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Bite Sized Art Learning in a Social Atmosphere

The Artery has great

facilities for tutors/teachers looking to run classes.

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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. 

up coming Workshops

Level II Drawing Course

Classes over Four Weeks 

Drawing Level II for those that have been lucky enough to attend one of Nicks beginner’s classes in the past.   Nick will show you new techniques and help you to achieve a more advanced skill level.   You will be able to produce a more professional standard with outstanding results that will give you greater confidence in your artwork.   Join this easy and pleasurable workshop and focus on improving your skills.  Meet other creative's who are working on the same level; to share ideas and inspiration.

Tutor: Nick Eggleston 
Four Wednesday Nights  -14th July to 4th August 2021
Time: 6.30-8.30pm 
Cost: $195.00 
All Materials Supplied 

A practical guide to learn the 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 produces amazing water colours of English Bull Terriers, and other animals.  He is a master craftsman of clay, water colour, occasionally wood carving and the art of bespoke shoe making

Absolute Beginners Water Colour Course

Classes over Four Weeks 

With simple easy to understand practice paintings, you’ll begin to understand how watercolour really works, get comfortable with your paints, and hopefully come up with ideas for new creations. You will be building up colour from plain water to a saturated paint mix. Learn how to use just one colour to achieve different values, looking to create a seamless effect, popularly known as “ombré.  


Join this easy and pleasurable workshop and focus on improving your skills.  Meet other creative's who are working on the same level; to share ideas and inspiration.


Tutor: Nick Eggleston

Four Wednesday Nights - 25th August to 15th September 2021

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Cost: $195.00

All Materials Supplied

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 produces amazing water colours of English Bull Terriers, and other animals.  He is a master craftsman of clay, water colour, occasionally wood carving and the art of bespoke shoe making.

Finding Your Creative Flow - August

With Emma Prill

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


Emma will demonstrate ways of “Finding the creative flow”,  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: Sunday 8th August

Time: 10am – 3.30pm

Cost: $160.00

All Materials Supplied


Emma is a local Tauranga artist and art educator.

 I recently went on Emma Prill's 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 a number of projects at their own pace with as much or as little input as they wished.  I would LOVE to attend another one as I got so much out of it. Sue Morgan French, NZ

Click  here  to visit Emma's website

Fundamentals of Painting

Classes over Five  Weeks 

This course will be based on traditional painting techniques with some contemporary approaches.  There is a focus on developing a solid understanding of colour theory, tonal relationships, proportion, and composition.   The ideas covered can be applied to many painting media including oil and acrylic.   Progressing to use these ideas to develop believable 3d forms on a 2d surface.


This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience.  Learn new techniques every week to build your skills in a chilled and creative environment.


Tutor: Damien Kurth

Tuesdays Afternoons over 5 weeks

Starts: 13th July to 10th August. 2021.

Time 1 to 3.30pm

Cost $260


Basic starting materials are supplied, with advice on additional painting products as you go.  You can bring your own paints and brushes.  Tea and coffee are supplied.


​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.

Painting Happiness

One Full Day Experience

Join Angela for a day of artistic play.  Let go of the outside world and discover the life you long to live.

Through creative play and guided meditation, you’ll shift from your logical ‘to do list’ mindset, to your love based creative mindset.  Angela will guide you to paint your own mandala, a visual representation of your universe with you at the centre. As you sink into the joy of simply creating, you’ll infuse the canvas with all your positive energy, hopes and dreams.  The only rule in this free-flowing workshop is that there are no right or wrong.

Explore your innate creativity, while playfully kicking perfectionism and comparison to the kerb. Painting Happiness is about you and the canvas, loads of glorious colour, permission to play and a whole lot of belly laughs in the company of like-minded women.

Tutor: Angela Murray 
Date: Sunday 4th July 2021 
Time: 10am – 4pm 
Cost: $180 or 4 easy payments of $45
All Materials Supplied 

Come join us and discover the inner world you never knew existed. Click book here for more info or to ask about a easy payment plan of 4 fortnightly payments of $45.00

Click here to visit Angela's website

Bonsai Beginners Workshop

With Bonsaiplace

This Bonsai Beginners Workshop  is suitable for beginners and will discuss some of the history of Bonsai , the design principles and a step by step  process for you to design your own Bonsai to take home with you.   It will include everything you need to know to start out with Bonsai as an art form. All tools are provided, inclusive of tree which participants will take home, fully styled.  Dawid has four workshops to choose from. 


Tutor: Dawid de Villiers

19th June 2021 

11th July 2021
Time: 9am to 12pm
Cost: $120.00
All equipment, tree, pot, and incidentals are supplied.

Dawid  is a national Bonsai demonstrator and educator.

Click here to visit the Bonsai place website 

Dried Flower Wreath Workshop

With Blanc Florist

Join us for a few creative hours and enjoy some refreshment and nibbles upon arrival. You will take home with you a beautiful floral wreath as well as some florist tips and tricks.  Why not bring a friend as well for a lovely afternoon out!  This will be a practical guide to learn the fundamental skills needed for creating your very own wreath. 


Date: Sunday 27th June 2021

Time: 3.30-5.30pm

Cost: $115.00

All materials will be provided but please bring your own secateurs.

Bookings Essential.  email@blanc.co.nz  or phone 07 577 0716


Blanc for beautiful flowers. Throughout the Summer months we are always busy hanging flowers and fauna on our ceilings. From there, we create wondrous designs for you, whether it be a floral wreath, corporate design, bespoke head crowns and wall boxes, or the latest trend of delicate botanical flower domes.


Or click here to visit Blanc's Website.

Beginners Macramé - The Art of Knotting

Saturday Morning Workshop

Learn the basic knots of Macramé and create your own hand-made mini wall-hangings.  Or choose to make a plant hanger with beads.  Finish the project to take home or gift to others. If you can tie a shoelace, you can learn Macramé! With this project You will learn the skills and techniques that will enable you to make wall-hangings, table runners, key rings, plant holders, and more later at home.


Join in with others in this very welcoming class – only 6 spaces available, in a warm inviting space where you will be shown how to measure the cords and practice making the most important knots to get you started.


Tutor: Julia Morrison

Date: Saturday 3rd July

Time: 8.30 am – 12pm

Cost: $95.00

All Materials Supplied


Julia is fluent in German and English and loves sharing her passion with her students.  She has extensive experience in a wide range of crafts from needle work, knitting, crocheting, embroidery and sewing to working with leather, stone, glass, wood, and painting.

Learn Upholstery Workshop

One Day Workshops

This one-day workshop is for beginners or people who want to refresh their Upholstery skill's. Students will learn some fundamental techniques of upholstery.  This will give you enough confidence to kick start a new upholstery hobby or continue small projects at home with the confidence to build on these basic skills.  Starting with a footstool frame you will build in the comfort layers and then upholster like a pro with your choice of fabric.


Learn Upholstery in the beautiful Historic Village. Bring a friend or organise a group outing.  Only 8 spaces per workshop so BE QUICK to lock in a space.  Three upcoming workshops to pick from.

Tutor: Paula Jones

Date: 7th August or 4th September or 2nd October. 2021

Time: 10 - 4.30pm

Cost: $175 - $80 deposit.​

Tea, Coffee and biscuits are supplied. You will be given your own kit all you will need is a 1 metre square Upholstery grade fabric and a button. Fabric is available for $10 (optional).


Paula has been teaching beginners upholstery workshops for over 5 years now and continues to up skill and share her knowledge to the community.  Contact Paula to confirm what you will need to bring. Email: chairup.upholstery@gmail.com

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The Historic Village, 17th Avenue,

Tauranga South, 3112, New Zealand.

Open 10am-4pm Weekdays

and Saturdays during exhibitions.