Open to everyone. Options for all skill levels. Daytime, evening and weekends groups and classes
Art or craft classes can improve your creative thinking, alleviate stress and build resilience in your brain. With our tutors you will learn how to enhance your creativity.
Our classes provide a pathway to learn how to draw, paint, sew or quilt. Natural creativity is not a requirement.
The absolute beginner classes are designed for those keen to learn but with no experience. This type of class is structured; taking a step-by-step approach to all the basic techniques and knowledge you will need.
Following completion of this class you can progress to an advanced beginner class which will build on those basic skills and expand the range of techniques you can apply to your art or craft.
For those with more experience our intermediate classes and specialist workshops provide a way to explore more advanced techniques or different styles of work that can expand your creative expression.
Our members get discounted rates of 20-30% on tutored classes
If you plan to attend more than one workshop or term class you will save significantly by joining as a member.
Our tutors are experienced in teaching adults at various skill levels. Many are professional artists and makers who regularly sell their work. They are all passionate about their chosen art form and provide plenty of positive feedback to encourage you in your creative journey.
We meet in the Newman Building, named in honour of Dorothy and Stanley Newman whose generous bequest enabled a space to be built for our diverse community to develop and practise their creativity. The rooms are comfortable, well equipped and warm in winter and are easily accessible with a wheelchair ramp and lift to the upper floors.
We have a fully equipped kitchen with a continuous hot water zip, microwave, fridge and oven. Tea, coffee and milk are provided for the use of all visitors, and many groups develop a roster for morning or afternoon tea during their classes or sessions.
We have painting easels, water jars and spare palettes as well as dryers for the painters. Two printing presses and a book press for print and bookmakers. For the fibre artists, quilters and sewers we have ironing boards, irons, cutting mats/tables and rulers, as well as looms, tapestry frames and spinning wheels. We also have a projector and laptop that can be booked by any group for use on the premises.
There is an extensive library upstairs in Room 4 from which members can borrow books for a month at a time.
T4 2022 Tue 8th Feb - 29 Mar 1 - 4pm Contemporary Semi Abstract Painting - Rachel Helson
170.00 - 200.00
Rachel will teach technique and approaches to composing landscapes, still life or figurative work in a contemporary style. Learn composition, colour theory and layering with paint and mediums. Evaluate your own work advice from Rachel as you progress. The fee includes gesso, paper, tape and mediums provided used to add texture and depth to your work. Some tools available for class use. Suitable for those with some experience in oil, acrylic or pastel.
T1 2022 Tues 1st Feb - 22 Mar 9.30 - 12.30pm Advanced Watercolour Painting Robyn Eastgate-Manning
160.00 - 200.00
From 9.30am -12.30pm for 8 weeks
Robyn covers a wide range of techniques during her classes using demonstrations and tailored feedback to students. Each class begins with a review of work completed since the last class. A review of work produced during class is also undertaken. Suitable for those with some experience. Students bring materials see list below. Supplies: Gordon Harris in Vivienne St
T1 2022 Thu 3rd Feb - 24 Mar 7 - 9pm Beginner Watercolour with Robyn Eastgate-Manning
180.00 - 250.00
An eight week structured course to equip you with basic drawing and watercolour painting skills in a small group. Designed for absolute beginners or those returning after a long break from drawing or painting.
Those who continue with the course after a term will have their basic skills extended and gaps from missed lessons or skills that take time to master addressed again. Materials list below with ideas of where to source.
T1 2022 Wed 2 Feb - 27 Mar 7 - 9pm Intermediate Watercolour - Robyn Eastgate-Manning
160.00 - 200.00
From 7 - 9pm for 8 weeks
This course is the next step for those who have some experience under their belts and want to continue learning more about watercolour. We highly recommend that participants complete the Learn to Draw and Paint Beginners course before advancing to this one. We can accommodate a beginner if this night works better for you or there are insufficient numbers to run the other Class.
Subscriptions are paid annually at the start of the calendar year. Members can attend as many untutored groups as they like throughout the membership year, as well as receiving a discounted rate for tutored classes and workshops.
Child members (4-16 years) receive a $5 daily discount of term class fees and any holiday workshops.
Terms and Conditions
Last updated: May 2018
Purchases and Enrolments
All purchases and enrolments on our website www.kacc.org.nz are subject to confirmation from Karori Arts and Crafts. You will receive an email confirming completion of your order or purchase. Once this confirmation is received any cancelations and refunds will be as specified by our Refund policy below.
All prices on our website are in New Zealand dollars and include GST if applicable.
No classes or workshops are held on public holidays.
Payments can be made by deposit into our bank account specified in our email to the address provided by you when ordering. Payments are required within 48 hours. Any payments not received within this time may result in your order being cancelled.
Creditcard payments may also be made through a secure payment process on our website.
When payment has been received we will send you an email confirming your purchase.
A full refund or credit of classes and workshop fees paid will be offered if KACC cancels any workshop or class prior to the start date. You will be notified of any such refunds at least 48 hours prior to the start date.
If a participant has to cancel due to an emergency you can apply to us for a refund or credit. This needs to be received within 7 days of scheduled start date. These are considered on an individual basis.
Intellectual property rights
All copyright, trade marks, design rights, photography and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) on this website is the property of Karori Arts and Crafts and/or third parties who have given permission to us for use of this property. Please respect this and do not download images, copy content or plagiarise design elements without the express permission of Karori Arts and Crafts.
Occasionally we like to take photographs for future publicity purposes. If you object to us using these photographs then please advise us immediately.
Health and Safety
Please remember that you are responsible for your own health and safety and you should report any health and safety concerns to your tutor or Centre Manager. You should also advise us of any health concern or medical condition which may require special consideration.
All contact can either be made at email@example.com , or phone +64 4 476 6817 during office hours.
Last updated: May 2018
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