Ceramic Sculpture- " Wonderful class and great teacher" Daniella Solberg 08/08/2017
Everybody Can Paint - "Great class" Juliet Dunning 08/08/2017
Mastering Watercolour Painting - " Great class and very patient teacher" Gwen McGeown 16/08/2017
Andrew Goldfinch is an emerging multi media artist, specialising in cast glass crystal. Andrew completed a Bachelor of Applied Arts in 2015 and has since been creating cast crystal sculptures among other genres of fine art for exhibitions and private collections all over the world.
This is an instructional course, over three evenings, to give students an opportunity to create 3D wax works and progress these waxes into a 3D positive plaster mold ready for use in a glass studio to cast glass into.
Students will learn about tools required to create projects, formulas to prepare wax molds for glass firing, how to work wax, how to create plaster casts and how to prepare casts ready to use in a glass casting kiln.
Class one: working, sculpting and tools used to manipulate wax
Class two: finishing wax works, preparing wax for plaster cast and mold creation.
Class three: removing wax from casts, equipment and process. Overview discussion.
$200 per person
Even if you've never written a poem, write verse with this experienced poet. Raewyn Alexander, tutor, lecturer, prize-winning poet, published world-wide, loves poetry.
Bring your own writing, paper, pens or a device for writing, your questions and a willingness to discuss ideas.
Do fun exercises, get rid of writing block, discuss your own poems if you wish. Go on a treasure hunt for poetry, find verse in a newspaper page, write a group poem, rhyming.... What else? See you there.
$85/$75 (LH Friend)
Peter Larsen is a playwright, screen writer, creative editor and poet based in Auckland. He has written numerous plays, performed poetry around NZ for 20 years, worked on screenplays for the film commission and been a creative editor for novels and plays. His main talent lies in helping other people reveal their stories to the world. He has a BPSA majoring in writing for stage and Screen from UNITEC.
The course is a practical exploration of four forms – Poetry, Playwrighting, Prose and Screen Writing and examines the similarities and differences between them. The course is suitable for writers of all levels and aims to unlock the practical aspects of developing your writing for a particular form and audience. You can expect to experiment with different forms and receive constructive and positive feedback on your work.
$160/$145 LH Friend
This intensive drawing workshop is designed for art enthusiasts of all ages, and of any level from beginner to advanced. Participants are expected to focus on drawing methodologies and processes using CHARCOAL as the main medium to explore its limitless possibilities in translating ideas of different forms and scales. A variety of experiments with charcoal and a range of mixed media will be tested on choices of paper. Be guided by an experienced tutor from A to Z and discover the beauty of charcoal!
$160/$145 LH Friend
Please refer to this link to learn more about Han Nae's drawing practice http://www.vox365nz.com/han-nae-kim/
A course designed to cover some of the basic rules for drawing, using dry media, pencils, charcoal and pastel. You will explore line, tone and perspective working from a number of sources to deliver exciting marks on paper. Discover different techniques from hard to soft pencils, from shading to blending with charcoal and pastels. Bring along your favourite objects or photos. A fun and exploratory investigation and experience into the art of drawing.
$220/$200 (LH Friend)
BVA Dip Teaching
Watercolour is a beautiful and expressive medium with which you can create jewel-like clarity in your paintings. In this class Susannah will take you from the beginning stages but also further develop technique for those with some experience. Each week we will focus on elements for still life - e.g fruit, flowers etc., and basics for landscapes such as water, mountains, skies and so on. We will also cover composition and painting techniques. Watercolour is the perfect medium to record life's gems.'
$220/$200 (LH Friend)
A ceramic class for all levels of ability. Bring along your choice of clay, learn the basic techniques of working with clay and bringing a piece through to fruition.
Kiln firing and basic glazing included in price. Clay and specialist glazes are extra.
$290/$260 (LH Friend)
The best kept secret; “everybody can paint!”. This is a class for ALL styles, abilities, subject matter and materials. Bring your own ideas or Gerry can help you get started then assist you each week to develop and hone your skills.
37 Fred Thomas Drive,
Takapuna, Auckland 0622
Phone: 09 486 4877
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