing through art. It’s a chance for you to explore your own story and creativity as you create your one-page, autobiographical comic using a variety of art supplies. These stand-alone, three-hour workshops will be held at the Artery on Tuesday evenings for the duration of the exhibition in April. Please only book into 1 workshop. Limited spaces, bookings essential.

 

Tutor: Tutor: Kalou Koefoed

3 Individual Workshops – Tuesday evenings

Dates: 14th April

Time: 6.30-9.30pm

Cost: $40.00

Refreshments provided

All materials supplied

 

The Basaloid Project is above all a call to creativity. The idea for the project emerged not long after starting treatment for cancer in March 2019. Named after the type of cancer that resided temporarily in my rear unit, the Basaloid Project has three parts: A 24-page graphic novel, the exhibition at the Incubator, and 3 workshops. The Basaloid graphic novel: Told through metaphor and symbolism, it’s a story about journeying through the storm and emerging on the other side.

Create Your Own Comic with Kalou Koefoed

Tuesday 21st April

The Basaloid Project workshops offer healing through art. It’s a chance for you to explore your own story and creativity as you create your one-page, autobiographical comic using a variety of art supplies. These stand-alone, three-hour workshops will be held at the Artery on Tuesday evenings for the duration of the exhibition in April. Please only book into 1 workshop. Limited spaces, bookings essential.

 

Tutor: Tutor: Kalou Koefoed

3 Individual Workshops – Tuesday evenings

Dates: 21st April

Time: 6.30-9.30pm

Cost: $40.00

Refreshments provided

All materials supplied

 

The Basaloid Project is above all a call to creativity. The idea for the project emerged not long after starting treatment for cancer in March 2019. Named after the type of cancer that resided temporarily in my rear unit, the Basaloid Project has three parts: A 24-page graphic novel, the exhibition at the Incubator, and 3 workshops. The Basaloid graphic novel: Told through metaphor and symbolism, it’s a story about journeying through the storm and emerging on the other side.

Create Your Own Comic with Kalou Koefoed

Tuesday 28th April

The Basaloid Project workshops offer healing through art. It’s a chance for you to explore your own story and creativity as you create your one-page, autobiographical comic using a variety of art supplies. These stand-alone, three-hour workshops will be held at the Artery on Tuesday evenings for the duration of the exhibition in April. Please only book into 1 workshop. Limited spaces, bookings essential.

 

Tutor: Tutor: Kalou Koefoed

3 Individual Workshops – Tuesday evenings

Dates: 28th April

Time: 6.30-9.30pm

Cost: $40.00

Refreshments provided

All materials supplied

 

The Basaloid Project is above all a call to creativity. The idea for the project emerged not long after starting treatment for cancer in March 2019. Named after the type of cancer that resided temporarily in my rear unit, the Basaloid Project has three parts: A 24-page graphic novel, the exhibition at the Incubator, and 3 workshops. The Basaloid graphic novel: Told through metaphor and symbolism, it’s a story about journeying through the storm and emerging on the other side.

Cold Wax - Painting the cool way

With Sue MacDougall

Have a great day with an amazing half-day workshop to explore what cold wax is really made of, how to use it and what NOT to do with it. Learn what rules you can break when using cold wax, and what special benefits (namely, amazing texture) come with this medium. See what kind of paints you should reach for and discover the simple tools you will need. Explore the surfaces that will work best when working with cold-wax, and how you can combine it with other art mediums such as mixed media, photography, painting and encaustic wax.

 

Tutor: Sue MacDougall

Date: Saturday 16th May

Time: 9am-12.30pm

Cost: $65.00

All Materials Supplied

 

A finished cold wax painting has several layers and with drying time, can take weeks to complete. You will however, come away with a better understanding of the cold wax painting process and the possible beginnings of a painting you can continue to work on at home/studio

Macrame Workshops - Tori Landon - Evarose & Co

Come and learn the art of macramé with Tori from Evarose+Co.  Her classes full up very fast as the spaces are very limited to be able to give everyone time one-on-one.  Join in and create that special one off piece. The last workshop sold out in a few days. 

You'll learn the basics of knot making, tips & tricks, and create your own wall hanging to take home or as a gift for a loved one. No experience is needed and all materials are supplied. We will be working with beautiful NZ-made cotton cord.
Tutor: Tori Landon

Dates Available: 19/04, 31/05, 19/07, 13/09

Times:  1.30pm - 4.30pm

Includes all supplies & refreshments

Get in touch with Tori now to book in. Just click on the Book Here  button below

Chair Up ! Upholstery Workshops

Beginners and Follow up Classes


Want to learn Upholstery? recover that stool? or kick start your new Upholstery hobby? It's easier than you think.  Enjoy the Unique atmosphere of the Historic village. (Small group so be quick it will fill fast).  Tea and coffee provided.   Some materials are supplied. Contact Paula to see what to bring with you.   Other projects may be possible send a picture of project for suitability to chairup.upholstery@gmail.com, call 0272524414 or click on the Book Here button below.  

Beginners bring your own footstool/basic dining chair, seat only upholstered.   OR
Make your own headboard plain/shallow buttons. fabric extra.  OR
Beginners bring your own coffee table strong enough to convert to an ottoman.  

Tutor: Paula Jones
Saturday One Day Workshops
Time: 9.30 - 4.30pm - 29th February 14th or 28th March, 4th April, or 2nd May
Cost varies depending on the project from $145 - $225.

 

SKILLS YOU'LL LEARN:
Safely strip down your project. Repair and prep.  Create a foundation with elastic webbing. Build a comfort core with foam and wadding.  Placing fabric and cutting. Stapling fabric to project Learn how to do release cuts.  Tying buttons on and Lastly add gimp, buttons or decorative tacks optional.

 

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