My love of watercolour as a medium, is remarkably similar to my love of working with ceramics…There’s an unpredictability to both.
I tutor classes in beginners and advanced drawing and water colour, I have taught wheel and hand building in ceramics.
Nick graduated from Chesterfield College of Art and Design in 1981 with a distinction in ceramics and membership to The Society of Designer Craftsmen. A master craftsman of clay, water colour, wood carving and bespoke shoe making
After over 20 years of living in Greece, I now live permanently in New Zealand, although I still do visit Greece once or twice a year.
I teach encaustic wax painting and mixed media work, in different mediums that create structure, depth, movement and texture. Nothing excites me more than helping others take up their brushes and directing their energy into every stroke
Sue’s main influences come from the Blue Rider Group which included artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Gabrielle Munter
Chair Up Upholstery
I am open to supporting anyone who needs a confidence boost, has had a rough deal in life . And would love to learn upholstery but does not have the funds.
I started up my Business, Chair up Upholstery over 5 years ago to transform old furniture into beautiful pieces to save money and waste. I run workshops for beginners to intermediate level and DIY headboards. There is always more to learn.
Paula is self-taught and enjoys passing on her skills.
Alexandra Mostyn Jewellery
I am bi-lingual in French and English and are inspired by the colours of nature and I enjoy surfing and cruising around in my 1973 VW campervan.
I teach how to make a sterling silver items of jewellery by hand using traditional methods.
Alexandra Mostyn studied how to be a Silversmith at Kensington and Chelsea College studying a National Diploma in jewellery Design and a pre-apprenticeship at the Guildhall University.
Emma Prill Artist
My flower garden artworks represent an ideal view. A window into a garden that will always be flourishing, a place to escape and rejuvenate in.
I teach experimental processes using a range of materials to explore mark-making, composition, colour relationships and abstract forms. I create forms from canvas, assembling compositions to encompass vibrant colours and multi-textural forms.
Emma Prill is a painter and art educator who holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts
I was born in Mongolia and have lived in many parts of the world, finally settling in New Zealand in 2006, with my young family.
I tutor workshops in mixed media portrait paintings working with in ink, charcoal, water colour and pastels, as well as other Asian inspired mediums such as Omiyage and Kokeshi- Japanese doll painting.
Ulemj at a young age was drawn to capturing what she saw with pencil. In her 20’s (post her formal studies) she started working with watercolour pencils, then oils.
My catch phrase is “Why differentiate between ways of painting? It is all about the experience of seeing and creating. The more we demystify it, the stronger it is”
I have taught drawing and painting for many years and I love to bring a quiet, sensitive, and meditative approach to my teaching practice.
Damien Kurth studied painting at Otago polytechnic where he gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He went on to study for a Master of Fine Arts at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland.
Originally from Chile, I speak fluent Spanish, and immigrated to NZ in 2009. I love baking and camping with my family. I currently live and work in Papamoa, New Zealand
I teach Acrylic Abstract Painting, using marks and mistakes to create an original piece. Colour being my focus.
Constanza graduated in 2001 from Fine Arts, since then, she has been involved in different studios, group, and solo exhibitions.
I create my jewellery focusing on one piece at a time or on small batches. My aim is to create unique adornments which become cherished heirlooms.
I have developed my own style and have a special collection of antique beads which I will often incorporate into my jewellery and share with my students.
Ruths background is in textiles and fashion which eventually led her to jewellery through costuming on a movie set, then working in The Bead Gallery Nelson for 10 years.
Coming from the U.K I moved to New Zealand in 1988. I regard drawing as an essential ‘tool’ in that it teaches us to look at the world in a variety of unique ways.
I tutor courses that encourage students to develop their ideas through a wide range of materials through Life Drawing workshops which are challenging but incredibly rewarding.
Carol has a double master’s Degree in Art Education (U.K), and Fine Art (Melbourne), a Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture) and Post Graduate Art Teaching.
I see beauty in the simple things. I need the bush, the lake, the beach, sunsets, waterfalls and the wind. These places brings me a sense of peace and re-centering.
KO MAUAO TE MAUNGA KO TAURANGA TE MOANA KO NGĀI TE RANGI ME NGĀTI RANGINUI TE IWI KO MĀTAATUA TE WAKA. I am a florist I work with dried flora n flora and facilitating learning experiences using natural resources is what I am passionate about.
Kalena is qualified in teaching in Early Childhood Education.
Born and raised in Mt Maunganui I have been sculpting for 20 years.
I take workshops teaching others to carve with Oamaru Stone.
Rex has attended 15 Symposiums throughout New Zealand and was also the manager of the Tauranga Sculpture Symposium in 2012 and 2014. Rex holds a Diploma in Art with Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
I have been full time painting for about three years now but I have a wide and varied background of creativity.
I share the techniques needed for alcohol inks and the various ways of producing amazing artwork. Abstract painting together with gold highlights, painting pots and candles.
Marion is self-taught and has done a lot of supervised course with talented artists. Marion specializes in alcohol inks both in abstract form with gold highlights, water colours, acrylics and oils.
I like cats, gardening, and enjoy looking at other people’s art.
I work with and teach the techniques needed for various media, including printmaking, encaustics, acrylics and whatever else is needed to achieve expression of an ever-developing style.
Janice has sold internationally, been a finalist in the Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards, the Rotorua Museum Art Awards, The Venetta Miles Awards, and received the Tauranga Society of Artists Supreme Annual Art Award.
Modeling and sculpting diverse materials into shapes has always entertained and fascinated me.
I teach primarily wheel building and hand building in clay, but also sculpture and drawing.
Cat gained extensive knowledge in ceramics by working first in a pottery and then completing a four-year diploma in Craft & Design, majoring in ceramics, in Hamilton, with honors. She also experimented extensively with mixed media and papier-mâché.
My latest goal is to figure out the perfect way to combine lithography, linocuts, and drawings – that is going to be a real rabbit hole.
I came back to lino block printing after many years of etching. I enjoy tutoring workshops for many varied printmaking methods and techniques.
Jackie graduated in painting from Ilam School of Fine Arts. Later etching classes with John Drawbridge at Wellington Polytechnic followed by post graduate studies in printmaking at Central and Camberwell in London
Although my current art practice is abstract painting (colour field painting) I have over the course of my working life often returned to the human form and have successfully derived my income from selling figure/drawings/paintings.
I enjoy teaching life drawing and sharing the skills and techniques I have achieved over my artistic career.
Graham studied anatomy, portraiture and figure drawing at the Australian University in Canberra .
I’m from Manchester in the north of England and moved to New Zealand in 2008. Working steel takes you on an unending voyage of discovery – applications of heat and cooling create a multitude of textures and colour.
I tutor workshops in steel sculpture including welding techniques and skills.
Nic has established himself as one of the Bays’ leading sculptors and has a following of discerning collectors throughout New Zealand who are looking to acquire original, creative, and exciting sculpture.