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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*****Due to the unprecedented situation with COVID19, please note that we will continue to list these awesome workshops however some dates may change as the alert levels change! 'Thanks for your understanding, stay safe and please email Wendy on mail@theincubator.co.nz for updates.*****

Stone Sculpture For Beginners

Learn the basics of how to use the tools needed to craft shapes from stone.  Create and design a 3D sculpture.  Covers basic carving techniques in soft stone (Oamaru stone); all the stone and carving tools supplied. Participants to arrive with an idea in mind to produce a stone sculpture over the weekend.  Very small class with a max of 5 students.

 

Tutor: Rex O’Brien

One full Weekend

Dates: 10th and 11th October 2020

Time 9am – 4pm

Cost $295

All Materials, Safety Gear and Tools Supplied. Bring a packed lunch any tools you wish to use, wear closed shoes.

 

Explore how to use tools to shape stone with award winning and experienced tutor and artist Rex O'Brien. Rex holds a Diploma in Art BOP Polytechnic, has been carving for over 18 years and been instrumental in organising and participating in carving symposiums nationwide.  Your workshop will be situated outside in a courtyard behind the artery under a Gazebo.

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, including  hiring the equipment for the day to make your own project if you have the experience. Contact Paula at..  chairup.upholstery@gmail.com, call 0272524414 or click on the Book Here button below.  

Tutor: Paula Jones
Saturday OR Sunday One Day Workshops
Time: 10am - 4.30pm 

Dates: 13th, 14th June, 25th, 26th July, 8th, 22nd August.

Cost varies depending on the project from $120 
 

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.

 

Cold Wax - Painting the cool way

With Covid -19 Level 2, we can now hold small workshops. 

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.   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.

 

Tutor: Sue MacDougall

Email: kiwisuemac@gmail.com

Saturday 6th June or the 27th June 2020

Time: 9am -12.30pm

Cost: $65.00

All materials supplied

 

“It's a rare occurrence for one specific painting medium to have a whole genre of painting associated with it, but the cold wax medium is one such medium. Cold wax painting is not defined by subject matter nor the degree of realism or abstraction; cold wax painting is unified by artists' shared interest in experimentation, texture and the physicality of paint layers."  After  over 20 years of living in Greece, Sue now lives permanently in New Zealand, although she does visit Greece once or twice a year. She is recognized for her bold and colourful work in different mediums that create structure, depth, movement and texture.

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. Costs will depend on the project.

You'll learn the basics of knot making, tips & tricks, and create your own wall hanging, shoulder bag or wreath depending on the project for the day.  Take an amazing hand made item home or as a gift for a loved one. No experience is needed, and all materials are supplied. You will be working with beautiful NZ-made cotton cord (for some workshops - Tori will supply coloured cord)
 

Tutor: Tori Landon

Dates Available: Sunday  19/07, OR 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

Child & Adult "Doing Art Together"

School Holiday Art Classes

Unique classes for children to explore art with a parent, grandparent, special caring adult or caregiver. Enjoy the benefits of this adult-child bonding experience through art while being screen free. Awesome creative atmosphere in a relaxed and purpose-built room.

 

Do something different with your children or grandchildren over the school holidays? How about creating a treasured piece of art together? It will be good enough to go on the wall, no matter what their skill level is (or in fact yours!).

 

Tutor: Christine Williams

Date: Tuesday 29th September - QUIRKY BIRDS

Date: Wednesday 30th September  - PIRATE SHIP

Date: Thursday 1st October - MY BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBOUR

Date: Tuesday 6th  October  - MARIGOLDS

Date: Wednesday 7th October - COLOURFUL CATS

Date: Thursday 8th October - THREE LITTLE PIGS

Time: 1 - 4.30pm

Cost:  Produce a Collaborative Adult/Child piece of art by:

* 1 Child & 1 Adult jointly creating one artwork between them. $45

* 3 people (min 1 adult) jointly creating 2 pieces between them $80

* 1 Child & 1 Adult creating one piece of art each (2 artworks). $80

* Cost of Framed Artwork (optional) $20 extra  per painting/frame.

All Materials Supplied

Beginners Drawing 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 8th to 29th September

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Cost: $195.00

All Materials Supplied

 

A practical guide to learn the fundamental skills needed for drawing, 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.

Introduction to Alcohol inks

SORRY THIS DATE IS SOLD OUT - HOWEVER WE DO HAVE A COUPLE OF SPACES FOR THE 20TH JUNE SAME TIME.  Contact wendy at: mail@theincubator.co.nz 

 

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 30th May

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.

Absolute Beginners Water Colour with Nick Eggleston

Sorry This Class is SOLD OUT

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 11th August  to the 1st September 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.

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