Open to everyone, have options for all skill levels, and include evening and weekends
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 who are keen to learn but have no experience yet. In this type of class you will learn in a structured, step-by-step approach all the basic techniques and knowledge that you will need.
Following this class you can progress to an advanced beginner class which will build on those basic skills and expand the range of techniques that 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.
Open to everyone but our members get discounted rates
Discounts range from 20-30% each class
If you plan to attend more than one workshop or term class you will save significantly by joining as a member.
All of our tutors are experienced in teaching adults with various skill levels. Many are professional artists and crafters 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.
The building where our community meets for creative pursuits is known as the Newman Building in honour of Dorothy and Stanley Newman whose generous bequest enabled it to be built. The rooms are comfortable, well equipped and warm in winter. It has 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. There are also ironing boards, irons, cutting mats and rulers for the crafters. 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. Accessibility is made easier with a wheelchair ramp and lift to access the upper floors.
Thursday 7-8.15pm, Magical Aotearoa Art Tour (5 weeks remain) with Jonathan Else
10.00 - 55.00
Curious about New Zealand Art? Like to know more? Are you interested in Modern Art but uncertain what it means? Do you feel “out of your depth” in working out what you like and why? Join Jonathan Else for a low-pressure virtual “art tour”. Be introduced to the works of New Zealand’s finest modern, contemporary artists. Learn the background to their creativity. Only KAC members get series rate, join online. Prior payment essential.
No refunds. A session cancelled by KAC will be re-scheduled. Credit if you cannot make new date. Image: Pat Hanly Blast, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery
T4: Mon 1 November- 15 November Extend your Drawing Skills with Margaret Taylor from 1-3pm
30.00 - 80.00
Designed for beginners with some experience who want to commit to improving their drawing ability using subject matter that interests them. Using examples and structured exercises Margaret will guide you in improving your observation skills as a platform for capturing the essence and form of objects using a range of techniques.
Materials see list below or order a pack for $30, 2 days notice required for this please.
T4 Tue 19 Oct - 14 Dec 9 wks Watercolour Painting by Robyn Eastgate-Manning
180.00 - 225.00
From 9.30am -12.30pm Those from T3
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
1) Hahnemule A3, 300 gsm rough 10 sheets plus 1 sheet Fabriano paper that you can rip to more irregluar sizes. 2) A paint palette and paint in the base colours required for class. This covers 2 applications of each colour in your palette enough for 8 wks Cotman Student 3) Brushes can be bought in a cheap Reeves set or individually, you will also need a round size 20 with the set or one of each brush. Materials available at the centre on your first class of term or by arrangement once payment made. A cheaper set of Pebeo paint for $19-25 can be purchased by arrangement.
T4: Wed 20 Oct - 15 Dec, 9 wks from 7-9pm, Intermediate Watercolour - Robyn Eastgate-Manning
180.00 - 225.00
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , or phone +64 4 476 6817 during office hours.
Last updated: May 2018
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