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ART CLASSES and Workshops We Recommend

 NZ Airbrush Academy

New Zealand Airbrush Academy is dedicated to, offering affordable, high class courses to Adults and Children, that cover every aspect of airbrushing and caters for students with all types of needs and abilities.

New Zealand Airbrush Academy, is the brain child of Sandor Fulop and was established to service the needs of Adults and Children, who want to learn airbrushing, but cannot afford to pay exorbitant prices for the privilege that other airbrushing schools charge. They also sponsor underprivileged children and adults to do their courses.

They have a very diverse selection of courses to choose from with more to come, check out current courses here: http://www.airbrushacademy.co.nz/courses 

Selwyn Community Education

Whether you want to start sketching, dabble with paints, make prints, illustrate children's books, sculpt, mosaic, or develop your eye for design, we have a range of courses that will appeal. Our professional tutors make our classes fun, accessible and teach skills that can open a whole new world of artistic expression.

Selwyn Community Education provides quality affordable and accessible lifelong learning opportunities for our community, through a programme of nearly 250 short courses for adults and children each year.  We are based at Selwyn College in Kohimarama, Auckland.

Visit our website on : http://www.selwyncomed.school.nz/courses/cat-2-art-and-craft/ or call Helen or Mandy on 5219623 for more information.

Wendy Walls

Wendy Walls

Wendy Walls is a mixed media artist and art instructor living in New Zealand. She combines gels, pastes, acrylics, inks and heavy-body paints to produce paintings of rich colour and texture. Wendy also teaches mixed media art classes in North Island centres.

Wendy shares her time between studios in the Patumahoe countryside and in seaside Whitianga. Her vibrant paintings reflect her rural and coastal surroundings.

Notable American artists have taught and influenced Wendy including Mary Todd Beam, Pat Dews, Mary Alice Braukmann, Katherine Chang Lui, Robert Burridge and Gerald Brommer.

Wendy is a Golden Certified Instructor for Golden Artist Colors of New York. Wendy’s Give it a Go Mixed Media workshops cater to seasoned oil painters and watercolourists as well as beginners.

If you are interested in an art adventure contact Wendy on her website: www.wendywallsartist.com or phone 09 236 3071.

Amanda Brett

Amanda Brett Watercolour Workshops
2013 Watercolour Workshops by Amanda Brett - Register now! For more information or to arrange a demonstration or workshop for your group anywhere in NZ see www.amandabrett.net or emailamanda@amandabrett.net 
Phone: 09 5768393 Mobile: 027 2822872

Some workshop feedback: "I truly enjoyed the opportunity to learn from Amanda and was very encouraged by what I was able to do in the workshop. Amanda's enthusiasm is contagious and she has a way of making everyone feel comfortable and accomplished, no matter how much of a mess they feel they have made. She makes your accidents happy opportunities to learn and your fears and lack of confidence disappear. I look forward to being able to participate in another session in the near future." Paula H

Artsight (Wellington/Auckland)
Artsight delivers quality art education through contemporary practice and with a distinctly New Zealand flavour. They offer a range of art courses and workshops including team building,school holiday programmes, kids and teens after school and weekend art classes,adults daytime,evening and weekend art classes as well as a range of artist and technical workshops. Artsight are based in Wellington but also run programmes in Auckland. Fiona Sullivan, owner of Artsight is well known to us at Gordon Harris for her high quality programmes and we happily recommend Artsight.

For full programme details and to make a booking, go to: www.artsight.co.nz or email fiona@artsight.co.nz

Artsight Wellington: Toi Poneke, 65 Abel Smith Street, Wellington
Artsight Auckland: 5a Flower Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland

Donna Steel

Donna Steel Contemporary Artist
LEARN* GROW* CREATE * while having fun discovering your "Creative Self" and unearthing your own "Artistic Voice". Explore various forms of Contemporary Art and Mixed Media in a fun and relaxed environment.Grow in confidence as you learn product knowledge and different techniques to create your own unique works of art.

For more information on Donna's great classes visit www.donnasteel.co.nz or email donnasteel1@xtra.co.nz

Estuary Art Centre
The Estuary Art Centre (Orewa)
The Estuary Arts Registered Charitable Trust administers the Estuary Arts Centre to operate an arts centre for the Rodney Community and to enrich the individual and community life of Rodney by involving people of all ages in today's visual arts through curated exhibitions, the promotion of our local artists and arts education.

Artists can ring and book a time with the Centre Director to book an informal discussion on how to get started, funding opportunities and exhibiting etc. For further information in regards to classes, venue hire, news and much more, go to www.estuaryarts.org
214B Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa. Ph 09 4265570. Open 7 Days 9am - 4pm.

Kumeu Art Centre

Kumeu Arts Centre
Kumeu Arts Centre is a non-profit Incorporated Society and Registered Charity. They aim to promote and foster the arts in the area of the Rodney District and to also enrich community life through cultural activities for the well being of the community. They have a range of classes and unstructured art groups available in the workshop area, which include painting, children's art, life drawing, clay, knitting/crochet, school holiday classes, and much more. Kumeu Arts Centre also hold Member's and various other exhibitions throughout the year. New members welcome at any time.

For further information: tinshed@clear.net.nz Phone: (09) 412 9480

Mairangi Art Centre

Mairangi Arts Centre (Auckland)
Investigate, paint, draw, print, create and discuss traditional, modern and contemporary art with specialist arts tutors in the Mairangi Arts Centre purpose built studios. Mairangi Arts Centre tailor their programmes to fit the needs, abilities and interests of the people in their communities. Young Artist Club Memberships and arts programs for younger students ages 5-17 are available.

ENROL ONLINE @ www.mairangiarts.co.nz 
Or visit: 9.30am - 4pm Monday to Saturday or Phone (09) 4782237. 20 Hastings Road, Mairangi Bay, Auckland.

Moore Fine Arts School
Moore Fine Arts School - Art Lessons & Workshops in Auckland, Whangarei & Kerikeri
For many people drawing seems impossible, but easy techniques that help build a pathway to draw from the right side of the brain will now enable you to draw like the professionals. Come and learn techniques that will enable you to draw with a high degree of skill and produce accurate detailed drawings. You will also develop new skills that will enhance your problem solving capabilities, to ensure that your art is accurate and correctly proportioned.

Lessons are easy to follow, with step by step instructions given by both Richard & Diana Moore. The results you can expect to achieve in a short time can be extraordinary. Once you have mastered realistic drawing, it won't be long before you will be comfortable in exploring new techniques, new mediums and styles. Richard and Diana Moore have together created a fun and relaxed atmosphere, within an informal environment where you can feel comfortable to learn at your own pace. They specialise in students who have had no previous art experience, or students who feel they have no natural art talent.

For more information:www.artschoolnz.com
Phone: 09 431 8383


Morag Stokes' - Painting Workshops (Wellington)
Certified GOLDEN Artist Educator Morag Stokes runs workshops for artists, from hobbyists to professionals, from her home based studio in Khandallah Wellington. The creative possibilities of a wide range of acrylic paints and products are explored, and all materials (from the GOLDEN range), including lunch, are supplied. The workshops are generally scheduled on a monthly basis, or by demand, and cover a range of topics including:

Acrylic Adventures (an overview of a wide selection of products and possibilites)
Paints with Panache - Iridescent and Interference Colours
Using OPEN Acrylics (an exploration of the special qualities of the new slow drying acrylics)
Colour Mixing with Acrylics (a day to create, expand or reinvent your palette through discovery).

For further information, contact her at www.stokes.net.nz or moragstokes@paradise.net.nz.
Also check out her Facebook Artist page at www.facebook.com/morag.stokes.artist



Illustration School
Illustration School
Picture Book Illustration

Award winning team, Sandra Morris and Nina Rycroft have published over 30 picture books between them, they are passionate about their work and offer a wealth of knowledge and experience. Here is an opportunity for aspiring author/illustrators to build expertise and technique as they learn the skills of developing and illustrating a picture book. A practical programme showing all aspects of visual literacy.

For full programme and booking details go to www.illustrationschool.co.nz 
Or email:  contact@illustrationschool.co.nz


Sandra gained her MFA from Elam School of Fine Arts where she majored in book illustration and printmaking. She then went on to study for a post grad diploma in Plant and Wildlife illustration at Newcastle University, NSW, Australia. Sandra is also an award winning author /illustrator of children's books. Most of her books have a natural history bias. She has worked in publishing most of her working life as a designer and illustrator and then moved on to part time tutoring at Massey College of Design for five years.

Sandra also teaches BOTANICAL ART at Studio Arts once a month on Sunday afternoon.  Contact Sandra at sandra.morris@illustration.co.nz for further details.

African Plant drawing

For further details please contact Sandra at  sandra.morris@illustration.co.nz

Art Adventure

Tour with Art Adventures and discover the essence of New Zealand art by visiting artist studios', regional dealer galleries, lunching at local vineyards, and taste award wining wines. Discover your creativity in spectacular scenery while our professional tutors guide you in your own masterpiece. We provide everything and the materials are yours to keep. With Art Adventures everyday is different.

For more information: www.artadventures.co.nz

Explore contemporary art through our huge range of practical Art Classes, Art History and Interior Design Courses.  Call us for more information 09 577 0138 or visit our website www.tetuhi.org.nz

13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga, Auckland
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UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture Centre is located in the heart of Howick, East Auckland.

They have an on site Theatre & Green Room, Malcolm Smith Gallery, three Art studios, a meeting room and other spaces for hire, Xacuti Cafe/Bar/Bistro serving each day and evening from 8:30am to late.

UXBRIDGE delivers a huge range of courses & workshops, exhibitions, events and performances throughout the year.

For more information on UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture
35 Uxbridge Rd, Howick
09 535 6467

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