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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Ngā Toi Children's Art Workshop - free

Supported by the Creative Communites Scheme

Calling creative kids.
Register to be part of a free opportunity to create work facilitated by Okorore's Resident Artist, Arohanoa Mathews, for a sophisticated and well visited exhibition for Waitangi Festival at The Incubator Gallery in the Creative Hub.   You will be gently guided to creating a piece around the theme, "Kotahitanga - Together". ALL art experiences welcome.   Please bring your ideas around what 'kotahitanga' (togetherness) could look like and sound like in Tauranga Moana. 

Tutor: Arohanoa Mathews

Dates: Thursday 6th Feb  2020

Time: 10 - 12pm

AGE:  10 to 18 years old

 

BOOKING IS REQUIRED, please book your child/children. (Note: There is usually a waiting list of children who would like to attend, if you have registered but cannot attend on the day, please email mail@incubator.co.nz asap)

 

As well as an established Tauranga-based Contemporary Maori Artist, Arohanoa is the owner of her own Streetwear of Clothing and Accessories Range.  Arohanoa will be facilitating a series of FREE ‘Nga Toi Maori’ Workshops for Children under the age of 18 years old over the remaining year of 2019, thanks to the Creative Communities Scheme.

Printing Fun with Gelli Plates

With Renowned Printmaker Janice Giles

Gelli prints can be used as backgrounds for other print mediums such as lino cuts; collage work; and book making or be used alone for creating mono-prints.  Have fun experimenting with a new medium, beginners welcome, learn how you can print from home.

The gelli plate is very responsive and it is possible to achieve a level of detail that can be difficult with other methods. Three hands-on evenings will provide the opportunity to learn basic gelli-plate printing skills include simple stencilling and caring for your gelli plate.  More advanced techniques include making image transfers; printing to fabric; and print effects such as dentritic printing.  Be prepared to go away with a collection of your own creations that will amaze your family and friends

 

Tutor: Janice Giles

Three Tuesday Evenings

Date: 4th February – 18th February 2020

Time: 6 - 8.30pm

Cost: $125.00

Most materials will be provided, including your handmade gelli-plate. However, participants are welcome to bring their own stencilling, or specialised papers.

 

Janice’s prefers abstract themes and works in a variety of mediums, including acrylic painting, uses several printmaking methods, and is exploring encaustic work.  Janice has produced three successful solo shows, sold internationally, been a finalist in the Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards, the Rotorua Museum Art Awards, and The Venetta Miles Awards.

Cold Wax - Painting the cool way - Feb

With Sue MacDougall

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 what special benefits (namely, amazing texture) come with this medium.   See what kind of paints to 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 final 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

Saturday 15th February

Time: 9 -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 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."

 

Sue lives in NZ permanently after over 20 years of living in Greece coming back to NZ and do go back there once or twice a year. She is recognized for her bold and colourful work in different mediums that create structure, depth, movement and texture.

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 - 1st or 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.

 

Fundamentals of Oil Painting - The Portrait

Morning 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

Wednesdays for 9 Weeks

Starts 12th February to 8th April 2020

Time 9.30am – 12pm

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 Figure, Day Class

Fundamentals of Oil Painting - The Figure, Night Class

Oil Painting Fundamentals - Portrait & Figure, Day Class

Fundamentals of Oil Painting - The 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

Wednesdays for 9 Weeks

Starts 12th February to 8th 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, Night Class

Oil Painting Fundamentals - Portrait & Figure, Day Class

Oil Painting Fundamentals - The Figure (night class)

Evening 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 this 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

Wednesdays for 9 Weeks

Starts 12th February to 8th April 2020

Time 6 - 8pm

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 

Oil Painting Fundamentals - Portrait & Figure, Day Class

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 

Beginners Drawing with Nick Eggleston

Sorry this Course 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 weeks Starts: Monday 3rd February 2020

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Cost: $185.00

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.

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